Herrens Mark originates from Broendegården, a farm in West Funen, close to the Little Belt. Here, Michael Mohr Jensen cultivates the same acres as his grandfather and his father before him.
Michael has worked as an organic vegetable farmer since 1989, but in 2010, he took over production of what was then called Fynsk Mælkebøttesaft (Funen Dandelion Juice), but which has since been renamed Dandelion Extract from Herrens Mark. The production was restructured to align it with Michael’s long-standing passion for the connection between nature, body and psyche, and an interest in how what we eat and drink also affects us. In 2011, Herrens Mark expanded to include Red Clover Extract, and the entire production is now devoted to dietary supplements and extracts.
Herrens Mark stands on the shoulders of Martin Lægteskov’s invention Mælkebøttesaft (Funen Dandelion Juice), but which today bears the name Dandelion Extract from Herrens Mark.
An invention that saw the light of day when Martin Lægteskov went through a tough period after an accident at work. Recommended dandelions, he set about eating and juicing them. It seemed to help, and rumours of the effect of the dandelions spread fast. The juice was therefore put into production, and Martin Lægteskov became known as “The wise man of Assens”.
However, he soon realised that he could not meet the demand for dandelion extract himself, so he entered into a collaboration with the Brandt family, which from 1965–2010 produced Fynsk Mælkebøtteekstrakt at Nakkelund Farm north of Assens. And they, in turn, passed on the production to Michael Mohr Jensen in 2010.