Come and enjoy lunch in an enchanting cultural landscape and let the Silent People work their magic. Taste the delicious flavours of as many local ingredients as possible in meals served at the Meadow.
Adapted from the gastronomic heritage of Kainuu, our meals are already a source of pleasure to those who enjoy their food: by chance a group of young tasters tested and enjoyed our rasvarännikkä pies praising them sky high!
This is a Kainuu pie prepared in the usual way and filled with a porridge made from barley flour. We offer different choices of lunch menus for groups of 30-45 people:
Traditional Fayre
· Soup of minced meat/Salmon soup
· A variety of bread, beverages
· Fresh salad/Grated vegetables
· Camp fire coffee with a nugget of sugar tucked behind the teeth
Price EUR 11,90/person

Hay-Maid's Nosh-up

· Meadow soup in the hay feeder - Traditional yet modern cured meat soup
· Bread: 'Rasvarännikki' Barley flour pies, rye bread
· Beverages: Star prize winning blueberry juice, spring-fresh water, milk
· Dessert: Sara's Death by Sweetness - Delicious berry fool from local berries with whipped mascarpone and cream
- Camp fire coffee with a nugget of sugar tucked behind the teeth

Price EUR 16.90/person

Hay-Man's Supper
· Pork in a Churn and Windrow Barley - Pork (pigs fed on turnip rape) by Meadow with pearl barley side dish
· Breads: rye bread, barley bread (unleavened)
· Beverages: spring-fresh water, non-alcoholic home-brewed bear, milk
· Dessert: Sunny Day Dream - Swath pancake with a stack of cream and sweet raspberry jam
- Camp fire coffee with a nugget of sugar tucked behind the teeth

Price EUR 26.90/person

If required gluten and lactose free meals can be prepared.
The prices include 14 % value added tax. Please submit your order at least two weeks before visiting the Meadow.

In times past hay making started on the day of Margareetta, the 13th July. The day began in the early hours with a 'worm dram' to oust the hay worm. Hay-making was done completely by hand: first the hay was cut, and then raked into swaths and when dry it was lifted onto hay stacks. You have probably heard the proverb "it was like looking for a needle in a hay-stack" - but do you know what a hay-stack is?
When the meadow did not contain any barns or if not all the hay fit into the barn, the hay makers made a hay-stack. The hay had to so dry that is could be pressed down over a hay-pole. What then was the perfect hay stack? It had to be egg-shaped and it required skill to make it properly. After a long day of hay making the villagers would gather together and enjoy the meal of the day known as 'puolinen' (little half).
Other hay making words can be spotted amongst the menu. The swath is the line of freshly cut hay left to dry on the ground. The word Karhe, used in the Finnish menu, means a row (windrow) of hay raked into a high ridge. 'Kärväs' or hay pole is a local word meaning a hay pole stuck through with perpendicular pegs onto which the hay was lifted to dry after cutting.

Ritva Huttunen
Field Café Hostess
tel: 050-3620609