On April 26, Portland, Maine kicks off its first annual Seaweed Week to celebrate the harvest and showcase seaweed’s culinary versatility, from kelp purees to seaweed beers. While seaweed aquaculture was non-existent in the US just a decade ago, it’s now on the rise, and Maine is at the forefront of the growing industry. Heritage Seaweed founder Josh Rogers sits down with host Lisa Held to discuss what kelp farming looks like, how it can contribute to a more resilient, sustainable food system, and why Maine is becoming the country’s hub for seaweed aquaculture.

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