Your fellow farmers

Biome Algae –  South West

Founded by Dr Angela Mead, Biome Algae farms and processes certified organic seaweed in the South West.

Together with her dedicated team, she has realized her seaweed dream! She is supporting sustainable blue growth by regeneratively growing food and biomaterials in the company’s seaweed “biome”.

Biome Algae is growing significantly. It has already established its first farm and now plans to expand its farming operations throughout Devon and Cornwall.

“Seaweed farming leaves something of value to our future generations.” – Dr Angela Mead

The Cornish Seaweed Company – Cornwall

The Cornish Seaweed Company harvests, farms and processes seaweed off the coast of Cornwall.

Founded in 2012 by Caro and Tim out of love for the ocean and good food, the once wild harvesting-only operation Cornish Seaweed has now grown to over 10 “seaweeders” that now also farm various seaweeds in the first established seaweed farm in England in 2017.

Cornish Seaweed Co currently grows Saccharina latissimi and Alaria esculenta, and is conducting trials to grow Himanthalia elongate, Ulva and Palmaria. Once harvested, Cornish Seaweed processes their seaweeds into various seaweed food and skincare products. They aim to put seaweed on everyone’s plate by making it accessible, affordable and tasty!

“Being a seaweed farmer is rewarding. Done well, it is a form of rewilding that benefits nature. You can be part of the solution, not the problem.” – Tim van Berkel

Contact us to be featured as a fellow farmer

Are you an English seaweed farmer, or in the last strives of establishing your seaweed farm? If so, we would be interested in featuring you here as an inspiring example for future seaweed farmers. If you would like to be showcased, please contact us at: [email protected]


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