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The Edible Country, Kasteberg
‘The Edible Country’ is a do-it-yourself gourmet restaurant where the visitors forage and cook their own food in Swedish nature.
Photo credit: Alexander Hall

Kasteberg, Småland

The table at Kasteberg is located amongst old meadows and encircled by dense forests, about 2 kilometres from Kastebergs Gård. Here, you’ll be greeted by old stone walls and wild apple trees. Sometimes, the cattle will be grazing on the rolling meadows surrounding the table.

Kastebergs Gård is also home to an old farmhouse with all your favourite farm animals. This is steeped in history as the ancestors of the current owners at Kasteberg's Gård all grew up here, with the farm having been passed through many generations. They also grow a lot of rapeseed, which they then turn into rapeseed oil and sell to the public alongside their own meat produce. It’s no surprise then, that apples and rapeseed oil are featured ingredients on the homemade menu.

With an estimated 30,000 moose roaming in the forests of Småland, you can be almost guaranteed to spot one. For a guided sighting, head to Smålandet Moose Safari – a park in Sweden purpose-built for you to experience the moose in their natural habitat. The region also has a number of national parks, hiking and cycling trail, and thousands of glittering lakes. The municipalities of Alvesta, Ljungby and Älmhult form a genuine Land of Legends. Visit trolls’ mountains and giants’ rocks, holy springs and the waters of Neck, as well as dragons’ treasures and magic trees.

Other Close to Nature Food/Drink Experiences

Taste home-grown grassed beef and rapeseed oil from the farm at Kastebergs Gård.
Swedish home cooking in old-fashioned surroundings at Gästgivaregården.
Toftaholm: A fifteen-course tasting menu at an award-winning 1800s restaurant.
Hjortseryd: The southernmost wilderness in Scandinavia.
Malva Gård: Award-winning production of juices and jams from locally grown fruits and berries, right next to lake Åsnen.
Sjöborgen Brew House: With flavours from nature, Malin and Peter at Sjöborgen, produce drinks that taste of Småland.
Korrö: Enjoy the beautiful nature reserve and learn more about the use of botanic herbs and the taste that nature has to offer.

Reserve your seat

This table offers The Edible Country and The Drinkable Country.

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Eating outdoors
Eating in Swedish nature. Swedish forests are filled with edible treats such as berries, mushroom, nettles and other greens, and they are of course best enjoyed in the outdoors.
Photo: Tina Stafrén/imagebank.sweden.se

A do-it-yourself outdoor dining experience

Decide which table and natural landscape you would like to explore and make a reservation. Your reservation includes a seat at the table, inspiring local recipes and a kit with basic supplies to help prepare your findings and prepare a delicious experience.

Foraging with a local guide in the Edible Country, Sweden
A group gets information from a local guide before they forage for delicacies in the woods.
Photo: August Dellert

Get the full experience of the wild with our add-ons

While foraging, eating and drinking in nature is fun, it can also be a bit of a challenge. For a truly fulfilling experience, we recommend you book an add-on. A local foraging guide, a professional chef, bartender or comfortable accommodation nearby will make your visit all the more memorable.

The Edible Country

100 million acres of fine do-it-yourself dining.

The Drinkable Country

Welcome to the world’s largest open-air bar.