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WIld nori growing on intertidal rocks along the Northern California coast. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jeanine Pfeiffer)

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Coco Noritos

Silky Sea Palm!

Silky Sea Palm is one of our premium seaweeds, and rightly so! It is harvested in April and May from the juvenile Sea Palm plant. Since it is so small, we leave 2-3 inches of frond tip on each cut, gathering a decent amount to dry.

Happy July and Sea Palm Sale!

Hello Seaweed Lovers! We have been busily harvesting all 11 types of seaweeds to bring to you throughout the year, and I am taking a short breather to bring you a yummy and easy Fermented Sea Palm recipe, as well as 20% off any size Sea Palm for the month of July! Use Code: SEAPALM.…

Seaweed Foraging 2023

Come join the fun and take a seaside journey to the incredible, species-rich tide pools that fringe the Pacific Coast of Mendocino! You’ll learn to identify and harvest the bountiful sea vegetables that grow along our rocky shores: Nori, Sea Palm, Kombu, Wakame, Sea Lettuce, Bladderwrack, Sweet Kombu, and Ocean Ribbons!

Hello, 2023 Seaweed Harvesting Season!

Nori is the first harvest of the season. Nori, also known as Porphyra perforate or lanceolata, is a RED seaweed and only one cell wall thick! This means you get LOTS of nutrients riding on this wonderful seaweed… Nori is the highest of all seaweeds in protein (50% by weight) and high in iron and…

Red Seaweeds for February!

I’ve been busy planning the 2023 harvest cycle after I picked up my tide book. Did you know we can only harvest seaweed a maximum of 40 days a year? Those days are all between April and the end of July. We work with the moon phases (new and full moon) because these are the…

Happy and Healthy 2023

I have 3 things to share with you this month. #1: (By the time you read this, I’ve already enjoyed my Hoppin John with Okra and Kombu! Yum!) I am cooking some Black-Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day right now! They smell so good, and I LOVE how creamy and mild they taste. Today, I…

Stock up on Sea Palm!

Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis) is one of our most popular seaweeds growing only in the nutrient-rich waters of the Pacific Northwest. Sea Palm resembles tiny palm trees, therefore its name. It is a brown seaweed, meaning it is chock-full of live enzymes, trace minerals, vitamins, complex carbohydrates, and algae. Sea Palm is perfect for adding…

Ocean Ribbons!

Hello Dear Seaweed Blog Subscribers! I took some time off from blogging this past summer to complete the years seaweed harvest, and I am back with a great recipe for you! Ocean Ribbons or Lessionopsis littoralis are beautiful flowing ribbons of brown seaweed that grow on the outermost rocks of the intertidal zone. We harvest…

Bladderwrack/Fucus Seaweed for your Health!

Bladderwrack or Fucus distichus is one of the most popular sea vegetables growing along most coasts and  has been used for centuries all over the world as medicine. The brown seaweed is the #1 superfood as far as iodine and polysaccharide content.

2022 Seaweed foraging opportunities!

Seaweed foraging classes are right around the corner and we want to invite folks to come out and harvest with Ocean Harvest in a different way this year. Since our foraging classes are always in high demand, we want to offer more opportunities in a low-key fashion this year at a lower price.

Sea cabbage makes great vegan jerky!

Sweet Kombu or sea cabbage (Hedophyllum sessile) grows in clusters like a cabbage bed.  We harvest the blades that have bubbly indentations, as these are high in polysaccharides, which give this sea vegetable its sweet smoky aftertaste. Sweet Kombu is a brown seaweed. It can be eaten like a chip right out of the bag, as well as  cooked in stews,…

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