Simon: “The idea and the desire to take charge of marketing our own farm produce, has of course existed for a long time. Thus, we’ve been utilizing our central location for many years now, offering our milk and eggs via vending machines to locals and guests. In the region there are many farms making products of excellent quality. However, up until now it was difficult to offer these individually to the consumer. That’s why the idea came about, to set up a central farm shop and with the help of lots of regional partners we can now offer a wide selection of goods. In addition to milk, cheese, quark and butter there’s meat and sausage products, game, schnapps, liqueurs, jams, honey, eggs, but also leather and felt products from our local craft workshops. We also have flour and baking products from the Ottingermühle in Tamsweg in our range, which is sure to please the many fans of “Baking with Christina”.
Short transportation routes, bringing the wares to the customer alone are not enough for me. For example, it always annoyed me that only certain parts of a cow were used. That’s how I got the idea of not just adding a café to the farm shop, as is usually the case, but a really cosy restaurant too. In addition to our small, but fine “basic menu“ with traditional dishes, there are also weekly, seasonal dishes. We set great store on using all meat parts. And so now and again you’ll find, according to availability, home-made brawn, innards or roast liver on the menu.“
Simon: “Exactly. Inspired by talking to guests, and farm visitors, which we’ve had due to long-standing contact with my former school, we had the idea of offering guided tours of the farm and stables from this coming summer. Our aim is to give people a real insight into farming today and to convince them of the quality of our produce. And to round off the concept, the Dorfalm offers a fully-equipped seminar room for 20 to 30 persons and offering the opportunity to hold training courses.
Infos & Tipps: Dorfalm Flachau, Flachauer Strasse 459, 5542, Flachau+43 (0) 6457 33 911
Here you’ll find Info regarding suppliers and opening hours: www.dorfalm-flachau.at
Restaurant with seating for 70 people
Seminar room for 20 to max. 30 persons.