Birkkala Farm our way of farming

Birkkala Farm

Our way of farming
THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SPELT

Who are we?

The spelt team of Birkkala Farm is led by agrologist (AMK - polytechnic) Simo Larmo together with his wife, Riina Larmo. There are also two daughters in the family. Birkkala Farm “emeritus” farmers Jaakko Larmo and Pirkko Larmo also provide solid support. The core team also includes a food industry specialist, Birkkala’s excellent packing and mill workers, a financial professional and an IT specialist.

ON NATURE’S TERMS

Organic farming

Cultivation at Birkkala Farm respects nature, and we’ve been an organic farm already for several years. You can find out more about spelt cultivation with organic methods here

Organic farming clover field
THE BEGINNING OF BIRKKALA FARM

History

The earliest written records about Birkkala Farm trace back to the 16th century. The farm passed into the hands of our family in the 19th century, when our greatgreatgreatgrandparents Gustaava and Aleksius Lietzen (the name was later adapted into Finnish as Larmo) bought these plots of land and started farming. It’s a great honour to continue their work on the same land, now with organic farming and spelt, producing pure Finnish food.

Historical picture from Birkkala farm