Kass-Haff is generally open on Sundays and holidays although it's always a good idea to call ahead
Photo: Kass/Chrëscht & Nicole Lanners
Each year, some 6,000 people visit the Kass-Haff, an organic farm based in Rollingen, near Mersch.
Tom Kass and his partner Anja Staudenmayer are directors of the farm, which has been operating since 2012, and for over 15 years they have offered pedagogical activities for youngsters. The farm is located in what Kass calls “beautiful countryside”, and it allows visitors more than a glimpse into organic farming based on the Demeter guidelines. They can actually take part.
Kass says his favourite visitors are children. “We work together with them to show them normal activities taking place on the farm.”
Such pedagogical activities range from feeding the animals to seeing how the cows are milked, learning about seasonal produce, and much more.
Although springtime tends to be the best opportunity to catch sight of newborn animals, Kass says there are normally piglets on the farm year-round. The farm is also home to around 100 cattle and 200 laying hens as well as plenty of horses, goats and rabbits to keep visitors captivated, especially the younger ones.
Kass also says there is plenty of space, allowing animals to roam freely.
The adjacent Kass-Haff Naturata shop allows visitors to purchase specialties, further providing insight into the life cycle on the farm. Products range from milk and potatoes, to salami and other meats which are processed by the Niessen butchery. Milk from the farm is also used to make cheese, which is sold at the shop and elsewhere.
Kass regularly welcomes visits from school and other groups, for example, for birthday parties. But “the farm is always open”, he says--though normally visitors leave before 7 p.m. Indeed, parents and their children are welcome anytime, as the farm is generally open on Sundays and holidays as well, although it’s always a good idea to call ahead.