Prioritizing Sustainability and Regenerative Farming, Use of Cranberry Seeds in New Cranberry Kelp Cubes Furthers Upcycled Ingredient Product Innovation
BOSTON (April 5, 2022)— Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families, today announced a collaboration with Atlantic Sea Farms, a women-run regenerative kelp aquaculture company, also local to New England, based in Maine, for ingredient use in Atlantic Sea Farms’ Cranberry Kelp Cubes. The sustainably grown kelp product further expands Ocean Spray’s functional product and ingredients portfolio. The Cranberry Kelp Cubes offer a way to combine two powerful superfoods that come from regenerative farming practices giving consumers an easy way to enhance their everyday diet and enjoy the health benefits of these nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, non-GMO, family farmed ingredients. Ingredients in the product include Kelp puree, cranberry puree, and cranberry seeds.
“Through this ingredients collaboration with Atlantic Sea Farms for use of Cranberry Kelp Cubes, Ocean Spray is able to align itself with a company that is living at the forefront of sustainability and innovation, prioritizing family-farmed products and innovation all while expanding opportunities for Maine’s fishing communities,” said Katy Galle, Senior Vice President of Research, Development & Sustainability at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. “We are excited to bring attention to the significance of regenerative farming, mutually believing good food should do good, and we are dedicated to increasing transparency and sustainability within the food system while creating ‘craveable’ and innovative products.”
Atlantic Sea Farms kelp is fresh, never dyed, and sustainably grown at home in the clean cold waters of Maine. The company is dedicated to making a powerful and positive impact on the health of customers and oceans with developing products made from sustainably farmed sea greens.
“We work with Maine fishermen to grow kelp in their offseason as a climate change adaption and mitigation strategy. By making tasty, healthy, easy-to-use fresh kelp products, we are helping to create a new and climate-friendly industry in the US. We are proud to partner with Ocean Spray – a company that also puts their community of family farms, and the health and wellness of their customers and the planet, first,” said Briana Warner, President and CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms.
ABOUT OCEAN SPRAY
Founded in 1930, Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. The Cooperative's cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, nutritious products in over 100 countries worldwide. Leading by purpose, Ocean Spray is committed to the power of good—creating good, nutritious food that has a direct and powerful impact for the health of people and planet. All for good. Good for all. For more information visit: www.oceanspray.com
ABOUT ATLANTIC SEA FARMS
Atlantic Sea Farms is a women-run, mission driven, vertically integrated, regenerative kelp aquaculture company based in Maine. We are dedicated to making a powerful and positive impact on the health of our customers and oceans by creating ‘craveable’ and innovative products made from sustainably farmed sea greens, all while expanding opportunities for coastal communities. For more information visit: Atlantic Sea Farms