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5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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Pioneer Farm: Bee Happy - Gramada

15/01/2013

Micky lives in the town of Kresna, in the Southwest of Bulgaria. Beekeeping has been in his family for generations, so naturally he kept the tradition and became an apiarist. Now he is taking care of the beeyard all by himself. And he doesn't seem to mind at all. Micky`s beeyard is located at about 10 km from Kresna, at the foot of Pirin mountain. The area is extremely clean, rich with mountain herbs and many fruits – locust, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, wild rose, apples and pears, pine…

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Pioneer Farm: The Wild Farm

28/12/2012

The Wild Farm is located in the village of Gorno Pole in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. This family-run farm is managed by Blagovesta (Betty) and Nikolay Vasilevs. The family raises some 500 heads of cattle from two local breeds –the Rhodope gray and the Rhodope shorthorn cattle (both protected breeds). They also have sheep, horses and bee hives. Betty and Nikolay apply only traditional farming practices in their farm, and they have devoted their lives to developing the Wild…

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Join and Support Our Pioneer Farms

21/11/2012

Surviving on the market as a small sustainable farm takes a lot of skill, effort and funds. Small farms face many obstacles along their way such as competing with factory farming and building sustainability in an over-consuming world.
 However, there is an increasing trend in the society for supporting small local farms, demanding for better food quality and consciousness about the food’s origin and methods of production. More and more people out there have realized the potential of sustainable local…

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