Grass fed in Finnland?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 17, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Hej. Is there any Paleo who have been to finnland? Maybe you know what kind of food there is. I heard its hard to get real grass fed meat and butter there.

Do you have any experience how to get good paleo food in Finnland. I try to research for some finnish friends.

Things like grass fed butter, good meat, special brands,



on November 24, 2011
at 08:29 AM

of course the butter is made from grassfed _cream_... hehe

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on November 12, 2011
at 11:43 AM

I'm Finnish and there's indeed no grass fed meat or butter sold in regular stores here. If your friends live in Helsinki, they could try this store: http://www.eatandjoy.fi/maatilatori/ It sells different kinds of organic meat and other goods, but I'm not sure about grass fed (haven't visited the store myself since I can't afford to buy even the organic stuff).



on February 18, 2011
at 08:12 PM

Highland cattle is the only breed of cows that are grass fed in Finland. That is because they have thick fur and they are outside 365 days in a year. There are not many places you can find that stuff but here's a link to one place where you can get it:



on November 24, 2011
at 08:28 AM

Finding pure grassfed in FI is a problem. Not all of us can go around searching for highland cattle meat or travel big distances to get some good lamb. Do it if you can, otherwise stick to organic meat, it is at least partly grassfed and already better. I'd also suggest reindeer meat which you get from any supermarket frozen, and elk or deer meat if you know any hunters.

There is one kind of butter whichs seems to be from grassfed cows: Apilavoi made by Juustoportti.



on November 24, 2011
at 08:29 AM

of course the butter is made from grassfed _cream_... hehe


on November 23, 2011
at 07:47 AM

I've lived in Tampere, Finland for about 1.5 years. I recently transitioned to Paleo.

I would say to travel to a local farm and ask the farmers there. My father in law is a sheep farmer (organic) and has a group of other farmers with whom he trades and shares meats and veggies.

Check into it. Its sort of an unofficial co-op.




on February 18, 2011
at 10:58 AM

There is a farmer raising organic lamb.

I have bought from her many times and it is by far some of the best lamb I've ever eaten.

She sends the orders via cold transport to a cold storage to the town you are in, and in case you're not finnish, she speaks english.


Is the website.

She has a order time coming up, for easter, so just contact her and see.

Realmilk.com lists a farmer in finland selling raw milk, but I have not yet looked into that.

Stockmann, Sokos, Anttila sells "organic beef", but the definition includes organic grains, even if the feed on grass in summertime, so about that it is best to ask the sales person.


on February 18, 2011
at 12:53 AM

If my Norwegian friends are any indication, it's not hard, but you may have to ask a few questions, or buy directly from smaller farmers. Try your local Slow Food affiliate (there are 8 in Finland): http://www.slowfood.com/international/4/where-we-are?-session=query_session:43BC7DEB0553303994jkpS818E93#risultati

Or try people from the Weston Price Foundation : http://www.westonaprice.org/find-a-local-chapter.html#fin

Good luck!

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