ESTONIAN RURAL NETWORK UNIT: The Open Farm Day TOUR 2016 for international partners

Time: 24.07.2016

Place: Estonia

Open Farm Day

On July 24th, 2016 the second national Open Farm Day is to take place!


More than 200 farms and agricultural producers across Estonia are expected to open their farm doors to receive visitors.

The visitors will be able to see large and small farms, exciting agricultural technology, various animals and plants. The visitors can taste real farm food and buy local products. Each farm has its own programme, displaying the farm’s particularities.

Open Farm Days are organised in many countries across the world, including Finland, Sweden, UK, USA, Australia etc.

The initiative of the Estonian National Open Farm Day was born from cooperation with representatives of the Ministry of Rural Affairs, the Rural Economy Research Centre and Järvamaa Avatud Talud (Open Farms of Järva County).


During the first 2015 National wide Open Farm Day 147 farms were opened with more than 50 000.

VIDEO of OPEN FARM DAY 2015 events:

Open Farm Day Trip on 24-25 July 2016

Estonian Rural Network Unit will organise the Open Farm Day Trip for collegues and international guests on 24-25 July 2016.

Collegues from European Union countries and Nordic-Baltic Region, from National Rural Networks, Managing Authorities, Local Action Groups are welcome to discover Estonian farms and producers with us.

Programme will consist of visit to different kind of farms: small and big, milk production and alternative farms. We hope that the study tour will offer a good and realistic picture of rural life in Estonia.

For more information please contact Ms Ave Bremse from Estonian Rural Network Unit - ave @


Programme for international guests:

 Sunday, 24th July 2016
Day 1

08.30 Departure by bus from Tallinn city centre meeting point - National Opera Theatre "ESTONIA" MAP
09.00 - 10.00

Visit to Esko farm (Kajamaa village, Harju County).

Dairy cows and meat animals. Cheese, yogurt, butter and hand made ice cream manufacturing. Supported by LEADER.; Facebook. Farm has been as well place for the shooting of the popular ETV series.

Host Mr Gunnar Eensalu

10.45 - 11.45

Visit to FARM Korjuse-Vanapere (Kloostrimetsa SCA, Määra village, Padise, Harju County).

Beef cattle breeding, apple and pear trees plantation; Seaberrys and chokeberry growing. Plants and ornamental shrubs cultivation and sale. LEADER support.

Host Mr Ando Eelmaa and Mrs Angalika Asper

12.20 - 13.30

Visti to rural tourism farm and holiday centre UusKalda (Kärbla village, Lääne-Nigula, Lääne Country). Camping, holiday centre, saunas. Home made cider.

Sport facilities are meant both for children and adults disc-golf, indiaca. Blokart - sailing experience for the courageous guests!

Host Mrs Astrid Roosileht

13.30 - 14.00

Lunch at UusKalda

 14.35 - 15.20

Visit to Enno talu. (Laukna village, Märjamaa, Rapla County)

Gardening. Specialty: cold-resistant ferns - cultivation and sale. Enno Farm is one of the few Estonian households engaged in the cultivation of ferns.

Host Mr Aivar Kaljuste

 16.00 - 16.40

Visit to Nõgese Handicarft Farm. (Ramjee Lt. Mustla-Nõmme village, Paide, Järva County).

Linen garments, textile dolls, bags and home textile. Wooden toys, souvenirs and furniture.

Host Piret Kreitsmann


Accommodation in Jäneda Guest House.

Double room for two - 45€ and single stay in double (twin) room - 40€.

Please indicate in the registration what kind of room you need and your form of payment. If you have special needs (e.g. dietary), please use remarks.

19.00 Dinner in tavern "Musta Täku Tall", Jäneda

Monday, 25th July 2016
Day 2


Seminar "Nationwide Rural Actions in Estonia"

Venue: Rural Economy Research Centre in Jäneda

Link to PHOTOS

10.00 - 11.45

Meeting with organisators of different events. Possibility to hear presentations and share experiences of organising different regional or national events:

  • National Open Farm Day 2015 and the first Open Farm Days in Järva County 2012-2014 - Silva Anspal (Järva Development Partners, LAG manager)
  • Open rural tourism-farm days in 2014-2016 - Raili Mengel (NGO Estonian Rural Tourism, executive director)
  • Estonian Village Movement Kodukant and selection of Village of the Year - Anneli Kana.(Village Movement Kodukant, coordinator)
  • Movement "Back to the Countryside" and Lihula Municipality - Ms Kristi Märk, coordinator/ Lihula Municipality
12.00-12.45 Lunch in Musta Täku Tall, Jäneda
13.10 - 14.00

Visit to Metsamõisa FARM - Pure Water Theme Park - Is located between two villages, two municipalities and two county crossing of point. (Järsi and Pikavere villages in Järva and Western-Viru counties).

Theme Park focuses on the topic of clean water. Offers nature studies and hiking trips to everybody, including disable people in wheelchair nature track. You can also find the therapeutic Sense Garden. Possible to get to know practical solutions for renewable energy (sun+wind), a stdy for building windmills and solar panels; making steam engines.

Host Mr Priit Adler
Video (in Estonian)  BOOKLET in ENG

15.00 - 16.00

Visit to SAE FARM. (Uuri küla, Kuusalu, Harju County)

Lahemaalammas - Lahemaa Sheep is Estonian native sheep, the oldest domestic breed in the country. Also chickens and Cattle Dog coaching.

Host Imbi and Taavi Jäetma

17.00 Back in Tallinn

More information: Estonian Rural Network Unit. Ave Bremse ave (at), +372 51 56 412


Viimati muudetud: 10.08.2016

October 2020
Tagasi  Edasi

  Jäneda, Tapa vald 73602, Lääne-Virumaa, Tel 384 9700, seminar (at)