If you buy a share in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), the farmer invites you to at least look over his shoulder and visit the farm so that you can learn more about where your food comes from. And often, some of the shareholders end up working on the farm! It's not too different at Maine Seaweed. Over the years, I've taken hundreds of apprentices who have found me through word of mouth, newsletters saved and passed on, or the internet. All of them have grown in self-confidence. During the months of July and August, I open to visitors. Contact me. There's no charge for an overnight stay.
The Family Pack is the most popular item, and that's like getting a big box of veggies from the sea (with a lot of recipes), in proportion to your appetite/demand and depending on what nature has provided in any particular year. If I judge it right (and I usually do), we run out of stock just as the new harvest is coming in.
If you're interested in other things I do, or you want to know more about why I've stayed at this work for four decades, check out my blog and contact me. I will email you and send you photos of the present activities.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship, write me a letter about yourself, and I'll respond. That is how it all begins. I teach MORE than seaweed harvesting. If you have an interest in carpentry, furniture making, boatbuilding, gardening, or massage/bodywork, there is something to learn here.
Video Presentation and Talk
If you have a group that would enjoy a video presentation about seaweeds, let me know, and I'll put you on my stopover list for travel in winter. I also like to teach massage and deep bodywork to small groups. I can bring four massage tables.