It’s that time again, when we close up shop for about four weeks for our annual August shutdown. We close at the end of business this Friday, July 29, and re-open on Monday August 29.
Shutdown gives most of us a break, except for some office staff who work a bit to keep things running, and the harvesters who are working hard to bring in and dry the seaweeds we all rely on. It also gives us a chance to have some things done in our facility that are difficult to do when we’re open. The tradition began at a time when Maine Coast Sea Vegetables was a tiny operation, with only a few people doing everything–harvesting, drying, sorting, packing, filling orders, and paying the bills. August is a peak harvest time, and there weren’t enough hands to do it all. Now that MCSV is a bit larger, with more hands to do the work, the tradition continues as a way to help our staff sustain themselves. And no one can argue with having a break during August in Maine!
So enjoy the rest of your summer in your own corner of the world, and keep on enjoying your sea vegetables, too.
Thank you to all of our customers, colleagues, friends, families,
and all seaweed lovers!
We’ll see you on the other side…