May 2, 2022
An interview with our newest artist, Célia Macedo!
Meet Farah's newest Portuguese artisan, Célia Macedo, a ceramic artist based in the Alentejo, rejuvenating the craft with her contemporary designs.
Apr 22, 2022
History of Ceramics in Portugal
Portugal is a country of artisans, and ceramics are a big part of the country’s arts heritage. This brief introduction to Portuguese ceramics covers the history of the craft and the different styles across the country, including our beloved Alentejo.
Apr 1, 2022
Portuguese Olive Oil 101
At Farah Trading Co, we LOVE Portuguese olive oil. While a daily staple and our top selling import, the history and modern day production of this "liquid gold" is often overlooked. Learn about the early and tumultuous history behind this prized product and what makes Portuguese olive oil so special.
Dec 7, 2021
Producer Spotlight - Burel Factory Textiles and Mountain Hotels
Today, owners Isabela Costa’s and João Tomás’s Burel Factory and mountain hotels are internationally-acclaimed, contemporary design and hospitality icons - they’re drawing new attention to Burel wool and the Serra da Estrela mountains and are forging Portugal’s path forward as a leader in sustainable innovation and development.
Nov 15, 2021
MEET OUR PRODUCER CONSERVAS PINHAIS, A CENTURY OLD CANNED SARDINE FACTORY
Tinned sardines or “conservas” are a quintessential Portuguese treat enjoyed in restaurants, kitchen dinner tables and seaside picnics across Portugal and the globe. Canned fish has become a true gastronomical art form. You can find a variety of canned fish around here. Today we’re presenting you Conservas de Pinhais, a company that was founded over 100 years ago with 4 partners whose main goal was to make the highest quality canned sardines available.
Nov 14, 2021
5 reasons not to skip Morgado do Quintão winery in the Algarve
When thinking about the Algarve, most people think about sprawling white sand beaches and high cliffs but beyond all that white sand, walking towards inland you will find rows and rows of luscious vineyards. Morgado do Quintão was one of the first vineyards in the Algarve to export to the US and is one of the most impressive in the region. I'll share a list of five reasons for you to add this beautiful winery to your bucket list.
Nov 14, 2021
Visiting Burel Factory Textiles and its Mountain Hotels
Burel's sustainable textiles are made in Portugal's Serra da Estrela mountain range in a traditional textile with looms from the 1800s. Their factory is visitable and their two mountain hotels are stellar and ready to host you!
May 26, 2021
5 Reasons to visit Taboadella in Portugal’s Dão Region
The Dão wine region, located in central Portugal between Lisbon and Porto, is commonly considered the Portuguese Burgundy! The region is filled with amazing towns and dozens of little wine producers - our top pick for a visit is Taboadella, a stunning winery that shows off modern and sustainable features while maintaining its traditional heritage.
May 21, 2021
Check Out Our Interview in Imbibe Magazine!
We were thrilled to be interviewed about the Douro Valley for the May/June edition of Imbibe Magazine! We discussed the growing popularity of still wines from the region, misconceptions about Port and the challenges global warming brings to grape growing grapes in this rugged terrain!
May 12, 2021
5 reasons to visit Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, in the Douro Valley
The reasons are endless to visit any winery in the Douro Valley - this UNESCO world heritage site is a bucket list travel destination, especially if you are a wine lover! Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a must visit of the Douro - with breathtaking views this winery hotel is perched right above the river.
Apr 16, 2021
5 reasons to include Quinta do Tedo on your next trip to Portugal
A visit to Quinta do Tedo's estate is the perfect way to experience the Douro terroir in all its glory: walk the vineyards, taste their Douro wines and Ports, try their olive oil, hike amazing natural trails and have delightful meals standing over a breathtaking view of the Douro river. Come for the day or book a stay!