Category Archives: The Harvest

Maine Calling

Check out a recent episode of Maine Calling on MPBN, our public radio network, on “The Business of Seaweed in Maine.” The call-in show features Tollef Olson of Ocean’s Balance, George Seaver of Ocean Organics, and our own Shep Erhart, … Continue reading

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Dulse and the Slow Food “Ark of Taste”

We recently found this entry from Slow Food UK’s “Ark of Taste” on Dulse (Palmaria palmata), which has a long history of sustaining coastal peoples in the UK. The same is true in the Canadian maritimes, twenty miles or so … Continue reading

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We’re back!! Late summer highlights and September musings…

Hard to believe it’s September already, but we’re glad to be back in the swing of things. We can feel fall in the air here in downeast Maine, and the light is changing, especially on a clear, bright day like … 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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Shep Erhart talk on harvesting and growing seaweed, Friday August 1st

  Friends of Taunton Bay, a stewardship and educational organization for Taunton Bay in downeast Maine, is hosting a talk by MCSV’s Shep Erhart tomorrow, August 1st at 7 pm, at the Taunton Bay Education Center in Sullivan. MCSV is … Continue reading

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Sweet September

It’s gorgeous September in Maine and we’re back! We are busy assessing the harvest and catching up with orders. Maine had a lot of sunshine (better for drying sea veggies than rain!) through August. Storm surge and pounding waves are … Continue reading

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With a little “kelp” from our friends: notes from the field by Shep Erhart

The last time I went kelp harvesting with Ron, one of our main harvesters, was in October. He was diving for digitata kelp then (Laminaria digitata), because that’s all we could find after Hurricane Irene chowdered up our usual crop … Continue reading

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A Visit to Grand Manan Island, NB

Written by Seraphina Erhart So as Spring picks up its pace here in northern Maine  and we gear up for the harvest season, a trip to Grand Manan Island last week was part of our annual “check-in” with all the … Continue reading

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It’s Autumn and the Harvest is in…

We’ve been putting our gardens to bed, and bringing in the last of the sea vegetable harvest for this year. As with land plants here in the Northeast, our sea vegetables are mostly harvested from April through October. Next week … Continue reading

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Adventures in Harvesting Alaria

July 2011   My name is Leslie Chandler and I have worked for Maine Coast Sea Vegetables for the last five years, and I’ve held the position of production manager for the last three. We are a small company that … Continue reading

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