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Our office is closed on Friday the 1st of April due to our annual strategy meeting. We'll have frequent breaks in order to handle ongoing business as smoothly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience!  ...

We wish all our partners a happy Easter! Our office will be closed on Friday the 25th and Monday the 28th of March due to public holidays....

Welcome to the north where farmers need to give the spring a helping hand. Farmers of first earlies are preparing for the season even though there's still snow on the fields. Plowing snow let's the sun warm up the fields just that little notch faster. Thanks for the pictures go to potato grower Anssi Väättänen.   ...

Our Sales Director Antti Kuusisto visited Tanzania last week as part of a Finnish project concentrating on studying the potato business in Tanzania. Antti had the pleasure of getting to know some of the main production areas, local logistics and potato value chain. And most importantly, he met great people with great visions! In the picture below, taken by Antti, you can see Luonnosta's Chairman of the Board Eero Pisilä discussing at a packing station.  ...

We are contracting production for the sales season 2016-2017 during March and April. The core of the production will consist of popular yellow skin varieties but there will also be some red skin varieties grown. At the same time we are making sales contracts for packing stations and industries. If you are interested in making a deal with us, don't hesitate to contact Antti Kuusisto (+358 400 256 367) or Olga Andreeva (+358 40 709 4843)....

Dutch seed potato company HZPC Holland has acquired 100 % ownership of the Finnish company HZPC Sadokas. The Dutch company previously owned 41,3 % of the shares. HZPC Sadokas has a subsidiary in St. Petersburg and is the single biggest western seed potato company in the Russian market. The acquisition is part of HZPC's strategy to strengthen its presence in Russia. HZPC Holland is also a 100 % owner of Perunakauppa Luonnosta's former mother company HZPC Kantaperuna. Luonnosta continues its close...

Natural Resources Institute Finland has published the results of January's potato storage survey. According to the statistics there were 87 000 tons of ware potato in storages on the 15th of January. This is significantly lower than in 2015 and 2014 when the estimates were 127 000 and 146 000 tons respectively. Last time the storages were this low in 2013 when the country was hit by severe flooding and rains during the harvesting season. The statistics are available at the...

Luonnosta is visiting Fruit Logistica in Berlin on Wednesday the 3rd and Thursday the 4th of February. If you would like to meet us, please give us a call or send a message and we can set up a meeting. We will also visit the Potato Evening (Kartoffelabend) on Tuesday. There will be Antti Kuusisto (+358 400 256 367), Olga Andreeva (+358 40 709 4843) and Aki Aunola (+358 44 561 7897) visiting the fair. Fruit Logistica is the biggest...

Finnish Potato Growers will have their own association for cooperation and promotion as of Thursday the 21st of January. The association's founding meeting will be held on that day during Finnish Potato Research Institutes winter seminar. The new organization is supposed to actively promote Finnish potato to consumers and buyers as well as support potato research. The organization will receive seed funding from the Finnish state....

Luonnosta's office is closed on Wednesday the 6th of January due to a public holiday. We'll be at the office again on Thursday....