Hood River, OR | 504 km from Lower Mainland
In 1982, the company expanded with the help of loans from Seth's brother and mother and moved to an abandoned schoolhouse with a commercial kitchen in Husum, Washington, 75 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The company grew to become the 3rd largest Tempeh manufacturer in the United States which began to stress among other things the water supply of the tiny (population 50) town of Husum.
In 1992, Turtle Island moved across the Columbia River to Hood River, Oregon where it renovated an old cannery building where it is housed today. The 8,000 square feet of manufacturing space overlooks the Columbia, which is home in the summer to growing leagues of Wind Surfers. In 1995, the company introduced the Tofurky Vegetarian Feast to a very skeptical natural foods industry. The response was overwhelming and the rest is history!
A percentage of the sale from each Tofurky goes to Farm Sanctuary's Turkey Adoption Program. At this giving time of year we should remember how generous the earth has been to us and how our food choices make a difference and affect the delicate balance of our planet.