The integrated farm “Jāņkalni” is founded in 1992, its story now runs through three generations. It’s the passion and love for nature that make up the farm and is passed on through products produced in “Jāņkalni”.
“Give all necessary for plants and it will richly reward you not only with fruits, but also with peace and pleasure that gives good growing plants aura.”
Concept of “Jāņkalni” is simple – it is a family farm where we with passion are implementing different ideas on how to live healthy, delicious and full. The only difference is that we do it on a greater scope to share with you our achievements and fruits of labor.
The most beautiful place in our farm. It has a specific magic because right here it all started thanks to our grandfather agronomist, who cultivated first rhubarbs. Thanks to him it all started, it all develops and keeps evolving.
Our biggest value certainly is wise advice, support and common goal. “Jankalni” is our family lifestyle, not a job or a source of immediate profit. Our best childhood memories and the biggest future dreams and hopes reside here.
By using environment friendly measures and preserving biodiversity, fresh fruits and berries are grown here in an integrated way. After that they are processed in the products department and are prepared like at home – with love and with no preservatives – to become into delicious and healthy products.
of planted land surrounded by forest
in year 2000
planting of first blueberry seedlings
blueberry, strawberry and raspberry varieties
365 days a year
take care of plants, fruits and products
- Responsible for products department, events and marketing
- Soft blueberry candies and blueberry jam are her favorite
- Plays the violin, piano and learns to play accordion
Grown up in the countryside, but got to explore the wide world as well, Ilze realized that her heart and energy belongs to “Jankalni”. She organizes excursions, participates in development of new products, and takes care of various events in “Jankalni” as well. Studies of business administration help her to deal with all these responsibilities.
- Responsible for the field work and the overall development of the company
- Any blueberry products and fresh blueberries are his favorites
- Plays the cello
Education in Latvian University of Agriculture Faculty of business administration perfectly complements practical knowledge of Maris. All the necessary knowledge in organic farming he has acquired in a self-taught way. Opportunity to combine this knowledge, to find creative solutions, diverse everyday life and love of nature and countryside is an inspiration, satisfaction and fulfillment of Maris.
- A volunteer adviser
- Jam “Rabarberu mundrums” and juices are his favorites
- Plays the clarinet
God said to man: “Cultivate the garden and shape it.” Uldis took this quite literally because the love towards the land is innate and field work is very close to his heart. Uldis is father of “Jankalni” in a direct and figurative sense. In 1992 he created one of the largest blueberry farms in Madona district. He also taught his children Ilze and Māris to love nature and work. Now Uldis doesn’t participate in active work anymore, however, he willingly provides wise advice and support to Ilze and Maris.
- Dried cranberries, cranberry syrup, apples and pears are her favorites
Sveta likes work in fresh air in nature as well as do all other managers of “Jāņkalni”. She has acquired all necessary skills in a self-taught way during all of her life. Sveta loves to work with plants and large blueberry bushes. She likes the fact that every working day in “Jankalni” is completely different.
- Favorite products from “Jāņkalni” are blueberry marmalade, buckthorn jam and dried pumpkins
We call Inese our beloved soul of workshop because she works here since the workshop construction times. Inese feels in “Jankalni” almost like at home because during this time we have grown together with her as she has grown with us. To improve her knowledge and creativity she has gone through variety of food safety and movement courses.
Our right hand in workshop and garden
- Favorite products – blueberry production, apple chrisps and natural juices
Diana likes the agricultural industry, so it is no coincidence that she is our right hand as in garden as in product workshop tasks. Dynamics, development, encouraging owners and the work diversity is what attracts her the most to “Jāņkalni”. The nature is, of course, irreplaceable, as is the positive atmosphere and the team that makes work to be more like an exciting lifestyle rather than an obligation.
You are also a part of our band or team because you appreciate our fruits, berries and other products, you help to pick berries, and you inspire us and give energy!