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,Continue reading “Sea cabbage makes great vegan jerky!”

Wakame – the Women’s Seaweed

Wakame (Alaria marginata) on the west coast of California is a beautiful, magnificently abundant genus of marine algae. This nutritious, edible seaweed is considered a brown seaweed. The long, broad, gracefully flowing ribbons of Alaria cling to the rocks in the lower intertidal zones.  The olive-green fronds grow to over 30 feet in length andContinue reading “Wakame – the Women’s Seaweed”

November Seaweed Nutrition Musings and Kombu Special!

Hello from my cozy home in the redwoods. I love fall and the smells of scrumptious comfort foods, either cooking in the oven or simmering on the stovetop. One of my favorite dishes to make during the chilly season is beans! I love all kinds of beans (pinto, black, fava, black eyed peas, lima…). YouContinue reading “November Seaweed Nutrition Musings and Kombu Special!”

Bullwhip Kelp

Nereocyctis luetkeana When we think of “forests”  there’s one we often overlook — the offshore kelp forest, largely made up of Bullwhip Kelp or Nereocystis luetkeana. Nereocystis (Greek for “mermaid’s bladder”) is the largest in the family of brown algae, and found along the coast of California to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. The fastest-growingContinue reading “Bullwhip Kelp”

Sea Lettuce!

July brings with it the boom of the seaweed harvest cycle for Ocean Harvest, as well as the finish of harvesting towards the end. At the end of this month, I will have spent 35+ days in the rocky intertidal seaweed beds at the lowest tides of the year. These days of harvesting are compactedContinue reading “Sea Lettuce!”

Seaweed pickles? Yes, Please!

As the heat rolls in this month, we’re thinking cool recipes. Raw recipes. And vegan! We’d like to share with you one of our easiest seaweed recipes, featuring the wonderful, the inimitable, the super-tasty sea palm. Sea Palm Pickles 1 cucumber cut into rounds 1 handful of sea palm, cut into small pieces 1/4 cupContinue reading “Seaweed pickles? Yes, Please!”

Seaweed foraging this Summer!

Dear Seaweed Lovers: we’re excited to have you join us for a seaweed foraging adventure on the Mendocino coast. Our foraging adventure is limited to 15 people. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to reserve your spot. On our trips we learn, discover, enjoy, and engage in: Identifying different edible sea vegetables andContinue reading “Seaweed foraging this Summer!”

We love sea palm!

Postelsia palmaeformis – commonly known as “sea palm,” is an edible brown seaweed found on rocky shores with constant waves. It certainly resembles a tiny palm tree, and the resiliency of its cylindrical stipe and small holdfast are remarkable, enabling it to hold on to those rocks through wave after wave. In order to harvestContinue reading “We love sea palm!”