Farming

Starting an Organic Farm

In 2010, economist Valentyn Obshtyr quit the banking industry and started to revive the enterprise where his father had once worked. He bought out the assets belonging to a kolhosp in the village of Staryi Porytsk in Volyn and began...

Jerseys and cheese

Viktoriia and Yaroslav Knysh set up a farm and creamery in the village of Selysko, Halychyna, where they produce butter, yoghurts and cheeses from natural cow, sheep and goat milk. After their friends set up a dairy farm with Jersey...

Making Tofu and Falafel

In 2014, Dariia Yaremchuk from Lviv and Vadym Khrebtov from Crimea founded ‘Green’, Lviv’s first vegetarian cafe. The lack of high-quality plant-based foods pushed them to establish their own brand, ‘Zelena Korova’ (‘Green Cow’ — tr.). Now they are one...

Cheeses and roses

Ihor Reva and Solomiia Bratakh left behind city life in Lviv, moved to the village and founded a creamery. They restored an old Austro-Hungarian school building and set up a space for their company, ‘Harbuzovyi Rai’ (‘Pumpkin Paradise’ — tr.)....

Family Sauces

Marharyta and Roman Martynov have turned their family hobby — making their own sauces for homemade dumplings or borshch — into a successful business. In the town of Zhovti Vody, the couple and their parents have set up a production...

Starting a Dairy Farm

The Kmit family started a dairy farm in Uhersko village in Halychyna. Their primary goal was to set up a company that would provide for the local community’s dairy needs. However, in just a couple of years it became one...

Fighting rural migration

Only 10 years ago people from Khorokhoryn village in the Volyn region were leaving en masse for Poland as migrant workers. But as soon as one of those workers – Vitaliy Karpovych – came home with the idea of growing...

Growing‌ ‌nuts‌

During the Soviet times, the vast territory along the bank of the Turunchuk River in the Black Sea village of Troitske was a collective farm. Over time, the land was abandoned, when a large landfill was created nearby. Because of...

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