Fonte Penedo

Sun blessed herbs from the Algarve

It started with the idea of a sustainable and ecological use of the existing land. Several plants were discussed, at the end we came up to cultivate mediterranean herbs. The advantage of growing mediterranean herbs is that they are also native in the Algarve, the water consumption and maintenance effort is reasonable.

In 2013 we cultivated the first field with Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme. We bought an alambique, with it it is possible to distill around 8 kg of plant material. First positive results lead us to rent more land. In 2015, Fonte Penedos organic farming was certified by Ecocert Portugal according to EU regulation nr. 834/2007.

At present we cultivate Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm and more, we distill essential oils also form wild collections of Immortelle, Thyme or Rock Rose. We distill the essential oils in a traditional way in a copper alambique. We collect the plants in the late morning and around lunchtime to get the best amount of essential oils.

 

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