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Our Suppliers+Growers

Our Suppliers & Growers

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We partner with farmers & food producers whose practices meet our expectations for craftsmanship, care of the environment, and quality of product.  Most are certified organic, a few are not.  When a producer or product is certified organic we will list CERT OG next to their products. When they are not certified we will disclose this as well.

 

Local Partners

Beyond Coffee, Grandy Oats, Morgan’s Mills, Vitamin Sea, Green Ledges Farm, Well Fed Farms, Kinney’s Sugarhouse, Sparky’s Apiary, Maine Sea Salt, Groundswell Farm

National Partners

Natural Way Mills, Tierra Farms, Champlain Valley, Associated Buyers

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 "The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea" -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

 If you've ever stepped foot in the ocean or walked the beach after a storm or at low tide, you have already been introduced to seaweed. Strewn and tangled on the shoreline or drying and decaying in the sun, it does not make a lasting first impression. However, seen growing underwater in its natural environment, waving gracefully from side to side with the movements of the currents, it is a majestic sight that's hard to forget.

For a plant with such a humble name and origin, seaweed boasts an abundant storehouse of healthful nutrients. Other than needing some sunlight, seaweeds are self-sufficient in their environment; they can absorb everything they need to sustain life directly from the seawater that surrounds them.

Scientists know there is a secret to life in the sea, although they have never been able to identify this mysterious component. However, the earth's oceans not only make up nearly 70 percent of the planet's surface, they also absorb 70 percent of the sun's energy! And much of the solar(radiant) energy is absorbed by seaweeds. That's an amazing expanse of potential energy to be investigated as a vital source of nutrients!