Package type: half day
For whom: individuals / groups (min. 2–max. 9 pers.)
Services included: a guided walk in the garden, tasting farm produce
Duration of the programme: 1.5 hours + optional picnic lunch
The farm shop is open:
June–August, Thursday–Sunday 12:00–16:00
July, Tuesday–Sunday 12:00–16:00
Type of transport: individual transfer / tour bus
Address: Vesterbacken 76, 22330 Tjudö, Åland
Distance from the capital: Mariehamn 35 km
Hosts: Anna and Jan Malm
Öfvergårds is a family-run apple farm in Tjudö, in the area called Åland’s apple kingdom. Tjudö is located on the mainland of Åland, in a 30min drive by car from Mariehamn.
Anna and Jan grow and process their own apples. They took over the farm from Anna’s parents who planted the orchard in the 1980ies. Through hard work, continuous learning and innovations they have developed the farm from a traditional apple orchard into an innovative food craft company. The farm produces apple juice, squeezing apples of each variety separately, as they are at their best, to highlight the colour, taste and character of each apple variety.
On the Apple Safari programme, visitors will follow Anna and Jan on an exciting taste journey to see, experience and learn more about apples and to learn a little about the farm’s history. An optional extra is a picnic with packed lunch amidst apple trees, especially beautiful when in blossom. It is called “AX-picking in the apple orchard”. AX is the postal code for the Åland Islands and it has now become a signature that products are made and are from the Åland Islands. Guests can pick up their meals and picnic tables on wheels from the farm and choose a place in the apple orchard to roll out the cart and enjoy their picnic meal in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
- Meeting the hosts. Introduction of the family business and lifestyle.
- Apple orchard. A guided walk through the apple orchard, stories about apple varieties and apple farming.
- Apple juice tasting. Visitors can taste a selection of apple juices produced from the farm’s apples with special Åland flavours.
- Optional – picnic lunch in the orchard.