The Iso-Tilus farm is located in Himanka and has been running since 1831. Risto Tilus is following in his father’s footsteps and continues to grow potatoes for sale the same way it has been done for over 50 years. Risto’s family consists of his wife Laura and son Vilho. Risto’s parents live next door and his father still helps around the farm.
The westernmost farm working with Real Snack, grows two varieties of potatoes; Lady Claire and Lady Rosetta, on a 22 hectare (54.5 acre) area. The total area for potato growing is 32 hectares (79 acres).
Passion and skill, potato farming and data crunching
The farm doesn’t grow anything else in addition to potatoes, but Risto also has a job as a software engineer.
The most important thing at the Iso-Tilus farm is to grow domestic, high quality potatoes safely. The job is independent and the variety of it is inspiring and rewarding. The best part is seeing the result of hard work in the autumn during harvesting.