Location: Moshav Talmei Yosef, Negev
‘Never thought I’d get to post in this group but I am enjoying the most wonderful place called shvil hasalat in eshkol (northern negev) for slightly older kids (I’d say 8 and over) where you can pick and taste salad vegetables and fruit. There is a passion fruit maze and purple carrots to taste! They do tours appropriate for families too.’
The Salad Trail would like to invite you to an unforgettable experience in the greenhouses of the Habsor region in the northern Negev. The tour is planned and guided by the agronomist Uri Alon (a specialist in international agriculture.) Uri is assisted by team of professional guides, who are fluent in several languages and adept at working with differing age groups. You will observe the most up to date agricultural technologies- the “high tech” of agriculture. At every stop of the tour you will receive an explanation followed by you actually picking and eating your fruit right away!
On the tour you will encounter a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables:
The Tomato Greenhouse: How come the tomatoes grow upwards? Why are there enormous bees here? You will pick and eat colorful tomatoes and small peppers and tasty cucumbers.
The Greenhouse of flying strawberries: Why do they grow in the air? Who are the strawberries’ bio-engineered friends? You will learn about the water, the special soil used and, of course, taste the fruit.
The Orchard of Chinese Oranges: Did you know that all of the orchards from the Sharon area were moved to the Negev? You will make Hawaiian style necklaces from Chinese oranges!
Racing of homing pigeons: Once these pigeons were the e-mail of the ancient world. Which is the fastest bird? You will send your messages and wishes on the legs of our homing pigeons.
The Herbal Greenhouse of fresh medical herbs: Green medicinal herbs that are not only for eating – you will touch and smell and learn about their essential oils.
“Pitot on the Saj”: We will bake pitot with zaatar and olive oil. (A saj is a Bedouin oven covered by mud.)
You will explore a genuine maze from passion fruit while picking and eating on your way!
The Field of Carrots: You will learn the history of the carrot and then find and collect orange, white, yellow and purple carrots
There might be changes due to the agricultural season.
The tour lasts 2-3.5 hours. The tour is suited to all ages and all the yearly seasons