A local dairy farm in Åland with production of organic milk, cheese, yoghurt and other dairy products is one of the nominees to the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2021.
The purpose of the prize is to raise awareness of environmental work in the Nordic Region. Among the eight Nordic nominees is Mattas Farm Dairy in Finby, Sund, Åland.
Nordic Council writes:
’In addition to foodstuff production and food crafts, grazing animals and biodiversity conservation are an important part of the activities at Mattas Farm Dairy. Sustainability, environmental issues and animal welfare permeate the company, whose work with circular production is prominent. Slurry is used on the farm’s own fields, and the dairy manure is used as pig feed on a nearby farm that has free-range pigs. Jennifer Sundman and Lars-Johan Mattsson have degrees in agronomy and economics, respectively, and both are trained in food crafts. They often participate in local events that support a positive narrative about local food production and sustainable agriculture, reaching a wide audience of both locals and tourists.
Mattas Farm Dairy is a good example of a small sustainable company whose principles and philosophies can be applied to other companies in the same industry, but also to companies operating in other areas, for which reason they have been nominated for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2021’.
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