Aitojamakuja.fi helps people to find producers of local food from across Finland
If you are interested in information events about direct sales, come and join us!
Across Finland, there is interest in guidance on selling direct to customers. At events, there are enthusiastic discussions and people work together to find solutions to problems they have encountered.
Local food shop was born in the wake of a Christmas market
To the delight of local producers, Iitan lähipuoti is being run in Saarijärvi by a two-person team. Customers appreciate the local products.
Organic without the middle-man
Via the organic co-op of the University of Turku, food from local producers finds its way directly onto the plates of members. For many people, one important reason for joining the group is the cheap price of the produce.
Results of the local food survey
In 2014, the Local Food Programme and the trueflavours.fi website produced a joint local food survey in different parts of Finland. Questions tackled what local food is and where people want to buy it.
Lamb straight from the field to the table
The aim is to bring life on the farm and news about the sheep as close to customers as possible, so the farm website plays an important role in direct sales.
New guidelines for direct sales help entrepreneurs and consumers
True Flavours has worked with the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) and the Central Union of Swedish-speaking Agricultural Producers in Finland (SLC) to put together guidelines for entrepreneurs on starting direct sales and food processing.
Alternative ways of buying directly from the producer
You want to buy directly from producers but you don?t want to have to go round to each producer separately. How can this equation be solved? There are alternative buying channels, such as the REKO model, food co-ops and community-supported agriculture (CSA) schemes.
Nordic seminar and workshops 23.-24.10.2014 in Helsinki, Finland
Welcome to innovate and exchange ideas for sustainable food procurement in public kitchens in Nordic countries.
Local summer delectables for the table
Summer offers lots of delicious seasonal food: new potatoes, strawberries, bilberries and a large variety of vegetables. A search in trueflavours.fi can help you find summer delectables near you.
You can find local food, but finding it could be easier
Local food is made in its own region and with regional ingredients, and shelf information in the shops would make it easier to find. Such responses, for example, were given in a visitor survey at the Local & Organic Food Fair.
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