All of our salad greens come straight from the farm to your plate. Otsuji Farm in Hawaii Kai has been feeding us with delicious lettuce since 1954. At the young age of 19, Kakuji Otsuji father of Edwin Otsuji came to Hawaii by himself on a boat from Kagoshima Japan with the hopes of building the American dream. With no English skills and a burning desire for the good life, Kakuji made a living as a black smith. Kakuji soon met his wife, Fumie and had 5 children, Richard, Masa, and Edwin. It was Fumie that had the vision to start Otsuji Farm. With much persistence Fumie convinced Kakuji to take their life savings and begin farming in Hawaii Kai. Not only did it provide well for their family, it was also the bread and butter for all of their children. Edwin, the youngest of the three children now has taken over the responsibility of running the farm.
Otsuji Farm provides a conucopia of freshly grown vegetables that include lettuce, radish, green onions, and more. We are proud to be partnered with this local establishment so we can bring you the freshest vegetables for your healthy diet at Fresh Cafe.