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Invitation to a conference on rural research

The 25th Conference on Rural Research will be held in Leppävirta, Eastern Finland, at Hotel Vesileppis on 31 August 2017. This year’s theme will be […]

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Knowing the producer is important to consumers buying local food

The popularity of local food is extending from a fad into something much more permanent. [rss-cut]Consumers want to know where their food comes from and […]

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Finland´s national food is rye bread

Close contenders for the top spot included Karelian hot pot, Karelian pasties, and fried fish with mashed potatoes. [rss-cut] In autumn 2016, close to 50 […]

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The local food co-ordination project

The local food co-ordination project is a national initiative to increase and intensify collaboration amongst operators in the local food sector and to improve this […]

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IndieFood brings together Finnish local food services in one location

The IndieFood local food guide introduces some 800 local food services from all over Finland. [rss-cut] Produced by publishing company Myllylahti, ‘IndieFood – Lähiruokaopas Suomeen’ […]

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Introducing twelve protected Finnish products

Kitkan viisas, Sahti, Kalakukko, Lapin Puikula, Lapin Poron kylmäsavuliha, Puruveden muikku, Lapin Poron liha, Karjalanpiirakka, Lapin Poron kuivaliha and Kainuun rönttönen [rss-cut] Kitkan viisas (Vendace […]

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Product card makes it easier for kitchens and wholesalers to offer local food products

Professional kitchens, wholesalers in the hotel, restaurant and catering (HoReCa) sector and retailers are all looking to increase the range of local foods in their […]

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New guidelines streamlining small-scale production and sale of food products

Finnish legislation on foodstuffs now allows various forms of small-scale sale and processing of foods without excessive red tape. [rss-cut]Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and […]

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The Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, boosting the growth of food businesses

The Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2014–2020 offers various tools for the development of food businesses. [rss-cut]Basic information can be found in the programme’s […]

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Delicacies from small Finnish producers entering the French market

Finland boasts numerous small companies that produce top-quality food products. However, the domestic market for niche products is relatively small, propelling companies to turn their […]

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