NEWS

picture of Polypodium vulgare, cranberries and Polypodium vulgare (kallioimarre) sauce

Pauliina Toivanen February 28, 2019

What makes The Kalevala important to Finnish foragers?

To celebrate this special day of Finnish folklore, Kalevala Day, we want to share some of Lönnrot’s insight on Finnish herbs and veggies that we will soon be teaching also in our workshops of the spring and summer 2019!

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picture of Nordic porcini butter on a plate with junipers, whole porcinis and sea salt

Pauliina Toivanen February 13, 2019

The New Nordic Food Brand METTÄ Aims to International Markets

Helsinki Wildfoods Oy upgrades all its current food products under the new METTÄ brand, which has been designed for international markets.

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Picture of a Finnish forest and a Green Friday add

Pauliina Toivanen November 22, 2018

Don't Buy It: Black Friday Destroys Our Environment

Our consumption is resulting in massive losses: degraded and collapsing habitats and species. We recommend you NOT to shop on Black Friday.

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Picture of a midnight sun in Finland

Pauliina Toivanen June 16, 2018

8 Finnish Midsummer Magic Spells

Magic and spells have played a significant role in the Finnish midsummer traditions. In the old days, these spells were used in hopes of love and affection or to forecast a good harvest.

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Nordic bearded man in the nature

Pauliina Toivanen April 26, 2018

Eat the Seasons with the Healthy Nordic Diet

Nordic diet has been raising interest as a regional alternative for the Mediterranean diet as it highlights the use of healthy and seasonal foods.

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Picture of birch sap tube and a bottle of birch water and a dog approaching the spa bottle.

Annika Hannus March 04, 2018

Birch Water Season Starts Soon

Birch sap is a natural Finnish vitamin water, the perfect nordic alternative for detoxifying coconut water.

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Finnish Wild Herbs and Berries Depend on Winter

Annika Hannus January 30, 2018

Finnish Wild Herbs and Berries Depend on Winter

In Finland, the effects of the climate change are double.

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Our Hobby Became Our Business

Pauliina Toivanen December 31, 2017

Our Hobby Became Our Business

2017– the year when we took our first steps towards becoming a recognized international natural food brand.

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Have A Green Christmas!

Anna Nyman December 21, 2017

Have A Green Christmas!

With a little effort and imagination, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season. 

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Marigold Natural DIY soap recipe

Anna Nyman December 11, 2017

Fight the Plastic Invasion with Handmade Herbal Soaps

Making handmade soap and shampoo is one way to reduce plastic.

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Transparently from the Field to Your Table

Anna Nyman November 22, 2017

Transparently from the Field to Your Table

One step we see as crucial towards equal and fair food production is transparency.

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How Are You, Finnish Forest?

Annika Hannus November 20, 2017

How Are You, Finnish Forest?

Forests have played a major role in connecting Finns with nature. More sustainable options for the mass forest industry are needed.

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kale is an protein rich veggie

Annika Hannus October 17, 2017

Meatless or Less Meat?

Animal protein production together with food waste causes huge emissions that feed the climate change.

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Bring On The Berries

Annika Hannus October 06, 2017

Bring On The Berries

In addition to cultivated berries, there are about 50 species of wild berries growing in Finland, of which 37 are edible. 

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Chokeberry Crush

Annika Hannus October 02, 2017

Chokeberry Crush

In addition to its ready availability also in the urban areas, the chokeberry is a sometimes underestimated, surprising nutrient-bomb.

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Mushroom GO!

Anna Nyman September 27, 2017

Mushroom GO!

There are more than 2,000 mushrooms species in Finland of which a couple of hundred are edible.

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Healthy Step to Nature

Annika Hannus September 13, 2017

Healthy Step to Nature

To our luck, some of the invasive species are edible, such as the Japanese Rose – perfect in wild desserts.

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Bitter Sweet Plastic

Annika Hannus September 13, 2017

Bitter Sweet Plastic

Pick wild vegetables and herbs, mushrooms and berries to live more more self-sufficiently and plastic free.

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Have a Heart

Pauliina Toivanen August 23, 2017

Have a Heart

Helsinki Wildfoods wants to change the way businesses tend to be focused only in numbers and money rather than overall health.

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Finnish Herb Revolution

Pauliina Toivanen August 23, 2017

Finnish Herb Revolution

Wild food hobby flavours and nourishes your home cooking but it also nurtures your body with natural movement and instant relaxation.

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Let the Leaves Turn

Pauliina Toivanen August 22, 2017

Let the Leaves Turn

We are happy to tell you that the famous nettle pesto is finally on its way to your home kitchens and lunch breaks. And it's vegan too.

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