Good practice destination Kastamonu İzbeli Farm

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Turkey
  • Ecoact
Organisation Kastamonu İzbeli Farm
Postal address Örencik Köyü İzbeli Mezrası No:5/2 KASTAMONU
Phone +(90) 366 244 36 45
Cell phone +90 532 575 77 52
Release date 19/09/2018
Landscape type Unspecified
  • Certification & Marketing
GSTC Criteria for Destinations
  • A: Sustainable management
  • D: Environmental sustainability
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Destination (Best Practice Destination)
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Good Practice Innovation Sheet
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1. WHO
Key people and organisations (initiator, leader, partners)  The farm, given to İzbeli Family in 1651 in the age of Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV (Mehmet, the hunter) for Timariots (timar holders) has mostly been kept in its original form. The production is still going on in the region with natural and organic agricultural techniques. Breakfast is also served in the farm.
Key Figures Surface Inhabitants Tourism arrivals Tourism nights
2. WHY
Reason for taking the good practice action  Embodying the history of centuries, the farm acts as a museum. İzbeli Family donated the bedspread of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk that he used during his visit to Kastamonu in 1925 to City History Museum. İzbeli Farm has been contributing to tourism in Kastamonu since 2002. Organic products that are grown without using synthetic manure or hormones are provided for the visitors of the farm. Besides the breakfast served in the farm has been appreciated by most of the gourmets and praised by local and national press.
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3. HOW
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Organic agriculture is performed in the farm. For a product to be processed as an organic product, a controlled production in accordance with the related organic agriculture legislation and certification of these products is necessary. It has certificates on organic agriculture given by the Ministries.

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Telephone: +(90) 366 244 36 45 / +90 532 575 77 52 / +90 532 273 85 00


Address: Örencik Köyü İzbeli Mezrası No:5/2 KASTAMONU

İstanbul: 230 Km (2 saat 45 dakika) -Ankara: 240 Km (3 saat)