As a sustainable agrotourism hotel, at Finca Amapola we serve homegrown fruits and vegetables, as well as various herbs and wild plants from our hotel garden. Everything in organic quality. Without sprays and pesticides. This is not only good for our environment, but it simply tastes better and more authentic!
There is no question of winter blues in our garden. Because it throws off many varied vegetables even in the winter months. In the winter season we harvest, for example:
From freshly harvested and aromatic tomatoes to summery fruity melons for drinks or as a
snack in between: With Mediterranean and classic vegetables, our garden spoils you from spring to late fall. During this time we harvest:
Trees are excellent providers of shade, good for the climate and give us sweet, refreshing or nutty fruits. In Mallorca, the cultivation of lemon and orange trees has a long tradition. Therefore, citrus fruits enrich our garden with their versatile uses in the kitchen and at the bar.
We have already planted the first almond and pistachio trees. In Mallorcan cuisine, “pistachos” and almonds are used for both savory and sweet dishes. Of course, in a Mallorcan garden olive trees and tasty avocados can not be missing.
In our orchard you will also find apple and pear trees as well as cherry and nectarine trees.
In addition to classic kitchen herbs such as basil, chives, parsley, sage, thyme and rosemary, we also cultivate wild herbs such as wild chard and wild leeks in our herb corner. Wasabi plants also thrive with us, which we prefer to process into wasabi paste.
In addition, we use plants such as nettle, ribwort, marigolds or milk thistle to make various ointments and tinctures.
So that our egg producers also feel comfortable with us, they have been given a large enclosure in the garden. Here they have enough run and space for scratching and sand bathing. As is well known, happy hens lay the best eggs. In the spirit of sustainability, we do not dispose of species-appropriate food scraps, but feed our beloved poultry as organic feed.
Did you know that bees are among the most important farm animals? Bees are of irreplaceable value for flowering plants and herbs. Because without bees there would be no harvest.
So what could be more natural for gardeners like us than to set up some beehives? In the near future, we will therefore keep our own bees on our property borders, far away from the guest business, and will soon be able to spoil our guests with self-produced Finca Amapola honey.
The many hours of sunshine on Mallorca are also predestined for converting solar energy into sustainable and renewable green electricity. Through the use of a hotel’s own photovoltaic system, we want to contribute our part to a climate-friendly energy transition.
Our vegetable and fruit garden is watered with our own well water. In addition, we have installed a filter system so that we can filter the well water for our guests and fill it in drinking water quality in glass bottles. With this we help our guests to produce less waste, because on Mallorca water is mostly only available in environmentally harmful disposable plastic bottles.
As a guest at Finca AMAPOLA you can decide for yourself how often you want to change your hand and bath towels or your bed linen. Please let us know if you want to do this daily or only if you really need it.
Please remember to turn off the lights and the air conditioning before you leave the room. Do you have any further questions about our sustainability concerns or about your planned stay at Finca AMAPOLA?