Solheimar is the birthplace of organic farming in Iceland and Scandinavia as its founder, Sesselja Hreindís Sigmundsdóttir, is considered the pioneer in the field for the region. Sesselja had great empathy for nature and she was one of Iceland’s first environmentalists. Environmental awareness, therefore, has a long, deep-rooted tradition in Solheimar and it has always been a priority to produce foods from organic farming practices.
Organic production is based on the natural fertility of the earth, so no chemicals are used to enhance the growth of the vegetables. Biological controlling measures are used to deal with difficulties that arise. Crop rotation is practiced to maintain soil nutrients and reduce the risk of diseases. Fish meal and algae meal are used as mulch.
Seedless Cherry Tomatoes
Herbs in Trays
Mixed Lettuce in Trays
Products are sold to the Solheimar kitchen, Vala Market and also in Hagkaups and Nettó stores. Unattractive vegetables are used for canning in Naerandi and can thus be used in food production still.
Sunna is certified organic by the Tún Certification Office. Sunna Greenhouse is one of the largest greenhouse vegetable producers in Iceland.