Larch Hanson: The Seaweed Man

Turkey Tracks: June 28, 2020

Larch Hanson: The Seaweed Man

Here’s a Sunday treat for…some…of you anyway.

Larch Hanson is from Steuben, Maine, which is located above the Mt. Desert/Acadia island/peninusula—and lies just east of Gouldsboro, on the Route 1 highway. Hanson’s business—and deep knowledge base—is Maine coast seaweed. He dries and sells the edible varieties.

But as near as I can tell, he is in no way involved in the mass harvesting of coastal sea plants, such as one would find in large commercial operations, some of which we do have here in Maine—and which many worry will alter our coastline habitats in negative ways. He is deeply involved with studying these habitats and preserving them.

Below is a link to Hanson’s web site, which has a video section. Maybe take a minute and look at “The Tide Pool” video found there.


Today we may get some rain, with an even better chance tomorrow. My lawn grass is dying, which I’ve never seen before this year. I spent about an hour watering yesterday, so if it does rain, I’m taking some of the credit. I risk running my well low when I water that much. There is something about watering heavily that can create a jinx that brings in a good thunderstorm. LOL.

On a happier note, the strawberries are coming in strong. They are big and red and delicious this year.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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