Local food entrepreneur Jeff Wolovitz will lead a presentation about locally sourced Heiwa Tofu and sustainability in the global food system at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, at noon.

Noticing a niche for local tofu, Wolovitz along with his wife, Maho Hisakawa, founded Heiwa Tofu in Camden in 2008. Since then their business has grown in popularity across the state, recently expanding to Coastal Foods Processing in Belfast. Wolovitz will talk about starting the business, why their Heiwa (hey-wa) tofu is made using Maine-grown, MOFGA-certified organic soybeans, and why locally-produced, plant based foods such as tofu are healthy for the body, local economy, land, and global food system. Samples of Heiwa tofu will be available for guests to try.

Wolovitz has as bachelor of the arts in astrophysics from Penn State University. More information about Heiwa Tofu can be found at heiwatofu.com.

This talk is part of the Summer Talk series at Merryspring, co-sponsored by Camden National Bank and Jaret & Cohn Real Estate. Merryspring is located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1 by the Hannaford Super Market plaza. Admission to Tuesday Talks is free for members of Merryspring, with a $5 fee for non-members.