Red Star Kombucha was founded in 2012 by me, Naomi Auth, and my partner, Joseph Reichenbacher. I had been making kombucha since around 2005. At the time, friends and family and even local small businesses were frequently asking to buy my kombucha and I realized that I loved not only making kombucha but also sharing it. I'm totally fascinated with fermented foods. They're a crucial part of our diet but they're just starting to get the recognition they deserve. I also love helping people learn how to make their own kombucha and other fermented foods. It's important to me that my company can provide a top quality product and experience for my customers, a rewarding environment for my employees, and help to create a culture of awareness and education about fermented foods so they can be accessible to everyone, whether they want to purchase them or make them on their own.
That is why I am planning to move into this new location, it will bring my retail and production space under one roof. I will be able to produce more, my products will be more accessible, and I can provide a place for people to come and spend time to relax, work, socialize or learn.