Svetić Marijana family farm
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Svetić Marijana family farm is relatively small and it was founded in 2017 with 13 sheep and 4 cows (one mixed breed and 3 buša breed). Beside the livestock, they are active in growing various plants (triticale, potato, sweet potato, beet, green beans, chard, lettuce, pepper, tomato…) and storing hay as winter food for the animals. There are currently no employees at the farm except the family members. They planted 1500 crops of horn peppers in 2018 and have since then noted how great the demand in this area for this plant is. They have been quickly recognised as high quality producers, which is proven by the fact that their produce is sold at their doorstep directly, without any need for a greater buyer or for transport fees. Seeing as they have passed the LAG Lika Measure 6.3.1, they have decided to switch from open-field growing of the horn pepper to greenhouses. They have hence improved their business, which leads to even better produce, seeing as they will now come from more controlled conditions.