Discovering saffron from harvest to table


PERIOD: from mid-October to mid-November
SUGGESTED OUTFIT: Seasonal clothing, boots or "dirty" shoes
LANGUAGES: Italian, English

your souvenir

The visit ends with a snack, but you will bring with you a jar of the saffron that you helped to produce as the memento of a pleasant and rich morning in the company of Andrea and his family.

Duration

Half day (8.30 - 12.30)

your guide

Andrea: photographer, video maker, passionate cook, farmer and breeder!

Since 2015 he has started his own project to transform his country house into a real farm.

Many projects have been completed, many more are in the pipeline! Among the rolling green hills of Recanati and the blue mountains in the distance, the purple of the saffron flowers comes to life in this small farm during the autumn season, when the colors of the countryside turn yellow and orange.

THE EXPERIENCE - VISIT PROGRAM

Meeting at Andrea’s house early in the morning. After a greeting and a welcome coffee, we will all move to the flowery saffron field to dedicate ourselves to the discovery of the saffron plant and picking flowers! Everyone will be assigned a row and with Andrea’s explanations and under his watchful eye, the harvest will begin!

The husking

Once the baskets are filled, you will move into the house to experience the husking activity that allows the extraction of the red saffron stigmas from the flowers. A manual work that becomes an opportunity to rediscover a direct contact with nature and the territory, a moment of meeting and sharing.
Each one will be assigned a quantity of flowers and in the company of Andrea and his mother Mirella we will collect the stigmas.
Once all the red gold has been extracted from the flowers, it will be time to dry it!

Then you will cheer up... and eat!

While the stigmas are drying in a tray, after a lot of work, it will be time to enjoy a snack based on saffron jam produced on the farm.
While the taste buds will be enjoying the moment, mum Mirella will talk to you about the culinary uses of saffron, offering you tips and recipes from a true expert!
While waiting, there will also be time to get to know the latest arrivals in the farm with Andrea: the microgreens and two nice goats!

PRICE:

Starting from 45 € per person

The fee includes:

• Farm visit and saffron harvesting and husking laboratory
• Your souvenir (jar of saffron that you helped to produce)
• Snack

The fee does not include:

• Transfers to and from the farm
• Extras and everything that is not described in the section “The fee includes"

In order to ensure the availability of the experience, it is necessary to book a couple of days in advance.
Contact us to organize your experience!
Please inform us of any food intolerances or allergies in order to better organize your experience.

Minimum 4 participants.
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The farm is also accessible to people with limited mobility, however some of the activities may not be fully experienced, especially in the field.
Contact us if you have special needs.

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