The Ylitalo farm was established in the beginning of the 20th century and it’s located near Kalajoki in a small town called Metsä, which literally translates to “a forest”. The Isokääntä family consists of Jouni, his wife Anne and 3 children.
The Ylitalo farm produces two varieties of potatoes; Lady Claire and Taurus, for Real Snack on a 15 hectare (37 acres) area. Taurus is a special kind of variety because of its high and early formation of starch. Altogether, potatoes are grown on a 50 hectare (123,5 acres) area.
Keep a positive mindset, and don’t be scared to put in the work.
Alongside potato farming, Jouni sells spare parts in a store and grows grain and hey as well. Jouni thinks that potato farming is a lot of work, but adds that it’s only a positive thing.