I found an opportunity to visit so I took one in Turkey. I scoured the internet and searched for cheap hotels in Turkey. I came across Pastoral Valley Eco Farm, also called Pastoral Vadi in Turkish. This farm practiced organic farming. The staff at the farm carry out the genuine practices of doing organic farming. The farm focused in lemons, oranges, olives, and pomegranates. There are also lots of vegetables in the farm. Organic farming of the tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, and artichokes are done by the hotel staff on their own. The artichokes are planted inbetween lines and rows of fruit trees.
Pastoral Vadi also offered authentic Turkish food. The components in the meals were taken from the farm and were organic. Mediterranean style were how the dishes were prepared. The meals were made in the old way using a stove with wood as kindling to cook the food. The kitchen is always open to guests, volunteers and staff. My days at this farm were just fantastic. Lodging was in log cabins. I also liked the river that flows near the kitchen. The sound of the rippling waves of the river were calming and soothing.
Pastoral Vadi is located in a large area of land covering 42,000 sq. meters. The farm is very near the beach and is surrounded by pine forests. The closest village in the area is Yaniklar. This village is approximately 16 kilometers of Fethiye. Visitors can hike in its multitude walking trails in the forests. The farm has the ideal location since it is near many interesting places. Also, the farm is a good setting to see the true life of ordinary village people in Turkey.
Shuttle service is available from the farm to nearby beach resorts. There is also a swimming pool in the farm where guests can swim. The farm’s outdoor pool is kept clean by non-chemical means. The Kargi River is also nearby and guests can swim in its clean water. There are also other activities in the farm that guests can take part of. Boat tours to nearby islands can be arranged. If you like going under the sea, snorkeling is also available for arrangements. But it’s the people that got me hooked. what’s not to like about them? From the staff to the volunteers down to the guests, is what made me stay.
Guests staying in the farm can also learn new skills. Workshops were being offered. Workshops for wine-making and pickling were a couple of what were in store for guests. Basket-weaving and pottery were available for the women folk. I also learned that the farm accepts pets. And dogs are permitted. I was pleased I stayed in this not-so-crowded place. My kids had a wonderful time running around the farm. The farms two black Labrador retrievers, Angel and Marie, were my daughter’s favorite. I was touched when they slept outside my porch. The farm has a presence on the internet, view website for more information on cheap holidays.