Sustainably Harvested Sonoma Coast

Seaweeds

Make this nutrient dense food a part of your daily nutrition

  • Plant based protein

  • Raw food

  • Local and Regenerative

 

We harvest the seaweed by hand in the summer months along the Sonoma coast, and dry it for your year-round enjoyment. Deliciously edible seaweed varieties flourish in the chilly, oxygen-rich waters of the rough-and-ragged Sonoma coastline. Collecting occurs early in the mornings on June and July low tides.  The collected algae are rinsed and dried on screens in the sun.  Strong Arm Farm triple-rinses the seaweed we collect for your sand-free eating enjoyment.

 

                   Learn more about wildcrafted seaweed on our seaweed fact sheet.

 

Types of Seaweed

Kombu
(Laminaria setchelii)

Best in soups of all kinds (miso, chicken, chili, curry, Japanese dashi stock, etc.) The silky algin/alginates of this seaweed act as a thickening agent and help break down fibers in beans.  Kombu has the highest content of naturally occurring glutamates, which imbue a satisfying umami taste and mouth feel.

Nori
(Porphyra/Pyropia)

 

Very mild, thin, iridescent when wet, and particularly high in protein. Can be toasted and crumpled into small flakes and easily added to dishes like a spice. Or massage with oil and flavorings for a kale-chip-esque experience.

Harvested in minor quantity:

 

Bladderwrack
(Fucus)

Particularly rich in Iodine and Iron. Sought after by herbalists.

 

Wakame
(Alaria)

Traditional use in seaweed salads, high in calcium.

 

Sea Palm 

(Postelsia) 

Delicious ribbed ribbons with mild flavor, great raw.

 

    Where to Purchase

I ship!  Whole pounds of:

Kombu and Nori $85 

Sea Palm $136      (plus shipping, it's light)

1 oz packets for $9/ (10 packet minimum)

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Sonoma/Marin Counties, CA

Find retail packets at these shops:

Enjoy our seaweed at these restaurants:

 

Home Delivery to Bay Area

 

San Francisco, CA

Find retail packets at these shops:

Enjoy our seaweed at these restaurants:

East Bay, CA

 

Napa, CA

Find retail packets at these shops:

 

Wholesale Delivery to Restaurants and Grocers

  • FEED Sonoma – Marin, Napa, San Francisco            and East Bay regions

Sacramento/Auburn

Corti Brothers - Folsom Ave

Ikeda's - Auburn

Oto's Marketplace Japanese specialty, Freeport Blvd

Los Angeles

Cookbook Market - Echo Park and Highland Park

Sqirl Market

Articles in Support of Seaweed

Radiation Concerns?

Strong Arm Farm has lab-tested our Sonoma Coast seaweed and detected NO radioactive isotopes from Fukushima! Find current information at Kelp Watch.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is also conducting research. Check out their updates.

Another local seaweed company offers this great page of information.