Local and Sustainable
TRADITIONAL NORWEGIAN FOOD
At Fosen Folk School we have a great respect for the food we produce and eat. Here you get healthy, good, local, organic food, made from scratch.
Organic and Local
Much of the vegetables and meat we eat comes from the school’s own farm, and the food we don’t grow ourselves comes from organic, local sources as much as we can.
We get fish from local fishermen, local game from hunters in the area, and organic flour from the farm next door.
Traditional Norwegian Cuisine
The food served at Fosen Folk School is based on traditional norwegian food. We eat quite a lot of bread, and you will often make a lunch box of sandwiches at breakfast, to take wherever you go that day - out sailing, farming or hiking.
We want to be as self-sufficient as possible when it comes to vegetables, fruit, eggs, berries, and meat. As a student you will also be able to contribute: together we can harvest six tons of potatoes in one day. We’ll pick berries and fruit, and harvest vegetables which we’ll eat throughout the winter.
An important part of being self-sustained is eating whatever is in season. The food served follows the rythm of the year, and our kitcken staff cooks what the farm has to offer at any given time. In the fall, we have different leafy greans, fresh onions, and a variety of brassicas: kale, cabbage, broccoli, turnips, etc. During winter, we eat what stores well in our root cellar: carrots, turnips, beetroot and potatoes.
Our well-trained kitchen staff work all year to serve you varied, delicious, and nutritious food. Here most of our food is made from scratch, with great respect for the ingredients.
They’ll slaughter the animal, whether it lamb, moose, or pig, and part it, make ground meat and from that make sausages, and meatballs, as well as salt the meat, smoke it, and boil stock.
When the local fisherman comes with 70 kg of fish they’ll filet it, and make fish cakes, soups, and other fish dishes.
They’ll make cordials, jams, muesli and yoghurt, and much much more.
Here you’ll get, amongst other things, freshly baked bread with homemade toppings such as hummus, egg salad, peanut butter, chocolate spread, lentil pates, apple jam, and liver pate, along with non-homemade toppings, like salami and cheese. Top your bread with sprouts: from beans, lentils, peas, and alfalfa from the window sill garden.
Our kitchen won the Debio-award in 2018 for our outstanding use of organic and local ingredients in our food production.
Vegetarian and Vegan
Everyone will, of course, be served a rich and varied selection of food, whether vegan, vegetarian, or omnivorous.
Allergies and Sensitivities
We offer also gluten-free and lactose-free diets, and cater to any allergies, against a small fee of 3,500 NOK per year.
Our farm, Nøst, is an important part of the school. The farm is organic, and certified of Debio, Norway’s organic certification body. Here we raise pigs, cows, hens, ducks, and two cats.
The farm is 64 decares, about the size of eight soccer- (football) fields. On the land we own we cultivate hay for animal food, and vegetables for the school. The selection varies a little from year to year dependant on what the kitchen needs and what the students (that’s you) want.
Nøst is about 2.5 km from the school, a short bike ride away.
The farm is run by Emma, who works at the farm full time, the teacher, Anton, and the Organic farming class. Most years we also have a farmhand that helps out.
In addition the whole school works together on the farm for a week. And if you want to work more on the farm then you can sign up to volunteer to help at the farm throughout the year.
Our cows belong to a breed with a long history in Norway called “Sidet Trønder.” They’re typical for this area with characteristic black and white spots on their backs and bellies.
The hens hop around in the free air, the wool-pigs root in the ground there and the ducks quack around the farm as they so please.
Self-sufficient with feed and fertilizer
We have a goal to be as self-sufficient as possible when it comes to animal feed, and we take care to gather all the fertilizer our farm produces to use on the fields next year.
Seter (mountain farm)
Our school has a satellite farm in the hills with its own woods around where we can harvest timber in the winter and put our cows to pasture in the summer.
We also have a flock of old Norwegian sheep on an island further out on the coast.