Waarom onze Biologische Kook & Landbouw cursus zo leuk is?

Tijdens onze 5 daagse cursus in Italie leer je hoe het in de praktijk is om eigenaar te zijn van een kleine gemengde biologische boerderij. Je leert hoe je een biologische tuin opzet, hoe je alles onderhoud, hoe je de producten van het land (groenten, zuivel en vlees) verwerkt en conserveert. Kortom je leert boeren en koken! Dit alles doe je op onze prachtige boerderij  en in onze professionele keuken onder begeleiding van een familie professionele boeren en koks! Oh ja, en het eten drie maal per dag is fantastisch!

De Familie van Professionele Koks en Boeren

We zijn een familie met een achtergrond in de horeca en in de landbouw. Een team van totaal drie enthousiaste boeren en twee van ons zijn professionele koks. Eerder hebben wij een eigen restaurant in Noord Holland gehad en een biologische boerderij in België. Op zoek naar een gezonder leven zijn we vijf jaar geleden geëmigreerd naar Italië om hier ons ideale bedrijf op te zetten. Een prachtige mix van boeren, koken en didactiek. Graag willen wij anderen op weg helpen om zich dichter bij de productie en koken van (h) eerlijk eten te brengen. Wij geloven dat wij iets unieks bieden omdat we een eerlijke – ongetinte kijk geven op het dag dagelijkse leven op een gemengde biologische boerderij. De geneugten maar ook de valkuilen. Dit doen we niet alleen door middel van theoretische kennisoverdracht  (een bijzonder gedetailleerde theorie-map) maar ook door geweldig interessante en uitdagende workshops op de boerderij ( natuurlijk fermenteren van groenten en zuivel, zuurdesem brood bakken) en gezellige gezamenlijke diners (Barbecue avond, houtoven pizza-avond).

U verblijf

Op onze mooie boerderij hebben wij twee slaapkamers met eigen badkamer (op de gang) en een luxe appartement ter beschikking.  De kamers zijn comfortabel uitgerust en beschikken allen over een  ruim dubbel bed. Ideaal voor koppels of goede vriendinnen. Bij de data en prijzen ziet u een meer uitgebreide omschrijving van elke kamer, het maximaal aantal personen en de voorzieningen.

U kunt er ook voor kiezen om u eigen verblijf te regelen in de buurt van de boerderij. Wij werken samen met omliggende hotels, B&B’s en vakantiehuizen. Hieronder vindt u enkele links:

Agricamp Picobello

Vacation Rental Biancopecora

Boutique Hotel Leone

Apartment in eco-villa in a vineyard

Testimonials

Sophie Daunais

Dearest Sophie, Filipe and Marjan,

I truly enjoyed every single minute I spent with all of you at la Bibioteca. From the personal times (thank you for those DELICIOUS breakfasts, lunches and dinners!!!) to the classes with Marjan, to the practical learnings in the kitchen. Everything was just perfect. You couldnt have made me feel more at home and I couldnt have hoped for better teachers.

I was impressed by how hard you work. It is really a non-stop job! But seeing you running your business with so much passion and positive attitude was a real inspiration. I can see how people who work with and for you truly enjoy it. You have set up a beautiful working culture at la Bibioteca. I want to be the same running « Can EsCarrer ». What a wonderful upbringing for your children. They are very very lucky.

Sophie Daunais

Lina & Daniel

Dear Sophie, Fillip and Marjan

 
Thank you, for teaching us, for inspiring us, for welcoming us, for feeding us, for your lack of bullshit, for your patience and generosity, for making us laugh, think and taste.
Thank you.
 
Love from
Lina & Daniel

Wat je leert tijdens de cursus

FOOD TECHNIQUES
  • Zuurdesem brood maken
  • Worsten draaien
  • Pizza in een traditionele steenoven maken
  • Fermenteren van groenten, zuivel en vlees
  • Rooktechnieken & BBQ basics
FARMING TECHNIQUES
  • Slachten van pluimvee
  • Ontwerpen van moestuin (al dan niet in de stad)
  • Vruchtwisseling
  • Biologische plaagbestrijding en Planttechniek
  • Introductie Imkeren
  • Kruiden & Cosmetica

Het weekprogramma

MORNING LUNCH AFTERNOON DINNER
DAY 0 Arrival & Tour of the Farm Welcome Dinner
DAY 1 Fermenteren Biologische Lunch Worsten maken Organic Dinner
DAY 2 Moestuin ontwerp & Vruchtwisseling Biologische Lunch Biologische plaagbestrijding & Planttechniek Organic Dinner
DAY 3 Slachten pluimvee Biologische Lunch Roken en Bbq Basics Bbq Dinner Party
DAY 4 Zuurdesem brood maken Biologische Lunch Pizza’s in de steenoven Pizza Dinner party
DAY 5 Introductie Imkeren Biologische Lunch Kruiden & Cosmetica Organic Dinner
DAY 6
Farewell Breakfast Departure

Good to know

Extra activities

From wine tasting to outdoors sports & activities (such as swimming, horseback riding and golf) as well as exploring the picturesque villages there is plenty to do or see near the farm. Whilst these activities are not included in the price, we would be happy to arrange them for you in case you would like to add on a day or two on your holiday in order to enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside.

Transport
  1. By plane & bus & rental car, flying on Rome airport (both Fiumicino o Ciampino are fine). From there you can take a direct bus to Pedaso with the company Roma Marche linee (tickets can be purchased online for 24 euro each and this trip takes about 3.5 hours). Then in Pedaso one could rent a car in order to drive the 30 minutes inland it takes to arrive at our farm.
  2. By plane & bus (& pick up), flying on Rome airport (both Fiumicino o Ciampino are fine). From there you can take a direct bus to Porto san Giorgio with the company Roma Marche linee (tickets can be purchased online for 24 euro each and this trip takes about 3.5 hours). Then in Porto san Giorgio one could take two different busses (costs 5 euro total), changing in Fermo, in order to arrive to the town closest to our farm (Sant Elpidio Morico). Here we will pick you up and take you to our farm. Or you could arrange for a pick up in Porto San Giorgio with us in advance! Costs are 10 euro p.p.
  3. By plane & car, flying on Rome airport (both Fiumicino o Ciampino are fine)/ Pescara airport or Ancona airport. From each of these airports it is possible to rent a car and then drive to our farm directly. We personally recommend this option seeing as it gives you the freedom to drive around in our area, which is in the countryside, and you can arrive on your own shedule not depening on timetables of busses.
    Time wise the drives from the respective airports to our farm are: ROME; 3.5 hours, Ancona 1.20 hours, Pescara 1.20 hours.

CLOSEST AIRPORTS: ROME (3.5HOURS) ANCONA (1.2 HOURS), PESCARA (1.2 HOURS)

The exact location of our farm can be found via this link.

 

Taking home your produce

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

Your Farm & Food Tool Kit

Everyone will receive their own tool kit.  This gift box is filled with usefull tools which you will need at home to start using your new found skills. The gift box includes;

  • Your own Chef’s Knife & Apron
  • Sour Dough Starter Kit (Starter, Bread Scraper, Bread basket)
  • Copper Hand Shovel
  • 2 Pairs of Gardening Gloves
  • Pair of Garden Scissors
  • Farm & Food Course Folder with Recipes & Detailed Course Information, Pen & Notebook

Dates & Prices

Price

Option ‘COURSE ONLY’: This option is for those amongst you that prefere to arrange their own accomodations.

Single: € 650
Couple : € 1200

Price includes the 5 course days and organic lunches with drinks

  • This option if for those of you who prefere to arrange their own logging in the area. Please contact us if you are looking for references for nice accomodations in our area! We have plenty of contacts ranging from nature campsites to luxurious villas.
  • You will be expected to arrive on the farm every day at 9.30 by your own tranportation.
  • Price includes organic lunches on all course days, including drinks, on the farm.
  • Optional extra meals can be arranged upon request. Costs p.p. will be 25 euro/ meal/ person.
  • Price includes elaborate farming & cooking tool kit to take home.
  • Price includes a array of all your self made products to take home (excluded are the costs for selective mailingservice for those who travel by plane and cannot take product home in their luggage)

Option COMFORT : Double room in our farm house with queen size bed  and private bathroom in the hall with shower, bidet and toilet.

Single: € 950
Couple : € 1450

Price includes organic breakfasts, lunches and dinners with drinks.

  • All meals are served with drinks (iced tea, water, organic wine & beers, coffee/tea, after dinner digestive).
  • Price includes 6 nights in 2 person double bedroom with queensize bed & private bathroom with shower, toilet & bidet.
  • Price includes elaborate farming & cooking tool kit to take home.
  • Price includes a array of all your self made products to take home (excluded are the costs for selective mailingservice for those who travel by plane and cannot take product home in their luggage)

Option LUXE : Enjoy total privacy in your own appartment situated right next to the farmhouse with it’s own kitchen, queensize bed and bathroom with shower & bathtub.

Single: € 1.500
Couple: € 2700

Price includes organic breakfasts, lunches and dinners with drinks.

  • All meals are served with drinks (home made infusions, water, organic wine & beers, coffee/tea, after dinner digestive).
  • Price includes 6 nights in 2 person loft appartment, adjacent to the farmhouse, with queensize bed, private bathroom with shower and bathtub & fully equiped kitchen.
  • The kitchen will be fully stocked with organic groceries.
  • Price includes elaborate farming & cooking tool kit to take home.
  • Price includes a array of all your self made products to take home (excluded are the costs for selective mailingservice for those who travel by plane and cannot take product home in their luggage)

IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE TO SELECT THIS OPTION AND TAKE IT AS A INDIVIDUAL COURSE WEEK. DATES CAN BE ARRANGES UPON REQUEST.

Dates

3 March- 9 March 2019

31 March – 5 April 2019

28 April – 4 May 2019

26 May – 1 June 2019

23 June- 29 June 2019

1 September – 7 September 2019

15 September – 21 September 2019

UPON REQUEST (This option is available for the Luxe couples’ option only with for an extra charge of 300 Euro)

Booking conditions
  • 25% Deposit in order to confirm your booking
  • This deposit is non refundable
  • The balance needs to be settled 14 days prior to arrival directly with La Bibioteca. Any discounts will be deducted from this second payment.
  • All payments can be made through bank transfer or credit card.
MAKE A RESERVATION FOR THIS COURSE