Thursday, August 4, 2011

Seaweed mania sweeps the island!

These young people visiting from Newark, NJ tried my seaweed salad and roasted seaweed at the Farmer's Market last Wednesday. It was the first time for all of them. Some of them were fans, some were not, and some couldn't quite make up their mind, but they were all brave enough to try!

In other seaweed news, I am thrilled and so grateful to The Block Island Times for featuring me in the August summer issues. The photos by Robin Langsdorf are stunning and 15 year old Brooke Ortel wrote an incredible article. Both Robin and Brooke trailed me to Black Rock to forage in the tidepools and Brooke donned mask and snorkel to dive for sea lettuce and laver off the Ballard's jetty. The issue is not available on-line, but if you're on the island it's available all over town.

Seaweed, or sea vegetables, are growing in popularity, as is the desire for locally grown food. I have noticed a huge shift in interest since I first began at the Market four years ago. The Atlantic Inn continues to serve my roasted rockweed, and Glen Pence, aka Mr. Sister, of Three Sisters serves the rockweed and my locally foraged seaweed salad at his fish grill. Thanks to all my supporters! See you around The Block!

1 comment:

  1. Save me a copy Jen!! I want to read that article and see pictures <3 Miss seaweed chips came out really good, but not as good as yours!!