New product launches are important in the potato business just like in any other business. Finnish packing sector in cooperation with HZPC has recently launched two new products. These products are Colomba brand packaging and Light Potatoes. In the clip below HZPC Kantaperuna's Mika Paassilta introduces the Colomba brand packaging. ...

We wish all of our partners a happy first of May! The weather is going to be so nice here in Finland that farmers will most definitely enjoy the day working on the fields!...

There are still limited amounts of potatoes and vegetables available for export from Finland. It's mainly specialty potatoes and special sizes of vegetables such as carrots +5 cm in diameter. In addition to Finnish produce, we are also able to offer goods from the Nordic Countries, the Baltics, Central Europe, Israel, Egypt and other countries. Give Antti (+358 400 256 367) or Olga (+358 40 709 4843) a call to know more!...

The latest issue of World Potato Markets includes interesting estimates of acreage and yields in Europe. The most probable scenario is that the acreage will continue its downward trend. However, the yields should be going up compared to last year that was plagued by low yields in many regions. For example Germany is expected to see an increase of 7,4 % in yields. Estimates are, of course, only estimates and the summer shall show us what actually happens.  ...

Planting of Finnish early potatoes has started in the south-western corner of Finland close to the city of Turku. At the same time farmers further up in the north are still waiting for the frost to melt. The first earlies are expected to enter the market on a larger scale about a week before midsummer's festivities that take place on the 24th of June....

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.  ...