De Marne has a rich history. It started over a century ago in the village of Molenrij near Kloosterburen where three gentlemen decided to boost the local economy by setting up a mustard factory.
In addition to employment, the factory also provided a sales channel for mustard seed from regional farmers. The small mustard factory quickly achieved its goal, but not only in the vicinity of Molenrij (near Kloosterburen). The mustard was also known in the distant area for its quality and affordable price. This led to growth and in 1926 it was therefore decided to move the factory to Groningen.
Due to the logistical possibilities by water and road, the company grew steadily in the decades that followed. In no time, De Marne mustard was eaten throughout the Netherlands and sales channels were sought outside national borders.