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Excursion 16 April 2012, Zealand, Denmark

The Danish organic lifestyle is found in farming, business, public feeding and retail. On the 16th of April 2012 from around 11 o’clock – 21 o’clock we have organised an excursion including visits to organic farms, a producer of public procurement, an organic bakery, organic agricultural commune and a retail store. The trip will demonstrate the innovation throughout the organic chain - from farm to shop including the unique collaboration between organic producers and retailers. Take the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the various actors within the Danish organic sector - as well as sample some of their delicious products!


More details and program below.


Price 90,00€ euro incl. lunch and dinner, bus and guide.


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Program for excursion on the

16 April 2012

Zealand, Denmark  



11.15 – 11.30    Pick-up at Copenhagen Airport by Bus.
11.45 – 13.00



Visit:  Copenhagen House of Food – Enjoy an organic lunch, demonstrating  the high quality of organic public meals similar to those served in schools in Copenhagen.


Copenhagen House of Food was established to improve the quality of public meals in Copenhagen. The purpose was to create a nourishing, sustainable and joyful food culture in the public domain. Copenhagen House of Food aims to ensure that all citizens who are part of a public food program, from daycare to nursing homes,  receive a healthy, organic and well prepared meal of high culinary quality - every time. The goal of the Organic Project is to convert all 900 public kitchens in Copenhagen to 90 % organic by 2015. The current level is approximately 70%. A presentation of goals, results and methods is included in the visit. (Website: www.kbhmadhus.dk)

13.45 – 14.50  


Visit:  Organic Bakery/Company: IL FONARIO A/S, Copenhagen  

IL FONARIO is renowned for their fresh baked goods and especially their bread! IL FONARIO has also extended its products with groceries such as flour, pasta, olive oil, salt, rise, cakes etc.  We will have the opportunity to see the Bakery in action and learn more about their passion for organic products. (Website: http://www.ilfornaio.dk/)
During the ride...


The guide will inform the participants about Danish rules for marketing organic products in large-scale kitchens 

The Danish food authorities have rules regarding the marketing of organic food products in large-scale kitchens, restaurants, cafés, hospitals, schools and larger businesses. According to the rules, large-scale kitchens can use one of three “organic labels” that show how large the amount of raw materials used are organic. The share is measured by cost (in kroner) or by weight (kilos) and is given in percentage intervals – 30-60%, 60-90% or 90-100%.



Visit: Organic farm Mørdrupgård, Lynge 

Farmer Per Grupe produces organic cereals, and has been organic since 1982. Per is an active part of the organic movement in Denmark and has been from the beginning. For many years Per has searched for grains that contain specific flavors and characteristics, and now he sells his own brand of flour. The interest in grain is not limited to baking, but Per also has a keen interest in the production of beer.   


Visit: Danish supermarket – the Danes typically shopping place for organic  products, Frederikssund


  The guide will present how supermarkets in Denmark work regarding organic products and the campaigns addressed to consumers for getting them to choose organics – more and different kinds. It will be possible to look at the different varieties offered to the Danish consumers, how it is presented to them etc.
18.30-20.30 Visit: Svanholm, Skibby agricultural commune
Svanholm is the largest agricultural collective in Europe. Svanholm consists of 230 hectares of organic land that has been organic since 1981. They produce feed for animals, along with corn, grains, potatoes, root vegetables, beans, some fruits and green house vegetables. In the 3000 m2 stables there are 120 milk producing cows and about 120 other animals. We will have dinner here before returning to the Schaeffergaarden.

More information on Svanholm:  http://www.svanholm.dk/
  Return to Schaeffergaarden








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