Visit our farm

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The biodynamic farm Rekola is located in the village of Heponiemi in Kangasala, central Finland. The agronomist Kalervo Rekola established the biodynamic farming methods on the farm already in the beginning of the 1970’s

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Garden

We grow potatoes, root crops, cabbages and a wide range of lettuce and herbs. We are aiming to produce a wide range of products. At the times of harvesting we traditionally organize volunteer harvest parties. The person responsible for growing of root crops, potatoes and vegetables both in the field and in the greenhouse is Henri Murto.

Agriculture

Biodynamic grain plants, hey and silage on the farm is grown by Joona Rekola. On the farm fields we grow a wide range of cereals that need to be threshed and we also produce hey and silage for the cattle. We use a method of crop rotation where the cycle lasts for six years including growing clover-timothy and vetch-oat mix and different crops.

Cattle farming

The person in charge of looking after and feeding the cows is Joona Rekola. Our farm has currently on average 30 Limousine cattle. The diet of the cattle consists of silage and feed almost entirely grown on our own farm and the animals graze our fields from June until October.

Community

On Rekola farm we arrange community activities in many different forms. We teach biodynamic farming methods for groups of people visiting the farm. Further, we develop our farm in cooperation with our customers. Volunteer work parties are arranged on the course of the seasons and festivities such as Midsummer Eve party and harvest party are open for everybody. Communality and community spirit are of central value on our farm. The economic benefit of our contacts with our customers and volunteers are important, however the community feeling including the spiritual and social aspect is also very much appreciated on our farm.

Demeter

The Biodynamic Association of Finland has awarded our farm products with the Demeter Certified Biodynamic Product certificate that acknowledges the high quality of our biodynamic products. In accordance to Demeter certification our products fulfil the criteria for organic farming.

The products of Recola biodynamic farm are available in many organic shops in Helsinki and Tampere including the Tampere market hall. Towards the end of the summer we have a stall in Tammela market square in Tampere.

Products

  • Carrot

  • Parsnip

  • Potato

  • White cabbage, spring cabbage, asparagus, cauliflower and Chinese cabbage

  • Onion

  • Swede

  • Beetroot

  • Celery

  • Leek

  • Beans

  • Courgette

  • A variety of Lettuce

  • Cucumber

  • Tomato

  • Spinach

  • Mangold

  • A variety of herbs (basil, lemon balm, salvia and marjoram)

Notice! The range of available products varies in relation to the demand and our selection changes on the course of the years.

Farmers

Contact

Parvelantie 68, 36520 Raikku, Finland

Joona Rekola
+358 44 954 6364
joona.rekola(AT)rekolabiodyn.fi

Henri Murto
+358 44 584 0640
murto.henri(AT)gmail.com