On our farm, Lundasletta, we deal with agrotourism (in Norwegian gårdsturisme), sheep and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). We, who run the farm, are Inger Murvold and Vidar Hovden Knutsen. Our four kids are now grown-ups and have left their parents home alone. Anyway, they are not bothered by homesickness, but can be seen from time to time.
The autumn 2015 a serious rehabilitation project started at our farm and "Kårstua" and the outbuildings are today in a very good shape. During the work we have emphasized taking care of the soul of the buildings.
Agrotourism - Gårdsturisme
Agrotourism is not a commonly used term in Norway, but "gårdsturisme" is basicly the same. With us the guests in "Kårstua" own a part in the CSA and can harvest organic vegetables and berries of the season in the field. During the summer it abounds with delicious vegetables wich is an adventure harvesting. You can also buy sheep skin from our sheep of the breed Norsk pelssau (Norwegian pelt-sheep). Or you can just enjoy your time in the solarium with peltsw from the sheep in the chairs.
Lundasletta has a sheltered and fine placement close to Austrått Manor, Austrått Fort, Austrått grove, Austrått golf course, the beach in Storjektvika and Austrått Marina. In our opinion, nothing can compare to a summer day at Austrått. It´s nice to stroll to the sea on idyllic paths through the Austrått grove. For those who wants more action - biking, kayak paddling, playing golf or a trip out on the sea sailing or fishing.
The farm was originally a part of the main farm, Austrått, but was separated out in 1930. It consists of 13 ha cultivated land and 10 ha pasture for the sheep. The pasture can be found close to the Rusaset Lake and the Rusaset Mountain. Except for 1 ha assigned to grow organic vegetable and berries in the Community Supported Agriculture, the land is for graze and feed for the sheep. During the wintertime we feed 70 sheep of the race Norsk pelssau. In the summertime the number has increased sharply, since more than 100 lambs put their mark on the farm.