We're Dan and Johanna McTiernan, founders of The Handmade Bakery, the first Community Supported Bakery in the UK and at the forefront of the real bread revolution.

After 6 years helping to build a wonderful cooperative organic bakery, we decided the time was right to move on, deepen our journey, and work directly with the earth that feeds us all. So we bought a small olive and almond grove in Catalunya, Spain and started a project to bring abundance and life back to its depleted soils.

Finca Slow is our family home and farm run on Permaculture principles. We grow Fulla de Salze (a rare endangered variety) olives for oil, almonds, as well as vegetables and cereals. We also work with chickens to holistically graze, fertilise and regenerate our soils.

As well managing our homestead we also run a range of courses committed to exploring, rediscovering and developing the skills intrinsic to slow food; living simply and more self sufficiently. You can learn to bake online with us here, or click on our courses tab to come and learn with us and other expert teachers here on the farm.