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The store

Åkrafjordtunet have a little 'different' shop where you can do a little 'different' trade. Besides the usual groceries will find here a wealth of quality goods, not least, meat and sausages from Johs. Lundal & Sønner. Lundal production of cured meats and smokehouse smoked meat products is close by, and part of the store serves as their factory outlet.Johs. Lundal & Sønner was in 1998 voted the best cured meats producer.

Inner fillet of goat, kjeakjøtt, duck, venison, pinnakjøtt, heimalaga patties, Åkrafjord butter, cakes and bread are just some of specialties we can tempt our visitors with.Johs. Lundal & Sønner was in 1998 voted the best cured meats producer. Inner fillet of goat, kjeakjøtt, duck, venison, pinnakjøtt, heimalaga patties, Åkrafjord butter, cakes and bread are just some of specialties we can tempt our visitors with.

"Those who are concerned with the country's western culinary experiences, have no choice but to pass by Åkrafjordtunet."

Retrieved from roads to Western food by Erling T. Gjelsvik.Retrieved from roads to Western food by Erling T. Gjelsvik.


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Photo av Magne Langåker


Here's a video from the main producer of meat food:

This year's Merkur shop in 2011

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Merchant John Karsten Hustveit got Mercury Prize by State Secretary Hege Solbakken. Photo: Marit Aakre Tenno

Åkrafjordtunet is this year's Mercury store

Investing heavily in local food from Etne.

John Karsten Hustveit won the victory and Åkrafjordtunet in Etne became the Mercury store. Slightly more than 500 stores are built in the Mercury program and participated in the competition.

  • Hustveit is an exceptionally creative and always smiling merchant who sees opportunities where others may not see anything at all, according to a press release from the Mercury program for the award.

Mercury Programme is a capacity building program for rural shops in the direction of Local Government and Regional Development. The program started in 1995 and is a continuation of the old subsidy to food retailers in remote areas.

Mercury Programme is a capacity building program for rural shops in the direction of Local Government and Regional Development. The program started in 1995 and is a continuation of the old subsidy to food retailers in remote areas.

Besides this, the jury was especially placed on the banks of the additional services that ensure a good service to the people who live there. The store is a good ambassador for the Mercury program and is always present in our collections. The merchant is a resource that many other shops can learn from. "

Åkrafjordtunet located in an area with few homes, but traffic on the E134 has made it possible to focus on tourists.

  • Åkrafjordtunet has managed to become an important stop, and manage to balance being both tourist shop and village shop. Therefore, the store boasts a 100 percent support from the villagers, said the press release.

Prize winner John Karsten Hustveit focusing heavily on local food and selling food from 20 different manufacturers in the area. The shop has both a cafe, catering, accommodation, national exhibition and tourist information.

  • From a small shop that absolutely needed Mercury program, shop a little over ten years to grow big. They have invested and managed and is as steady on its own feet, the report says.
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