About The Festival
100+ of Maine's top chefs, mixologists, brewers and distilleries feature native seagreens on the menu during this harvest festival and restaurant week!
The heart of the festival is Portland, with events like cooking demos, talks and tours of a kelp farm in Casco Bay. But there are participating restaurants, bars and other purveyors all throughout Maine.
Why Seaweed? Why Maine?
Watch This Lobstering Family Start A Kelp Farm
With 30+ kelp farms and growing, Maine leads the nation in seaweed aquaculture. Lobstermen, mussel growers, oyster farmers and others plant their lines in November for harvest in the springtime.
Maine's intrepid wild harvesters scramble over rocks during extreme low tides to collect dulse, Irish moss, kombu, sea lettuce and wakame. It's a way of life that goes back thousands of years along this coast.
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