Pope Francis is Opening the Vatican Farm to the Public

Sometime this year, you’ll be able to visit Pope Francis’ private farm

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The 50-acre farm within the bounds of the Pope’s summer residence will soon open to the public.

The adorable and impressively progressive Pope Francis will open his farm on his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo to the public, reports The Telegraph.

In the past, the farm has only been accessible to Vatican staff and reporters and photographers from the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.

The farm, which Modern Farmer calls a “one-client CSA,” has cows, chickens, ostriches, rabbits, and turkeys, as well as “a donkey contingent [which]  received two new additions” in early December from an Italian company. The farm also produces enough meat, produce, and dairy for the pope and his staff.

“We wait for the order from Santa Marta,” Osvaldo Gianoli, an estate employee, told AFP, referring to the Vatican guesthouse where Pope Francis lives.

“We proceed according to that order and put together a special basket for the Holy Father that reaches his table and his kitchen.”

Though the Vatican has yet to confirm the possibility, The Telegraph speculates that visitors to Pope Francis’ farm “may even get a chance to taste its produce.”

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