Point Judith Kelp Company grows fresh kelp and harvests nutrient-rich, eco-friendly specialty seaweeds straight from the salty waters of the Ocean State.
experience the healing powers of seaweed and support Rhode Island’s local coastal economy with Point Judith Kelp Company seaweeds.
Kelp and other sea vegetables are popular foods, nutritional supplements, and cosmetic additives in many parts of the world. Although the farming and use of seaweeds has a long history on the New England coast, many people are only now recognizing the unique nutritional and health values of seaweeds. The coast of the Northeastern United States is ideal for kelp production and seaweed harvesting. Point Judith Kelp Company's seaweeds can be used to produce skin-healing oils, natural plant food, and nutrient-rich food products.
Captain David Blaney founded Point Judith Kelp Company in 2015 with the mission of growing and harvesting specialty seaweeds – thereby bringing a slice of the more-than-$7 billion sea vegetable industry to the Ocean State. The Company has harvested and sold seaweeds like sea lettuce, Irish moss and sugar kelp since its inception and was granted the final permits in May 2016 to plant Rhode Island’s first dedicated kelp farm – 2.75 acres off the coast of Point Judith. The first crop of sugar kelp was planted in the winter of 2016.