Collective vision of a healthy future.

Both our viking ancestors and witches knew that mushrooms were the almighty aid and cure. Today, we can see the potential of mushrooms to shape our tomorrow and create a future as vibrant as our ancestors extended to us.

Scandic Organic has been founded to help you move towards more sustainable choices that are essential for your health and environment. We aspire to practise a continuous and renewable mindset, so we are able to preserve that crisp, diverse and vibrant Nordic nature. So you will be able to live a meaningful and inspiring life.

Siim, How did you get started?

Well, growing mushrooms first entered my life when i was looking for ways to diversify
my diet with something fresh, healthy, sustainable and local.

What is your mission in our team?

Over the years i’ve come to see my role as trying to inspire growth in our team for
people who share the same vision, so together we could ignite a change in our diet.

What is your biggest inspiration?

I sincerely believe that mushrooms have the capacity to save or heal our world. They have a remarkable ability to adapt to different environments and help heal our environment as well as our own health. I wish to amplify that ability and evoke change quicker on the community level as well as the national level.

What is your ideal version of the future?

I believe in a future where the food we consume is healthy but also comes from a
renewable sources.

Carlos, How did you get started?

Im studying food technology, where i’ve aquired plenty of knowledge about food and food chemistry. Sometimes I still tend to get lazy and not follow what I know I should. One night as I’m eating a chicken sandwich, my roomate suggested that I should put some salad between it and that overall I should eat more greens. Later I went to the store to pick up some salad and I saw Scandic Organic Shiitake mushrooms.

What is your mission in our team?

My job is to find the best and most cost-efficient growing conditions and produce the most top-quality product we can. The process begins at a microscopic level in our lab under a clean air filter, that’s where I step in and look for the best genetics. After that I test them on different kinds of substances (coffee, sawdust, hemp etc.)

What is your biggest inspiration?

I’m a very scientific person and mushrooms as an organism are mind-blowing to me. I want to do my part in bringing mushrooms to the table and help spread information about the positive aspects of mushrooms to our well-being as well as the ecological systems that surround us. I wish the knowledge we have about the use of mushrooms was much more common.

What is your ideal version of the future?

In my perfect future scenario every person’s diet should include at least a handful of mushrooms every day. There have been hundreds of scientific papers on the power of certain mushroom species to combat genetic disorders, for example cancer. Also mushrooms increase the production of white blood-cells. Overall people should prioritise their health more.

Kaisa, How did you get started?

I came for a day-job. After that they called me back and i’ve been here ever since.

What is your mission in our team?

I oversee day-to-day processes to make sure we have a new batch of fresh mushrooms every week! For example I activate the grow-kits, I pick mushrooms that are ready and carefully place them in containers as needed by the order.

What is your biggest inspiration?

Discovering new things that excite me, including the world of fungi. I like to find out how things work, how they are made and why. New experiences, processes and finding purpose in that, is something that inspires me a lot.

What is your ideal version of the future?

Future is a place where people can do what really drives and inspires them. Therefore all those people can come together and make something even greater that benefits the whole community. It gives space to focus more on one’s innerworld and takes us closer to nature again.