A New Social Enterprise at the Laytonville Ecovillage
Hi! We’re Salt Point Seaweed—three friends who formed a business harvesting and selling culinary seaweed from the Northern California coast.
We’ve been harvesting wild seaweed on the coast of Northern Mendocino County for years, but only this year found Laytonville Ecovillage to use as the home of our drying operation. We wild-harvest California Kombu, California Wakame, and California Nori in the early mornings of summer low tides. We forage by hand and are committed to sustainable and ethical harvesting techniques, making sure to minimize our impact and protect the intertidal ecosystem that we cherish. We sell our seaweed to chefs, food businesses, and directly to consumers through our packaged products.
We dry our seaweed using passive solar dehydration—and Laytonville Ecovillage has been the perfect place for our micro operation. It’s been a blessing being able to take a break from our long workdays by making a snack at the outdoor kitchen or taking a refreshing shower in the outdoor shower. Thanks Laytonville Ecovillage!
Check out our website www.saltpointseaweed.com for more information on the varieties of seaweed we harvest or for recipe ideas!