De Nieuwe Melkboer
Milk has been produced by this family for generations. Where the ancestors back then already went with the times by producing cow's milk, the current generation, the brothers Bart and Tom, are also responding to the developments of this time. They want to continue the work of the generations for them, but in their own way. In 2016 they knew: plant-based!
Step by step they started researching, and in 2017 they brought in our first real harvest; soy from Twentse soil. They learned about the possibilities of this crop, and in this process became more and more convinced of the possibilities of soy as a milk-producing crop. They continue to build on the foundation that the generations have laid for them with their own Dutch soy.
The soy drink has been available since November 2020. The soy they use comes 100% from the Netherlands, which makes this soy drink a local product. Besides the fact that their soy drink is a sustainable and vegetable product, it is also tasty and healthy. Bart and Tom show and inspire other Dutch farmers that things can also be done differently and plant-based!
Together with consumers and other Dutch farmers, De Nieuwe Melkboer is building an entirely new milky way. The shortest route from plant to customer. Verpakkings Vrij Vegan is happy to contribute to this! Are you also participating?
Located off Amsterdam's Museumplein, Yerba is a plant forward restaurant space for offering root to seed sustainable eating. They care about exciting and engaging food, based on the finest vegetables and edible plants of the season. They grow their own, work with local producers, farmers and fishermen, and present the best new alternative dining. Meals are available as vegan, vegetarian or omnivore.
With the same passion Yerba produces and sells plant based cheese alternatives, hand crafted by their chef Walter Marskamp (Wilde Zwijnen, Hoxton Hotel). All YERBAkaas are 100% vegan and 100% gluten free.
Wilder-Land is convinced that we must move towards an economy where “recovery” is central as we are still exhausting the earth. You can grow most herbs that we drink in our teas in the Netherlands. Yet almost all herbal teas in the shops come from abroad, often even from outside Europe. So why not get started with this in the Netherlands? This saves many kilometers of transport, is good for our Dutch nature and produces delicious tea. Win-win-win!
By sowing herbs on the edges of fields and meadows, we create opportunities for life, such as bees and butterflies. In this way, we restore biodiversity in the Netherlands together with farmers. The more herbs we sow at farmers, the more bees and birds return to the Netherlands. In the meantime, you enjoy the tastiest tea. We only work with herbs that grow in the Dutch landscape. A few examples are chamomile, nettle, plantain, dandelion, yarrow, cornflower and many more. All herbs that are healthy for people and nature
Most of the herbs come from the Netherlands, but unfortunately not all. At the moment, the production of Wilder-Land itself is not yet high enough to sell herbs from their own harvest all year round. That is why they also buy a part, as much as possible from the Netherlands and in any case from Europe.
Wilder-Land shows that a quality product and nature restoration go together very well. That makes the earth better.
Dutch Weed Burger
The Dutch Weed Burger is organizing a mutiny in the fast food industry to show business, politics, NGOs, farmers and consumers that there are opportunities on the horizon that benefit nature, animals and people. The Dutch Weed Burger accelerates this movement worldwide. Changing the way we eat, one bite at a time! The Dutch Weed Burger makes vegetable and protein-rich food enriched with locally grown seaweed from the Oosterschelde. Seaweed is an ancient plant and the basis of all life on earth. Macro and micro algae such as the Royal Kombu, Sea lettuce and Chlorella that we use, contain many vitamins, minerals, omega-3-6-9 fatty acids and are packed with proteins, iron and calcium. The cultivation of seaweed makes a huge difference in the use of land, water and raw materials! It is the perfect substitute for meat, without all the animal suffering and the burden on the earth.
Mr. & Mrs. Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Watson want to amaze people with the possibilities that the vegetable kitchen offers. Comfort food made with love, by people with a passion for good food. Mr. & Mrs. In addition to the vegan cheesery in their kitchen in Duivendrecht, Watson also has a restaurant on Linnaeuskade. It is their mission to let the world discover what plant-based cuisine is capable of. To inspire people to eat plant-based foods by developing products that make taste buds dance. They make their products with organic and fair trade ingredients.
Mr. & Mrs. Watson is known for its vegan cheeses, which won a.o. the "Best Vegan Cheese" award from PETA. The cheeses are made with organic ingredients such as cashews, almonds and soy. Since 2017, Watson's vegetable cheeses have been developed and matured in Amsterdam.
We know many people are looking to eat less meat. There seems to be an endless wave of new products that dream of becoming a famous meat alternative. And yet, the casting for a plant-based ingredient that can truly satisfy carnivorous cravings is still going on!
In Haarlem Meet Jack produces delicious meat replacements from young jackfruit. Jackfruit is the biggest and meatiest textured fruit in the world. It grows very quickly, needs very little water, and does not require pesticides or chemicals. If you mix it with the right spices, it has the power to please meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike.
Jackfruit trees can produce an impressive 200 jackfruits per year. The more jackfruit you pick from the tree, the more that grows. Currently 1/3 of jackfruit goes uneaten which causes farmers to cut down trees. By getting people to eat more jackfruit we help farmers monetize the crop. In turn, jackfruit trees revitalize groundwater, contributing to reforestation and agroforestry efforts in the area. That is why jackfruit is considered a climate-smart crop.
Nutriboost is an importer of a large set of non-perishable foods, including superfoods. They support organic farming, fairness, integrity and ambition. As many of their products as possible are therefore organic.