If you turn off E6 (European route 6 road) north of Snåsavannet and drive east you will drive towards Lierne and Sandvika. Here you will find LiVERTEN service station and shop. This is a treasure trove of local food and culinary traditions for you to try.
Rooted in tradition
We had a little chat with Roy Inge Bergli, daily manager of LiVERTEN.
We took over LiVERTEN in 2004 when the focus on local food was only just beginning. Lierne had a wealth of local food traditions, produce and ingredients. The traditions in Lierne are based on three cutlures; the Swedish, the Norwegian and the Sami. Back in the day there was a winter road between Sweden and Norway in Lierne, and many our food traditions come from Jämtland.
Local food on wheels
In addition to running their own eatery the crew at LiVERTEN also bake a range of different breads in their own bakery, produce their own “Li-gull” (a form of chips), spice mixes and refined meat products for sale. And not only that.
There is real pride behind local food from Lierne. People who live here and the cabin owners are good ambassadors for us in the area, but ever since 2015 we have had this crazy idea to bring our food out to other people: A local food foodtruck.
Cooperation is key
Roy Inge rounds off our chat by pointing out the importance of having good partners and the importance of working together to promote local food traditions.
– We make each other better, and promote each other. That is the recipe for success. And that we promote and use each others products and produce. Nothing tastes as good a a moose or reindeer tenderloin if you know the origin of the food.
LiVERTEN is a certified Producer an Host as part of Trondheim – Trøndelag European Region of Gastronomy 2022.
You can buy food from LiVERTEN in their own shop/eatery, at markets in Trøndelag and in the Bonden & Bohemen shop in Namsos Storsenter. .
Read more about LIVERTEN, and their food at liverten.no.