History


Hammer's Farm a name deriving from an 18th century door knocker that still embellishes its main gate is an estate located 3 miles away from the UNESCO recognised world heritage city of Angra do Heroísmo. This farm's activity reached its zenith when the orange fruit trade in the Azores was a very prosperous activity. It was here that these citrines were produced, packed and exported to Europe , labelled as Japanese fruit.
Later on, after the decline of that economic period in the Azores , wine presses were installed in the Farm for the wine and loquat brandy production, a type of fruit that nowadays still abounds in the 56 square miles that makes up the estate, alongside with many orange trees and other types of fruit trees.
Through an extensive work of investigation and the study of several vestiges found, we were able to reconstruct and maintain certain regional aspects such as: workshops, traditional dying out crafts, and houses dating back to the beginning of the Azores settlement. We were also able to recover and adapt certain Farm areas to biological agriculture, and preserve autochthonous species of domestic animals for use in the various features of the Farm.
Hammer's Farm is regarded as a "Tourist Utility" by the Azorean Regional Government. Here, we intend to recreate a genuine Terceira 's rural ambiance, starting with the buildings and ornaments, on to the gastronomy and ending with the clothing, tradition and festivities. Here, we offer our visitors the true feeling of what life was like five centuries ago in a traditional rural farm such as Hammer's Farm.
As a result of the amount of details observed, research needed and extension of the occupied areas involving Hammer's Farm, this is a constantly evolving project - it will not be easy to exhaustively describe this whole complex in a simple "site".
Therefore we are happy just to give an overall idea of the Farm, letting the visitor explore the magic of discovering a whole new reality by him/herself.
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Canada do Martelo, nº 24 - Cantinho- São Francisco das Almas - S. Mateus
9700-576 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira - Azores - Portugal
Telefone: 351 295 642 842
Telemóvel: 962 812 796 / 969 009 191
Fax: 351 295 642 841
Email: quintadomartelo@quintadomartelo.com
GPS - 38º 40' 23.64" N / 27º 16' 06.39" W
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