Jeff Wolovitz started Heiwa Tofu with his wife, Maho Hisakawa, almost two years ago. Since then, the Camden-based company has produced and distributed thousands of pounds of tofu.

Wolovitz makes tofu two days a week in a small garage in downtown Camden, transforming Maine soybeans into thick slabs of tofu.

While Wolovitz and his family are not vegetarians, they strive to eat mostly plant-based food.

They chose the name “heiwa,” which means “peace” in Japanese, because “eating a plant-based diet creates a more peaceful planet,” according to their website (



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