Here, you come for the organic food. About 95 percent of all ingredients are organic; in some isolated cases, a Swedish-sourced ingredient is chosen over one that’s organic. Citric acid is also banned here, which unfortunately means that many traditional organic products aren’t available. They pick berries and fruit from their own garden and forest, and grind whole grain flour themselves in an almost 100-year-old rural mill, which is completely water-powered (i.e., it runs on water and belt drive and is not connected to electricity). The grain used meets the requirements to be labeled organic and is purchased from local producers.
Who are some of the producers and suppliers you work with that share your values?
Wästgötarna and Biodynamiska Produkter.
How do you minimize food waste?
The most important thing for us is to try to sell out of what is produced every day. This is done, among other things, by looking at statistics. If something is left over, the staff can take it. Some we’ll freeze and reuse, and any fresh produce we’ll eat up. Very little is thrown away! We also use compost and bokashi (fermented composting) to create new soil for our garden.
How do you prevent bullying, sexism, and other intolerable behavior in the workplace? Is there a clearly-stated policy?
There’s no written policy. We are quite small and haven’t addressed it yet.