What can a million pounds of kelp accomplish?
We're thrilled and proud to announce that Atlantic Sea Farms' 27 partner farmers, representing 9 working Maine harbors, have harvested more line grown domestic kelp than ever at just under 1 million pounds during the 2022 harvest season!
Why is this number revolutionary? With this year's record-breaking harvest, Atlantic Sea Farms kelp is available for even more brands across the country to incorporate as an ingredient in their own products. While you may know us for our own Atlantic Sea Farms products available at your local grocery store, we're also making this first-of-its-kind ingredient available to CPG brands and product developers in every sector. Everything from nutritional shakes to snacks to pet food now includes Atlantic Sea Farms kelp.
To make this possible, we have undergone rapid innovation over the last three years to create a full wholesale product line with the highest level of food safety standards, all shipping out from our SQF audited state-of-the-art facility here in Maine. From dried kelp powders to fresh-frozen, our team continues to create a product line that serves product developers in every sector.
Regenerative, domestic seaweed is finally being incorporated into the market at scale, and every pound drives positive impact back to working waterfront communities.
"It's all incredibly exciting and we're thrilled to be able to meet and grow demand on behalf of our partner farmers," says Tom Simmons, who heads up Partner Growth on the Atlantic Sea Farms sales team. "We're working with everyone from chefs, to smoothie brands and pet food companies, to biomaterial, personal care, and ingredient extract innovators. This team is really activating all of the opportunities knocking on the door of Maine's kelp industry. "
Harvest season may be over, but the rapid innovation happening in the market is just getting started and we're already planning for continued growth next season to support.
Ready to add Atlantic Sea Farms kelp to your ingredients toolkit? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch!