Category Archives: Our History

Maine Seaweed Year in Review, 2014: Part Two

This past year was so full, we couldn’t fit it all in one post! And so, more Maine (and beyond) seaweed stories from 2014… Seaweed in food and drink–recipes, cookbooks, stories…just a sampling Food & Wine featured a cocktail mix … Continue reading

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We are thankful for…

green seaweeds, brown seaweeds, red seaweeds, all seaweeds our customers, and all we learn from them our colleagues and teachers our families and friends chocolate :> curiosity resiliency and flexibility sunshine and photosynthesis the phenomenal ocean that’s so abundant with … Continue reading

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The Dutch Weed Burger, and seaweed bursting on the scene in food and drink

You read it right:  the Dutch Weed Burger. A start-up in the Netherlands recently launched its signature product, a plant-based burger, bun, and sauce combo that has seaweed or microalgae in each component–“kombu” in the burger, chlorella in the bun, … Continue reading

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Annual August Shutdown is now…

It’s that time again, when Maine Coast Sea Vegetables shuts down for the month of August to allow the harvests to come in, take care of things in our building that can’t be done when we’re open, and take a … Continue reading

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Sad to see the Sea Chips go…

It’s the end of an era here at Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. We are now offering the last batch of our popular Sea Chips®, and will no longer sell them after we return in September from our annual August shutdown. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the past, present and future

Two years ago as part of celebrating Maine Coast Sea Vegetables’ 40th year, we took a group adventure to nearby Schoodic Point, where Shep and Linnette Erhart harvested their first Alaria fronds. What follows is Seraphina Erhart’s account of that … Continue reading

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Kushi Institute Honors Shep Erhart and MCSV

by Shep Erhart Last week I journeyed to the Kushi Institute Summer Conference in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, an annual educational event named after the founder of the macrobiotic movement in the United States, Michio Kushi.  I had always wanted … Continue reading

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Cycles of Ebb and Flow: Maine Coast Sea Vegetables founder Shep Erhart looks back

In late October I went kelp harvesting with a twist. I was “tending” Ron, one of our main harvesters, who was scuba diving for beautiful golden Digitata kelp fronds in 5-10 feet of water off Stanley Ledge, near Jonesport. Usually … Continue reading

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Alaria got it all going!

The Birth of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables By Shep Erhart, MCSV founder Last Thursday I spent the early morning hours on Stanley Ledge cutting Alaria as the sun slowly broke through the fog. Also breaking through were memories from four … Continue reading

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Maine Coast Sea Vegetables began in 1971

Our company was born in 1971 over a pot of seaweed miso soup in the kitchen of Linnette and Shep Erhart overlooking Hog Bay in Franklin. They had just harvested and cooked their first alaria fronds and found the soup … Continue reading

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