Luonnosta's office is open all summer long. This means that at least one person is always at work. From next week on Heidi will be at the office. Aki will be responsible for sales on week 27, Kyösti on week 28 and Antti on week 29. When calling us you might hear an answering machine telling you we are on holiday. You can always be connected to the person you were looking for by pressing number 3....

We wish all of our partners a happy Midsummer festival on Friday - whether you are have one or not! Our office is closed on Friday, but you can call us in case of emergency. Monday is again business as usual!...

Up here in the north we are late in starting our potato season, but now it has officially begun. Next week the volumes are still limited, but good quantities are expected for the week before midsummer festivities. Midsummer eve on the 19th of June is one of the major annual national holidays and potato plays a significant role in the festivities....

Newest estimates from Central Europe suggest that the potato crop as well as other vegetables are going to be about two weeks late when compared to an average year. In Finland continuous rain has also halted planting of potato. This might result in later than average crop. However, the arctic summer can surprise us many times before harvesting....

Even though professional farmers are already planting, a home grower is in no hurry yet. Now is a good time to recall the basics of potato growing. The Internet is full of good tips and tricks in how to grow your own potatoes. here are a couple of sites that you can take a look at. Step-by-step instructions can be found for example here. This site offers some nice images about different ways to plant your own potatoes. For example you can...

Newest estimates suggest that potato acreage in Central Europe will decrease moderately compared to last year. For example Polish acreage is expected to go down by a maximum of 5 %. Bad weather has slowed down planting in many countries such as Belgium and UK, but the growers are now picking up pace. As a whole the situation is quite normal.  ...

Growers in the South Western part of Finland are now planting first earlies at full speed. This is a normal time for planting earlies in Finland. The biggest variety is a domestic variety called Timo followed by Solist and Carrera to name a few....

Finnish cold storages are loaded and ready for the coming spring and summer. As always, Finnish potato will be stored throughout the summer in 4 degrees Celsius to keep it firm and unsprouted. Don't hesitate to ask for our products, if you need good quality industrial and/or washable potato during the coming months. We also have carrots and other vegatables for sale as well as processed potato products!...

A very special plant will be introduced in April in Turku, Finland at a home and garden exhibition. This plant combines tomato and potato in what is called a TomTato. This is not an early April fools prank, but an experiment done using a technique called grafting. You can check a photo of this peculiar plant on the homepage of newspaper Turkulainen....

Our cooperation partner in Finland HZPC Kantaperuna has published a new edition of their popular Kuuma Peruna (Hot Potato) magazine. It can be read by clicking the picture below or by visiting their website. It's in Finnish, so it offers some language practice too. ...