We have been working hard this winter and have some exciting updates, we want you to be the first to know! Your continued support and encouragement means the world to us as we grow our business.
Meet Barnacle. Finding our name has been a journey and we are happy to share our new company name: Barnacle. Barnacle originates from the coastal wilds that inspired us to start this business. We hope our business will be as resilient and committed to “place” as the humble barnacle.
In February of last year, Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker signed an administrative order to help jumpstart mariculture, or sea farming, in the state. One Juneau couple is whipping up a recipe to make local kelp an enticing business and snack. They're part of a growing number of startups that see Alaska seaweed as a marketable food.
Kelp has become a big part of Matt Kern and Lia Heifetz's relationship.
"It's basically all we talk about it," Heifetz says with a laugh. "Every day of the week. Every night of the week. Every weekend."