Send Smiling Hara to Indonesia!

$2,000 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 16 months

Our mission is to travel to Indonesia to research tempeh production methods, build relationships with tempeh producers, and share the role tempeh plays in American diets.  These bonds will help connect producers of one of the world's most sustainable plant protein sources.
We are Smiling Hara Tempeh in Asheville, NC.  We have been making Tempeh, and selling it throughout the Southeast for 8 years now.  Our newest creation is Hempeh, hemp-fortified tempeh. Tempeh is an ancient process of culturing beans to form a highly nutritious and tasty cake that is then cooked and eaten like any other staple protein (like meat).Tempeh is the people's food in Indonesia.  Not just for vegans and vegetarians, not just health conscious individuals, but for all people.  It is loaded with trace minerals, contains every essential amino acid, and with the addition of Hemp seed, you get your heart healthy omegas as well.

Our mission from the onset has been to provide the highest quality tempeh.  We have spent years refining our process.  Now, in order to take it to the next level, we are sending Chad to Indonesia to research both modern and traditional tempeh processes and recipes.  He will also be meeting with organizations such as SCoPe and Mercy Corps Indonesia, both of which are involved with helping traditional village-scale producers upgrade equipment and processes that improve food safety in tempeh production.

We will be posting/documenting all along the way. The journey begins in 4 weeks!  We are grateful for your contribution!


Below you will see footage from an Indonesian news channel covering the Smiling Hara story.   We were honored to represent American tempeh makers.  We are committed to giving back to producers in Indonesia for keeping this wonderful tradition alive!

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Hi all! Today is Chad's final day in Indonesia. It has been quite the adventure, and we are already making plans to return. Attached you will find video footage of a market trip in Lombok, as well as traditional village weaving. Thanks for all your good thoughts and support and Chad makes his way back home. We love you.
Village weaving outside of Lombok
Market shopping in Lombok
Chad has crossed over:)
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While waiting on a train.....Chad ran into someone who came from a family of tempeh makers. Watch the short interviews he was able to get attached here.

Headed to Javale, a tempeh chip manufacturer in Malang today, will send photos!
Interview with Indonesian Tempeh Maker
Part 2:)
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Check out this video update.
Tempe Tour in Yogyakarta
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Hello loved ones. Chad has sent over some incredible videos from his 3rd day in Jakarta. The first video explains his experience thus far, and where he is headed next. Thank you a thousand times for making this possible. Our hearts are full. This is the experience of a lifetime. We love you.
An update from Chad on his 3rd day
Beautiful video from the Tempe Village
Tempe Log Production
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John Troy
15 months ago
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Are those tempeh chips?

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John Troy
15 months ago

Thanks for sharing, Chad!

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Raised by 39 people in 16 months
Created February 6, 2017
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CO
$100
Chuck Oliphant
15 months ago

Love you guys!

ES
$27
Eliza Sydney
15 months ago

We love the Hempeh and Tempeh so so much and we love you guys even more. Have a productive and wonderful trip!

DB
$200
Danielle Brainerd
15 months ago

Hope this trip is full of blessings and amazing experiences! Love you bub!

$37
Susannah Bew
16 months ago

So excited for ya"ll with this new venture!

JO
$50
Juniper Odell
16 months ago

Make me proud brother

JC
$30
Joanne Collette-Kushi
16 months ago

How exciting! Totally love the video too, and of course, you and your delicious foods! Xox

John Troy
15 months ago
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Are those tempeh chips?

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John Troy
15 months ago

Thanks for sharing, Chad!

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