Counter Culture is operated by four friends who share a passion for organic farming and fermented foods—Rob Barreca, Daniel Leas, Laarni Gedo, and Gabe Sachter-Smith. Rob is an ex-tech guy who is a graduate of GoFarm Hawai‘i and has been involved with urban agricultural, fermented food production, and brainstorming how tech can help farmers and the food system. Daniel is a jack-of-all-trades with a background in carpentry, ranching, building, farming, and creating fermented foods including cured meats. Laarni is the flower and herb grower as well as accounting, marketing, and sales wiz-kid who spreads the Counter Culture flavor crystals out into the world for you to enjoy! Gabe is a banana expert; kimchi, wine, and tempeh fermenter; farmer; and master of enthusiasm.
Item is coming from a variety of local farms.
Bee’s Greens is a new world farming model: hydroponic greens grown in shipping containers. Their mission? To facilitate and support the Localism Movement via emerging agro-technologies to promote environmentally responsible lifestyle practices. AKA, the walk their talk. They believe eating local is so much more than the healthiest option. When you eat local, you’re choosing to invest in your community, you’re saving resources and energy that otherwise have harmful effects on our environment, and you’re preventing excessive use of packaging: plastic containers wrapped in more plastic, sectioned in plastic, boxed in cardboard, wrapped in more plastic attached to wooden crates. By using new technologies in the agriculture world, Bee’s Greens is helping find new solutions to the problems we’re facing in the modern world. Their vertically stacked hydroponic farm-lab can grow as much as 1.8 acres worth of traditional farming on a footprint of about 320 square feet, and is located in an urban area just outside Honolulu to deliver truly hyper-local greens. They are the future, and we’re proud to support them by bringing their greens to you in our CSA bags!
What they grow