The Development of Herb Production in Satakunta

The public interest in sustainable domestic herb production is expected to keep growing. For producers, herbs offer not only potential profits but also a means of diversifying crop rotation and increasing biodiversity in field habitats. Currently, there are some challenges relating to profitability as well as the practical side of production, posed by the northern growth conditions and labour-intensity of the now-prevalent manual cultivation and harvesting.

The four main focuses of the project are:
1. Profitability of herb production,
2. Dried herbs and the associated know-how,
3. Distillation, extraction, and fermenting of both cultivated and wild herbs,
4. Ensuring high hygiene standards as an essential part of the production chain.