Machandel was founded back in 1978. As a family business, we hold on to the values that brought us success.
As an assertive consumer, you have questions about the origin of your food, its effects on the environment and the health aspects of processed food. Machandel asks those same questions. Where do our biodynamic ingredients come from? And are these grown under the conditions we require? Staying critical allows us to make products we can proudly put our name on.
Machandel markets its brand products via the health food stores of Demeter and EKO. It is a conscious strategy based on our way of thinking. With these health food stores, we were able to establish the organic food market over the past decades. So we continue together.
In addition to our own brands, Machandel also makes organic products for private labels of wholesale companies. We have long-term supply contracts with them as well. So, our jarred vegetables and other products find their way to the customer under the names of our business partners as well.
Machandel produces a wide range of biodynamic and organic jarred goods. From vegetables and sauces to soups. And from pastas and pickles to smoothies.
Machandel was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Frisian town of Haulerwijk. Founder Piet Glasbeek started selling biodynamic sauerkraut, flavoured with machandel, the Old Frisian word for juniper berry. Soon after, the product range was expanded to include other vegetables: pickles, red cabbage, beets and brown beans.
Trade is flourishing with the rise of health food stores. Machandel is expanding along with that trend and making a name with innovations like creamy organic mayonnaise and organic peanut butter. And now, 30 years later, Machandel has grown into a successful business with consumers from Australia to South Korea. But in all those years, one thing has remained the same: Our transparency on the origin and production process of our products.