Southeast Alaska is our home. It’s a place where the mountains meet the sea, where rain paints the landscape verdant and lush, where it’s people are nourished by the bounty of the land and sea. Alaska is one of the last untouched places in the world, where ecosystems remain intact, where natural resources are abundant.
At Barnacle, we go to great lengths — and depths — to capture the essence of Southeast Alaska by using locally grown, harvested and foraged ingredients like kelp. In harvesting wild ingredients, our priority is to make the least impact on the environment around us and keep the resources we rely on as healthy as we found them. We are stewards of our environment and want to make sure these resources continue to be available for future generations.
Living in Alaska, only connected to the lower 48 through barge or plane, isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it. Living in Southeast Alaska makes us who we are and our products what they are, and despite any challenges, we’re committed to maintaining our home and business right here.
The barnacle may seem an unlikely mascot, but these unique creatures embody the qualities that define our company: rooted, resilient and the ultimate local eaters.
Barnacles thrive where they are attached. We intend to stay grounded in our community, for the support of our local community is what makes us successful.
Barnacles survive, exposed to the winds and the rhythm of the tides. Similarly, we intend to weather any challenges we may face. Barnacles find nourishment in their environment, feeding from the ocean with delicate outstretched fans. We also rely upon our coastal environment to bring the tastes of the ocean and forests into your kitchen.
Our products are inspired by our love of Alaska’s natural world — by enjoying our products we hope that you can feel, taste and smell the place we feel so lucky to call home.