GEOFOOD PRODUCERS MAGMA GEOPARK
Brown bees honey
The Nordic brown bee is considered to be an ecotype or subspecies of the old European bee. The Nordic brown bee is the only original bee race in Northern Europe, and is nowadays listed as endangered. In the pure breeding areas in Flekkefjord, Lund, Sokndal and Sirdal, it is forbidden to keep other bees than a brown bee. Here are the the natural borders such as mountains and seas that isolate the stock and prevent mating from other bee breeds.
Honey is for sale at the Magma Unesco Global Geopark office, Elvegaten 23-Egersund.
Mobil: +47 930 11 000
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Tre Tyttebær (Three lingonberries) make products with flavor from a mythical landscape. Products with soul and with an exciting story. Oddsfjellet is the main character. This is the mountain where the famous Viking Orvar Odd is buried. All the products of Tre Tyttebær are made at the foot of Oddsfjellet. The little yellow house is located on Immerstein, or Ymesstein as the Vikings called the place. Once in ancient times, there were probably raised a stone in honor of Yme in this mythical landscape.
Taresalt (seaweed salt) from Kattarauo
Granskuddgele (spruce shoots jelly)
Syltet tare (pickled seaweed)
Tyttebærsalt (lingonberry salt)
Løvetann marmelade (dandelion marmalade)
Rød chilimarmelade (red chili marmalade)
Sylta rødløk (pickled red onion)
Products are for sale at the Magma Unesco Global Geopark office in Elvegaten 23-Egersund
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More at : https://www.facebook.com/oddsfjellet/
The Norsk Ørret
The trout from Sirdal is produced in the cold, clean mountain water in Sirdalsvatnet. This huge inland lake passes through Flekkefjord and enters Lundevatnet on its travel to the North Sea. This trout is called Norwegian Brown Trout. It is the same kind of trout that started swimming in our mountain lakes after the last Ice Age 10 000 years ago. The cold mountain water makes the fish grow slow, and this gives the meat a solid consistency and a unique quality.
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/Norsk-Ørret-1637816689810887/
Fossmoen Frukt & Cider
The climate in Dalane is well suited for growing fruit. Our idyllic orchard is faced southwest, which gives the fruit an abundance of sun and light. The garden is protected by mountains in the north-east and thus sheltered from cold winds that can be harmful to trees and fruit.
Favourable climate gives the trees good growing conditions to bear fine fruit. Fruit is the main ingredient in the production of Cider, and high-quality fruit is crucial for high-quality cider. Our fruit production is done almost organically, with an emphasis on the use of organic fertilizers and as little pesticides as possible to protect nature and insect flora.
FISKBY•K is a local pop-up concept with base in the idyllic coastal site called Mong. In this area people have harvested from the sea for generations, and FISKBY•K is making an effort using what the sea has to offer and giving it a new and modern twist. They serve and sell in the coastal town of Egersund using the motto: Short-travelled fishing luck!
Seaweed harvested by hand is their signature ingredient, and it appears in countless variations; in rolls, fish gratin, mayonnaise and other exciting and innovative products.
Follow FISKBY•K on Instagram and Facebook for new products and pop-up events!
Products are on sale at local shop in Egersund
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The Ollestad Kjøtt
Ollestad Kjøtt is a newly established local company located at Ollestad at Ualand in Lund municipality. The company consists of the brothers Brynjar and Kristian Ollestad, who, in addition to Ollestad Kjøtt, each run their own farm.
Ollestad Kjøtt has a genuine interest in local food and local food traditions. They offer good quality meat and facilitate the customer to be able to trace the meat back to both the farmer and the pasture. In addition, the main goal of the brothers is to safeguard the craft that the “village butcher” once could offer. Both through their own processing of meat, but also in the form of the products they produce. They are using “Grandma’s cookbook” and want to keep in the claimed food traditions that are about to disappear.
In addition to the production of meat products, Ollestad Kjøtt offers cutting, splitting and processing of meat. Their products are produced sustainably and with a strong focus on animal welfare. They deliver products with the guarantee of traceability, high quality with the least possible use of additives and all products are produced in as environmentally friendly and safe manner as possible.
Products are on sale here: Ollestad Ualand, Rogaland, Norway
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The Haugland Gård & Hage
Haugland Gård & Hage is located close to the protected coastal heath called “Sletthei”, in Lund municipality in the far south of Rogaland. The farm is nicely located with cultivated land close to the farm buildings. The coastal heath “Sletthei” is close and accessible to the animals. The farm hosts the protected cattle breed “Vestlandsk Raudkolle”, or “Lyngdalskua”, as the locals call it. The farm has access to approx. 4000Da grazing, and of these, about 3000Da is idyllic coastal heath, where the animals can frolic in historical nature and safe surroundings.
Haugland Gård & Hage puts animal welfare as priority no. 1, and the production is grass-based with a long grazing season. The animals on the farm have access to the outside all year round, which we think they value highly. During the summer, the farm is open for visitors who are curious about the very critically endangered Lyngdalskua, often in connection with visits to the idyllic visitor garden, which is also run here. The garden is in Cottage style and consists of several rooms with a variety of roses, perennials, portals, seating areas – and with a vegetable garden with a large selection of vegetables. Here there is room for people, animals and the buzzing friends .
Søya and give yourself the uniqe experience of a living farm. In their homey premises they offer wonderful, golden honey in several tempting variants, and people can also find a long list of exiting farm food products as well as a rich selection of high-quality decorative art.
They produce, amongst other things, sheep meat products from "Iron Age sheep" and honey from the protected black bee!
The sheep’s are belonging to the ancient traditional Viking race and in there you can get very cosy time within Magma Unesco Global Geopark area recognised by UNESCO as having international significance for its geological landscape and the connection with local communities!
Products are on sale at local shop
More info at: http://www.soeya.no/no/
The Skadberg Gård
Skadberg Gård is idyllically located at Skadberg on Nordra Eigerøy in Eigersund municipality. Here Magnus Østebrød grows apples using new cultivation methods in moraine that remained after the last ice age about 10 000 years ago. He focuses on varieties that pollinate each other, and you find the species Aroma, Discovery and Katja on his farm.
Around the apple field is a flower meadow with wild flowers.
The flower meadow attractspollinating insects, so the apple trees and the flowers in the meadow can benefit from each other. If you want to “own” a square meter of flower meadow at Skadberg Gård, you can contact Magnus!
The apple trees at Skadberg Gård bloom in May, and are harvested in September and October.
The result is 100% freshly squeezed apple juice!
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The Løyning Gård
On the idyllic island Eigerøy, outside Egersund, Tone and Magne Sæstad have wild sheep and traditional Norwegian cattle spread over 6000 acres of coastal heathland. They focus on breeds that can handle and utilize this unique and protected landscape. Their goal is to produce high-quality meat products based on old and endangered breeds.
Vestlands Raudkolle originates from South-West Norway and can handle this landscape well. In addition, Tone and Magne have bought some cattle from the breed Sidet Trønderfe. These old Norwegian breeds can live outside from the beginning of May to mid-October in this coastal climate, much like the wild sheep. At Eigerøy old Norwegian cattle is grazing alongside the original wild sheep along this unique coastline.
The coastal heathlands at Eigerøy are located in the sparse anorthosite landscape that was formed far below the earth’s surface 930 million years ago. The animals that graze south of Løyning make use of the heather, juniper and gras that clings to the so-called Håland anorthosite. It was formed 1 billion years ago and is the oldest anorthosite in Magma UNESCO Global Geopark.
Svanes Bigård is a family and hobby project run by Anne-Lise and Tore Svanes together with son Sondre Svanes. We produce honey from the Nordic Black Bee, which is a bee breed worthy of preservation. A tough bee that is not afraid of a rain shower or a few cool days. They fit perfectly well in our area when you can experience 4 seasons in one day.
Beekeeping is an excellent recreation activity, and you will never stop learning. Even if the bees are considered domestic animals, they cannot be tamed, but with the right care and respect we get calm bees.
The beehives are located on Øygrei and Nodland. In the summer, we have two of them in the garden at Lygre marina, much to the delight of garden owners with fruit trees and berry bushes.
We harvest the honey in two stages to be able to offer liquid summer honey in late summer and a firmer honey with a strong heather character in the autumn.
The honey can be bought at Sunkost Egersund or by direct contact on tel. 99108064.