Springtide Seaweed, LLC
14 Factory Road, Gouldsboro ME 04607
'Springtide' in old English means 'springtime'. This is harvest season for the seaweed crop. A spring tide is also the time when the tide "springs forth" during the new and full moon, giving us the highest and lowest tides of the month.
Springtide Seaweed operates the largest organic seaweed farm in North America in Down East Maine, cultivating some of the finest seaweeds in the world for people and the planet. We also operate a state of the art USDA Organic seaweed nursery and processing facility in Gouldsboro, Maine.
In partnership with the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine we also developing a research and teaching aquaculture nursery scheduled to open in Q1 of 2019. Additionally we participate in the in the innovative First Work Program at Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde, Maine, as well as offering a seaweed farmer certification program through the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Springtide Seaweed founder Sarah Redmond is a dedicated seaweed farmer, tending the wild ocean garden and inspiring others about all things Maine seaweed. She is a recognized leader in seaweed aquaculture. She has extensive expertise in seaweed nursery systems and management, new crop development, farming expertise, education and training of new farmers, harvesting, processing, product development, and crop standards. Sarah has been a leader in seaweed aquaculture industry in Maine since 2010 through the development of new nurseries and educational programs, crops and products, sea farmer training programs, the first organic certification program for seaweed crops, and through major facilitation of the industry by way of the “Seaweed Scene” meetings from 2012-2015, and the Maine Seaweed Festival in 2014 and 2015. She is active in the Maine Seaweed Exchange and the organizer of the Maine Seaweed Fair and Practical Seaweed Farmer Conference.
General Manager and General Counsel Trey Angera has over thirty years of food industry experience with focus on sustainable and local food systems. Trey has extensive experience in the development of organic food systems, including sourcing, processing, distribution, and marketing. He is committed to building an organic sustainable seaweed aquaculture system in Maine. He is also the Executive Director of the Maine Seaweed Exchange, LLC, developing a partner network of farmers, processors, distributors, and buyers, creating educational programs, leading industry advocacy initiatives, and overseeing the creation of a new paradigm in seaweed farming that is unique to New England. He has extensive experience in business development and technologies.
Farm and Operations Manager Nick Pastore is an experienced farm manager on land and sea with experience with shellfish and seaweed aquaculture. He is one of the few industry professionals with substantial seaweed processing experience as a food product and fertilizer. He brings invaluable experience and an incredible work ethic.