Today (5.5.2011) a very positive news came up: Hietaniemi market hall will be focusing from this summer only for local and organic goods, coming from smaller farmers. Before Hietsu market hall would sell only antique stuff, but it wasn't that succesfull idea.
When you come to Helsinki, market halls are something guides always advice you to visit. They do really have their own kind of atmosphere. Yesterday I wrote about flea markets and I wrote about Hietaniemi flea market. This mentioned market hall is just in the same spot as the flea market, so at the same time you can go 2nd hand shopping and buy local and organic goods from Hietaniemi market hall.
This is the best news about Helsinki for a loooong time!