Kelp Farming in New England
Supporting New England Kelp Farming to Expand New Locally-Produced Food Sources
Kelp has been eaten and used medicinally for hundreds of years in various forms, but it remains a relatively unknown and underutilized resource in recipes and on menus. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, UMass Dartmouth, Northeastern University, and Eastern Connecticut State University seek to change that. Working with Chartwells, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Sardilli Produce, and Dole & Bailey, these partners want to increase awareness of kelp among the public, introduce more of it on campus menus, and develop a marketing strategy to communicate the benefits of kelp.