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7 Days Organic Food & Farm Course in Italy

La Bibioteca, Via Indaco 75, 63842 Monsampietro Morico, Province of Fermo, Italy

Cooking Vacations in Italy

Always dreaming about living a ''greener'' life? During this 7-day food and farm course, set on a beautiful organic farm, La Bibioteca will teach you some essential skills that will help you on your way! Besides enjoying amazing food you will have full days filled with lectures and workshops. La Bibioteca covers topics such as organic gardening, beekeeping, natural fermentation, smoking, butchering and much more. The course is the perfect place for hands-on food enthusiasts who want to learn more about rural living.

Thinking about starting your own small scale mixed organic farm? La Bibioteca is happy to share their knowledge and help you on your way!

Meet the instructors

Sophie & Filipe
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Highlights

  • 5 full course days
  • Acquire farming techniques
  • Learn useful food techniques
  • Take home with you your self-made products
  • Farming and cooking toolkit
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
13:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Guests will be accommodated in luxe option - a private apartment with its own kitchen, queen size bed, private bathroom with shower and bathtub.

Program

Food techniques

  • Sourdough bread making
  • Sausage making
  • Wood-fired pizza making
  • Preserving through natural fermentation
  • BBQ basics

Farming techniques

  • Slaughtering poultry (optional) and basic butchery
  • Designing your own vegetable garden with limited amount of space in the city
  • Crop rotation, seeding, and planting techniques
  • Organic pest control and plant maintenance
  • Introduction to beekeeping

Taking home your produce

During the course, you will be making many products that will be difficult to transport home by plane. La Bibioteca, therefore, can provide a postal service of your own "La Bibioteca Farm Box," which they can send to any country in Europe for the price of postage costs.

Your farm and food toolkit

Everyone will receive their own toolkit. This gift box is filled with useful tools which you will need at home to start using your new found skills. The gift box includes: *Your own chef’s knife and apron

  • Sourdough starter kit (starter, bread scraper, bread basket)
  • Engraved copper hand shovel
  • 2 pairs of gardening gloves
  • Pair of garden scissors
  • Farm and food course folder with recipes and detailed course information, pen, and notebook

Daily program

Day 1

  • Afternoon: arrival and tour of the farm
  • Dinner: welcome dinner

Day 2

  • Morning: setting up your own organic vegetable garden and crop rotation
  • Lunch: organic lunch
  • Afternoon: preserving through natural fermentation
  • Dinner: organic dinner

Day 3

  • Morning: sausage making
  • Lunch: organic lunch
  • Afternoon: organic pest control, plant maintenance, and planting techniques
  • Dinner: organic dinner

Day 4

  • Morning: slaughtering poultry and basic butchery
  • Lunch: organic lunch
  • Afternoon: BBQ basics
  • Dinner: organic dinner

Day 5

  • Morning: sourdough bread making
  • Lunch: organic lunch
  • Afternoon: wood-fired pizza making
  • Dinner: organic dinner

Day 6

  • Morning: introduction to beekeeping
  • Lunch: organic lunch
  • Afternoon: practical experience on farm
  • Dinner: organic dinner

Day 7

  • Morning: farewell breakfast
  • Lunch: departure

Instructors

Sophie de Jong

Filipe da Cunha

Location

This culinary vacation will take place in Monsampietro Morico, Italy.

Nearby places

  • Ancona - 1.5 hours
  • Bologna - 3.5 hours
  • Pescara - 1.5 hours
  • Rome - 3.5 hours

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes

General

  • Environmentally friendly

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

Food

Daily organic breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included. On your two free days, only breakfast is included but other meals can be provided upon request. All meals are served with drinks (homemade infusions, water, organic wine and beers, coffee, tea, after dinner digestive).

La Bibioteca cooks a wide variety of delicious and healthy dishes with fresh produce from the farm. Any dietary restrictions should be mentioned well in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Even though they are not included in the price, there are many fun and exciting excursions in the area. Ranging from horseback riding, mountain hiking, mini golf, visiting outdoor swimming pools, treatments at a beauty spa to wine and cheese tastings. You can also practice yoga. La Bibioteca will happily book any excursion for you. There is a beautiful spa facility nearby with a salt cave, sauna, whirlpool, outdoor pool, massages, and more.

What's included

  • 5 full course days
  • Your self-made products to take home
  • Your own farming and cooking toolkit
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Fullboard meals (organic breakfast, lunch, and dinner), drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic

What's not included

  • Extra excursions
  • Travel costs
  • Costs for selective mailing service for those who travel by plane and cannot take product home in their luggage

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Abruzzo Airport (PSR), Marche Airport (AOI), Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), or to a Rome airport. From any of these airports, you can then rent a car. This way you are mobile and it will be easier to move around on your free days, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel around and explore the beautiful countryside of Le Marche.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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