Cornish Seaweed Company
At the Cornish Seaweed Company we have been harvesting seaweed since 2012. Born out of a love for life and the ocean, a belief in healthy and tasty food, we are a rapidly growing enterprise forming a team of over 10 dedicated seaweeders.
With the clean and wild Cornish coast as our playground, we scour its rocky shores in search for the highest quality seaweeds. All of which are harvested, washed, dried and packaged by hand, ensuring the highest quality using artisanal practices.
Our aim is to provide you with an honest superfood; sustainably harvested, local, edible seaweeds and to introduce these as an alternative food source that is healthy, nutritional, tasty and good for the environment. Did you know that you do not need to use pesticides, fresh water, or fertiliser to grow seaweeds, which are among the most productive plants in the world?
It is important to acknowledge the importance of seaweeds for marine life and we need to balance this with its use by humans. Our harvest methods reflect this: We only take a part of each seaweed, giving it a haircut instead of taking the whole plant. This allows it to grow back, causes minimum disruption to the ecosystem and allows us to come back for more a next time! And did you know that our seaweed farm is the equivalent of an artificial reef, providing habitat, shelter and food for many different sea creatures, including commercial fish? Our dedication to the environment was recognised in 2017 when we received the Cornish Sustainability Awards for best contribution to a sustainable food economy.
We really hope and believe that seaweed becomes part of everyone’s diet and that we come to recognize it for what it is. A nutritional and environmental superfood!