Estonia’s first saffron garden
From now on, Estonia’s first saffron farm will be located in Hiiumaa, on Kõpu peninsula, with its mild climate and pure nature. The saffron bulbs are planted in a field of natural grassland, where saffron grows naturally pure and chemical-free. An average of 250 000 flowers are needed to produce one kilogram of saffron. The strength of the flavour and colour of saffron is indicated by the fact that up to 0.5 grams of saffron are needed to prepare one dish.
Lavender Farm on Paradise Island
The largest lavender cultivation in the vicinity, probably the northernmost lavender farm in the world, is in Hiiumaa, at latitude N 58°56′ 20″. Around 20,000 lavender plants grow on almost a hectare on the rocky outskirts of the Kärdla meteorite crater, and most of the work is done by hand due to organic production. As it is mainly a production farm, Lavendlitalu is open to visitors mainly during the Open Farm Days and the Harvest Festival.