Our little farm
Solberga Gård is one of the oldest farms in Öland, and one of the very few with a mansion dating back to the 19th century. The farm once was one of the wealthiest in the island, and one can still sense the more than 400 years of history of this place
Solberga grows only organic vegetables since 1988 - including asparagus, garlic, pumpkins and a wide range of other plants, in total 140 species. There are also pigs, sheep, rabbits, cats and horses, all at home in generous stables and most of the time out on the meadows.
Sustainability is our greatest concern: we wish to combine the production of organic foodstuffs with first class foodstuffs in our crêperie and farm shop, and long-lasting holiday memories.
To become sustainable, we have implemented a wide range of measures:
- Our agriculture is certified by KRAV, a very strict Swedish label for foods. For instance, all fertilizer we use is organic, as is all the fodder for the animals.
- All heat and warm water in buildings is produced through geothermal water heating. The electricity needed for the pump is 100% green, coming from wind- and hydropower. All wood used for heating purposes also comes from our own forest.
- We only use organic foodstuffs in the Crêperie.
- We encourage our guests to arrive by train or bus, and to rent a car in Kalmar or bicycles at the farm.
You can read more about our environmental, social and economic ambitions under Sustainability.