Current news, events, and thoughts from the Barnacle team.
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.
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."
Friends, neighbors, kelp lovers!
We are immeasurably grateful for your interest in Wild Alaska Kelp Co. Stepping out of the steamy salsa kitchen and sharing our goods has been incredible -- we couldn’t do this without you and owe a big THANK YOU to all our supporters!
Thanks to everyone in Juneau who came to the Public Market, we were surprised and encouraged at how fast our products flew off the shelves! To those who came by after we sold out -- you will be the first to know when we are restocked with kelp salsa, pickles, dried spice blends, and relish!