Monday, July 20, 2015

Visiting A Mill


I'm not very familiar with the Eastern Finland, or even with the middle part of the country. I've been to Tampere, of course, but anything more inside and further from the coast is not familiar to me at all. Had a chance to visit Vääksy, a small town near Lahti. There's an old mill, which is still in use and you can buy freshly (can I use that word?) grounded flours there. As I'm a glutenfree person, I had to skip shopping this time, but I could still enjoy the unique atmosphere out there.

The mill has been there since 1942. Their main basic ideas for the production are:
  • Maintaining the vitality of this rural area & culture
  • Production and providing of pure, additive-free Finnish cereal products for businesses and consumers
  • Caring for environment, including the use of locally produced grain
  • Providing an experience for people interesting in an old-fashioned grinder culture







You canfind more info in Finnish by clicking here!

15 comments:

  1. since 1942 is really quite old and long ago and for the mill to still be functioning now is massive, i like the fact that they also produce real good cereal and other well needed items for the environmnet within aswell..

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    1. Yes, it's an old one and still functioning so it gives a special value to the place.

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  2. You're not the only guilty one on not knowing part of your country. We all do. And I am kind of glad to discover certain areas as an adult, and have my adventure there. I think I appreciate it more than if I had known it, and then would not consider visiting it. Like this old fashion gender! I really appreciate and I admire the quality Europe people dedicate to put on their original areas and their products. GIGI

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    1. Good to know! I'm so bad in geography. should definitely visit more places near me!

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  3. I love visiting unique places. This looks like a winner. What a great experience. Too bad you could not buy the floor.

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    1. it was such a great experiance! No matter that couldn't buy anyhting.

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  4. Wow I can't believe the mill has been in action for so long and still makes freshly ground flour. That is pretty incredible and beautiful photos as well!

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    1. Thank you, Ana, for liking my pics:) This is a fantastic place - a piece of history and still in fully function.

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  5. I have always wanted to visit a working Mill. I know that sounds strange but I love history and how things ran back in the day. Would love to go there it looks very quaint.

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    1. This is deinitely a place for you to visit. Hope you can find one near you.

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  6. wow 1942 yet everything is still well preserved.. i never seen a mill in action but I would love to experience it someday.. i love how to experience a farm like.. milling, takin care of poultry and more

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    1. Yes, me too! This is a very special place and the whole idea is so great - keeping it functioning with updating systems.

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  7. Amazing the mill has been going for so long. Great to be able to see how things run.

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    1. This was a great experience! The atmosphere was so pleasant there.

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  8. I love traveling to places and learning about the history and just seeing how others live, you can learn new things anywhere (good for the mind and soul!)

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