Droga mleczna (Milky Way)
Ania Łuczywek and Rafał Duszyński moved out of the city few years ago to live close to the nature and live of what they produce themselves. Today they own a lovely farm, with several hectares of land near Kazimierz, a small herd of dairy cattle of Jersey breed and cheese and yoghurt manufacture, the products of which win the hearts and palates of Polish dairy gourmets.
Ekological Portobello Mushrooms from Dąbrówka
Dorota and Tomasz Grela cultivate in Dąbrówka brown portobello mushrooms (crimini) as well as other more exotic mushrooms used in fine dining such as: oyster mushrooms, golden oyster mushrooms, eryngi, nameko, shitake or bearded tooth mushroom. They offer excellent, high quality, fresh mushrooms from their certified ecological culture
Skarby Natury – the Treasures of Nature – Oils from Zabłocie
Jolanta and Eligiusz Pecio have always had an oil press machine at home. In the past it had been used by their parents and grandparents. It was five years ago that they decided to share with other people the excellent, fresh, very healthy cold-pressed oils made of the grains from their own crops. This is how Skarby Natury (The Treasures of Nature) was born. Today they have over dozen oils in their offer (among them oils made of mustard seeds, nigella, pumpkin, silybum, rape, flax or oenothera), as well as milled flax seeds, grass pea and flours from ancient grains. Mrs. Jolanta also runs educational workshops for school and kindergarten children.
Sensual is an artistic ceramics studio which designs unique vessels for everyday use, such as platters, bowls and plates, but also sculptures. Their works were presented, among others, at the International Biennale of Ceramics in Spain and Austria. The studio was established in 2007 and it is run by Katarzyna and Arek. Katarzyna completed graphic design studies with ceramics faculty and used to work at professor Adam Myjak’s workshop, at the Institute of Fine Arts in Lublin. She admires the Japanese art, a fascination which is well reflected in the Sensual projects. Arek is a real beauty amateur and he is responsible for the technical questions, both at the studio and in the boutique. Sensual collaborates with our restaurant, designing unique, custom-made vessels for our chef. Since this year they have also been running their boutique in Kazimierz Dolny in Lubelska 11 street, where they display their vessels. Their mission is to raise the awareness that the living space can be filled with beautiful objects.
Żeby Kózka farm is located in Celejów near Kazimierz Dolny, far from traffic routes, by the woods and surrounding ravines. The owners have been breeding goats since 2010. They concentrate on ethic breeding and natural forage. They love their job and truly put their hearts to it. In the winter the goats are fed with grains and hay, while in the summer they additionally spend the entire days in the pastures grazing grass. Żeby Kózka produces excellent yoghurts, cottage cheese and ripened cheese with a nutty flavour. They are all local, authentic and of highest quality.
In a picturesque countryside area, just by the side of the forest, Ryszard Kraciuk together with his family have found their place on Earth. The ancient manor together with a distillery has become a place where they both live and work. They lead a life according to the rhythm of nature and they also apply her laws in the way they go about animal breeding and culture. Thanks to this approach they make highest quality products. Their farm covers the area of 270 ha where they keep fish ponds, fallow deer, deer, Silesian horses and meat cattle of Limousine and Aberdeen Angus breed.
Gospodarstwo sadownicze Lipnickich
The orchard is located very close to Nałęczów and it is full of picturesque trees, mostly apple, pear, sweet cheery and plum trees. The owners can boast large crops thanks to their hard work and the fertile loess soil of the Lubelskie region. Janusz and Aleksandra Lipnicki have been working for some 30 years together with prof. dr hab. Eberhard Makosz and with The Society for Promotion of Dwarf Fruit Orchards in Lublin. Thanks to their dedication the orchard, established in the 1970s, has become one of the leaders in the region as well as the entire country. Modern dwarf fruit species, intensive planting, rich crops and continuous trainings abroad in the new fruit farming methods, which are coming upon a favourable ground in Poland, have all contributed to the excellent results. And the modern storage method ULO ensures fresh fruits availability almost throughout the whole year. Today also the children of Mr. and Mrs. Lipnicki help running the orchard (pictured is Kamil Witkowski – the son in law of Mr. and Mrs. Lipnicki)
Ania Lipnicka-Niewiara graduated from the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Ceramics and Glass. Ceramic was supposed to be her hobby, one of the aspects of her artistic vision. It became however her way of life. During her studies she came to understand that honing her craft and knowledge of the materials are but one of the of artistic creation in clay. What equally important – the pottery must reflect personality and a conscious design, at the same time remaining open to artistic development and novel techniques. She emphasizes the importance of being engaged in work with each individual client. Her work in Denmark broadened her horizons and allowed her to find a personal, unique path. She founded the Ani Ani Studio in 2013. Ania specializes in ceramic mosaics, which can be a form of functional painting or artistic kitchen wares: an integrative canvas for the artisan chef. Every new project with Water & Wine is not only an adventure, but also a challenge, thanks to which she can develop her skills and grow as an artist.