Ocean Approved. Llc
Tell us about your business.We are the first commercial kelp farm in the USA. Based in the cold clean waters of Maine, our products are new to the industry. Immediately after harvest our kelp is blanched, cut, and frozen. We eliminate the traditional step of drying enhancing the texture, taste, and color of the kelp. Our recipe ready kelp products are harvested and processed locally, a boon for local fishery participants and a job creator on shore. More than seventeen million metric tons of kelp, with a gate value in excess of seven billion dollars annually, are farmed overseas. Tollef Olson and Ocean Approved, Llc are bringing these jobs home. Farming kelp benefits the ocean ecology while creating an extremely healthy food.
What makes your business stand out?Our market presentation of kelp, fresh frozen and recipe ready, is unique.
What's the best business advice you've received?Believe in your ideas and put in the hours to make them happen.
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