The magic of countryside milieu on the Anttila Farm

Text: Essi Keskitalo Photo: Juha Sinisalo

Breathe in the scents coming from the garden. Let the cultural scenery enchant you with its beauty and feel your spirit calming down. The idyllic rustic milieus and local delights wait in Kokemäki. The Anttila Farm offers memorable experiences to visitors. 

There is plenty to see and do at Anttila Farm. Summer Cafe Vekara entices with its treats and the garden farm as well as lemonade factory offer tours to groups. The versatile farm store and Kartano Hostel serve throughout the year. Upon request, planning assistance for routes is also provided to groups. 
- The highlight of the visit is our smoke sauna. The wait after heating the sauna for 7 hours is rewarded by soft steam and a post-sauna snack, describes Juho Anttila, the owner of the farm.

Tranquility of the countryside in the middle of the daily toil

A customer-based approach and first-class service are priorities at Anttila Farm. 
- This is a home-like place and offers an alternative to traditional hotels, Anttila clarifies and continues, - Familiarising oneself with the operations of a farm cannot be taken for granted in Finland these days. 
The increasing number of visitors reveals the importance of tranquility amidst the busy daily life.

Anttila mentions the flexible hours of service as his competitive edge. The farm store is open every day of the year. 
- It's easy for customers to know when we're open.
Last year, the farm was visited by 30,000 people. More than half of the people seeking accommodation come from overseas and some drop by as they're passing by to purchase already harvested pea pods and berries.

© Juha Sinisalo

Local food and roots are important

Local food has become a driving force in the everyday operations of the Anttila’s farm. The berries cultivated at the farm are processed into and marketed as taste bud-caressing products from jams to juices. 
- The most popular products are our homemade berry lemonades. Our leading concept is the genuine flavours from Satakunta!

The farm's roots are deep in history. The old wooden buildings expose the local construction traditions and the renovation of the manor-like milieu is an important part of operations. The farm's roots, attached to the 1550s, have given Anttila Farm a genuine presence in Satakunta. 
- We couldn't imagine operating anywhere else!