Hawaiian Vanilla Company
Island of Hawai'i, HI
After moving to the Hamakua Coast to raise their children in a sustainable rural environment, Jim and Tracy Reddekopp purchased a 4,000 square foot vanilla factory in 1997. Hawaiian Vanilla Company has since become the first sustainable vanillery in the U.S. While each vanilla orchid planted takes 5 years to mature, the blossoms only bloom for one day! Each blossom is individually hand pollinated, making their craft a true labor of love.