The farm was started by my parents about 30 years ago. After a long diplomatic life living in all sides of the world, they decided to retire back in their homeland. Somehow they ended up driving around the area, and stumbled upon the valley of Quinta do Rio Touro which is engulfed in the protected land of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park. They right away realized its potential though at the time all was in ruins, mostly all covered in brambles and and the land was bare from any type of agriculture.
They dreamed and built upon it. They were visionaries. At the time, creating an organic farm was not even a thing, but with amazingly healthy dirt and a vision not to destroy such amazing matter, it was the only choice. They always up-kept a beautifully diverse garden, along with fruit trees and a large section for lime trees.
Today, we are working in creating a larger produce section, adding a few more local fruit trees, still keeping our lime production and of course keep on caring for all the other vegetation species that were already here. and following the permaculture principles. This farm will always be an ongoing project of trial and error with local help as well as volunteers.
Our rooster overseeing the farm!