Organic farm Azeitona Verde
Our adventure through the lands of the Alto Alentejo began in mid-2003; when, in the midst of a busy professional life and inevitable responsibilities that go with it, we felt it was time to return to a simpler way of living in order to enjoy life. We want to share with you this simple of wholesome countryside life.
Welcome to the countryside and to Azeitona Verde.
Miguel e Claudia Villax
Azeitona Verde Farm
We believe that’s important to respect biodiversity and environmental sustainability. We promote and maintain a balance between tradition and innovation in the local community; we are investing in totally organic environmentally friendly methods because we believe it is best for us, for the animals, the environment and obviously because everything tastes better.
The mission and the purpose of organic Farm AZEITONA VERDE is to increase public awareness about healthy, seasonal and sustainable food. Join us and help us create more awareness about how Portugal eats, and can do it in a simple way, just start to supporting our local agriculture, shopping locally and seasonally, strolling through our countryside and forests, visiting the local farmers and producers.
This region’s natural heritage justifies reasons for a visit, it turns out to be a land of enchantment; few can resist the spell. Everything combines in a natural way to make our day perfect, from the smile with which we are greeted on arrival to the aromatic scent of wild lavender in summer, from the sense of history you feel wherever you go, to the fresh water of its springs and streams, from the typical food and traditions or the peaceful summer night landscape when even the cicadas fall silent and the stars shine with all their splendor.
The vibrant green landscape that heralds Spring is subtly transformed into warm colours to announce the arrival of Autumn.
Here, you can see and feel the seasons, each one presenting its own characteristics and distinct differences, colours and smells. There is the season of new wine and chestnuts in the Autumn, the Summer festivities such as the rosadinhas cherries and liqueur made from fruit surplus, the gaudy green of Spring, or even the experience of snow that sometimes visits us in cold winter days.
It is a mountainous region, which makes it completely different from the plains of the much calmer and better known Alentejo. Here, people say that in the Village of Marvão you can see birds from the back. The truth is that at 850 meters of altitude, the view of the castle is, in fact, quite stunning.
The raw nature of this landscape can be seen in its rock formations, inducing you to believe that a playful god on his way through the fields either carved large stone marbles or ran his hands through the mountains, ruffling them and giving them a Jurassic air.
The presence of humankind contributed to make this place even more beautiful. Examples of this are the ancient walls erected since the arrival of the Romans, tapirs, the necropolis, dams, water mills, medieval Roman roads and paths, the Roman city, Marvão castle.
The district comprises the following parishes: Beirã, Santa Maria de Marvão, Santo António das Areias, Ponte Velha and São Salvador da Aramenha.