The Quinn's Smallholding
2440 Geel, Belgium
Relax, Eat and Learn at an Organic Farm in FlandersDream of escaping to the countryside and a simpler home-grown style of life? Test-drive your dream on the Quinn’s smallholding in Geel, where you can learn a skill, meet some animals, and eat locally produced food.
If you fancy learning how to do some work with your hands, Debbie holds workshops most weekends. You can choose from goat cheese, soap, sausage or preserve making or take one of Debbie's 'Edible Walks.' She even teaches sewing classes.
If you want a full-weekend getaway, Debbie also offers basic B&B rooms, with a shared bathroom, in her house. The weekend package we tested cost €135 and included all of our meals and the two workshops.
Speaking of food you can enjoy a four course 100% organic local meal for 40 Euro. Ours started with a spicy pumpkin soup, followed by fresh pasta with an amazing ragu of the Quinn’s meats, and wrapped it all up with a pear, poached in wine, and topped with Debbie’s goat-milk ice-cream. Heaven! And don't forget Debbie's amazing goat cheeses!
Read a full review of my weekend here: http://cheeseweb.eu/2013/11/farm-geel-belgium/