Since few weeks a go, a great local option has been available in the bread section of grocery stores in Jyväskylä. After about a ten year absence, Ruthin Leipomo (Ruth's Bakery) has resumed production.
I wasn't in Jyväskylä when Ruthin Leipomo quit baking (year 2000 I guess) so I am completely unqualified to make any comparisons between the breads produced by the old bakery and the ones produced today, but as a guy who appreciates good local food in any form I can say that their arinalimppu (rough translation - hearth loaf) is absolutely spectactular.
With a nice and crunchy crust that takes a little bit of toothwork to get through, revealing a lovely, soft center, this is sour rye at its finest.
I hope that the rest of Jyväskylä comes to the same conclusion that I have and begins to buy this local bread regularly. With a bit of consumer power behind them, this local company can succeed (where a national corporation has failed) and provide good bread (and jobs) to the people who live in our fine city.