ORGANIC FARM AND HENHOUSE CLOSE TO THE CAPITAL
Mäntymäen Luomutila, Mäntymäki organic farm, can be found in the village of Palopuro in Hyvinkää – close to the capital while still being in the middle of the lush countryside. The family of Latostenmaa has been farming the land since 1879, and the farm itself was established in 1749.
We had cattle for a long time, and our fields have been farmed with organic methods for ages. Today we produce organic eggs.
We want to do our own part for the environment, while keeping the countryside vital in a sustainable way. We believe that this is a way to ensure that there will be clean food and nature to enjoy for generations to come. We are invested in the terms of organic farming, which guarantee more space for the animals than on conventional farms, as well as pure organic feed, natural light, and a chance to go outside in the summer. This is still not enough for us: Mäntymäen luomu+, Mäntymäki’s organic+ means that we do more for the environment and animal welfare than what is stated in the terms of organic farming.
We pack all the eggs by hand in our own packing facility and drive them straight to the consumer at a range of up to 60 kilometers. This way our customers get fresh eggs, and the delivery system burdens the environment as little as possible.
We also aim to be self-contained with a closed circulation system. We feed our hens with grain that mainly comes from our own farm, and the manure is then returned to the field to fertilize a new feed harvest. We use wood chips from our own forest to heat up the henhouse. In the future, we plan on investing in a distribution vehicle that runs on biogas, and to get our electricity from solar panels.
The hens get to live as species-specifically as possible on our farm. They can move freely within the henhouse and enjoy sand baths. We also offer them a chance to go outside all year round: in the winter they can access a fenced-off outside pen, and during the summer they can stroll around as much as they like in a large grazing area.
Our customers are warmly welcome to visit our henhouse and watch the hens go about with their lives during the farm shop’s opening hours, on Saturdays from 10:00-13:00.