Our tea recipes, gardening and farming traditions and the farm itself is legacy of grandparents. In 80s science doctors Māra and Jānis Vaivars came to conclusion that the organic farming system is more sustainable, economically sound and even with higher average yield potential. Successful organic farming requires more knowledge and more complex working solutions.
Ragāres were established in 1992. with a goal to test in practice this knowledge and has been organic ever since. In the beginning the first local organic certificate was acquired - 'green certificate' it was followed with EU certificate of organic farming and also one of organic food processing in 2003. Māra and Jānis were among a handful of activists who were assisting in creating and promoting organic farming already when it was not trending nor with any extra financial support. Since 2008 the farm was fully transferred to the new generation, leaving a huge legacy of knowledge that is gradually being used in future development.