Foodentrepreneur Maria Printz lives in Sörmland – and has a good grasp of both Stockholm’s and Sörmland’s offer of sustainable restaurants, producers and shops.
Maria has a background as both a chef and baker, she is the founder of the well-known bakery Printz Bageri in Stallarholmen (now called Bageri Speceri) and has been awarded Baker of the year by Eldrimner (the Swedish national resource centre for food crafts).
Today, Maria works in various projects related to food and sustainability, including for the foundation Culinary Crafts, which works to support the restaurant industry after the pandemic.
Why do we need to change the food system?
“No one can longer question the fact that we need to eat more locally produced food and that we need to be able to support ourselves even when the global food system breaks down due to conflicts and climate change. Sweden has fantastic opportunities to produce a lot of food without unnecessary additives and in a way that is friendly to the earth, animals and people. More and more people want and wish to produce parts of their own food and urban planning must include this possibility. Food produced closer to the person who will eat it provides an invaluable understanding of the conditions we have for food production. We should eradicate the concept of “consumer”, which gives an association to passivity between eater and grower, and instead use the term “co-producer”.”