feel good

about the food you eat

 

Choosing what food you eat can be a daunting process.  You want it to be healthy. You want it to taste good.  And you want it produced in a way that’s gentle on the planet. What to choose?

Ocean’s Balance line of innovative seaweed products are healthy for you and the planet, and they just happen to be delicious.  We want to make it easy for you to include seaweed in your diet, as an ingredient in cooking, as a topping for avocado toast or right out of the bag.

Seaweed is one of Earth’s most nutrient-dense foods, full of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to be healthy.  Its delicious umami taste makes it a pleasure to eat. As pioneers in seaweed aquaculture, Ocean’s Balance has developed zero-input farming that uses no arable land, no fresh water and no fertilizers.  In fact, studies have shown that seaweed cultivation contributes to the reduction of ocean acidification, helping to maintain the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. 

Ocean’s Balance: #FeelGoodAboutTheFoodYouEat

 


 
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Ocean's Balance is featured in Martha Stewart


 

OCEAN'S BALANCE IS PROUD TO BE A MAINE MADE MEMBER

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SUMMER SPECIAL!!!

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KENNEBEC CHEESERY'S FAMOUS CHÈVRE (GOAT CHEESE) ROLLS ARE AVAILABLE IN OCEAN'S BALANCE SPICY SEAWEED SPRINKLE.

GET THEM AT THE FARMER'S MARKETS IN PORTLAND, BELGRADE LAKES & WATERVILLE ALL SUMMER LONG.


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"IS SEAWEED THE NEXT BIG THING IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD?"

OCEAN'S BALANCE IS FEATURED IN THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE IN "CIVIL EATS"


 

OCEAN'S BALANCE IS HONORED TO BE INCLUDED IN USA LOVE LIST'S FALL EDITION OF

 "10 THINGS WE LOVE, MADE IN MAINE".

 
 
 

 

OCEAN'S BALANCE MAKES A SPLASH!

Portland's latest smoothie shop, Portland Pulp, is making delicious, healthy drinks with Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée. Stop by and "Kelp Yourself to Good Health" with a shot of mother nature's multi-vitamin in your next smoothie.

 

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THE NEW SUPERFOOD

What makes a food “super”? If it delivers the maximum amount of nutrition with a minimum of calories. Seaweed is one of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet and also the most abundant source of minerals in the plant kingdom as it has access to all the nutrients in the ocean.  It is considered especially beneficial for health and well-being.  In addition to be being a natural source of iodine, which is necessary for regulating metabolism, seaweed is also a natural source of magnesium, calcium, iron and essential vitamins such as C and K. Low in calories, carbohydrates and fat, it's also gluten free. What's not to love?

LOCAL

All of our products are made from seaweed plants grown in the Gulf of Maine, a body of water renowned for its nutrient-rich, cold waters, which make for ideal growing conditions. 

SUSTAINABLE

Our farming practices ensure that the natural richness of the Gulf of Maine is preserved in order to support native wild fisheries and coastal communities.

PROTECTS THE OCEAN

WOMEN TAKE NOTE

Seaweed is especially high in calcium, with ten times more in content than milk. In addition to its rich iron and potassium content, it is also high in folate, from which folic acid is made. All of these minerals are important to maintaining a healthy body.

SAVES WATER, TOO

It might seem obvious to mention, but seaweed lives in the ocean, and needs no fresh water to grow. This is a crucial factor to consider as the planet is subjected to more frequent instances of fresh water shortages. 

Seaweed also acts as a natural filter for the ocean, absorbing the nutrients it needs to thrive, such as phosphorous and nitrogen, resulting in the crystal clear water for which Maine is famous.

SUPPORTS THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Seaweed farming is an alternative means of income for coastal fishermen, who struggle with collapsed fish stocks and lean times during the winter. Seaweed processing represents employment opportunities for "new Mainers", the immigrant communities of Maine that represent the future of state's workforce, one of the oldest in the country.

 


 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OCEAN'S BALANCE'S MISSION.

 

WATCH TOLLEF ON "BILL GREEN'S MAINE" TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE REASONS THAT SEAWEED IS GOOD FOR YOU. 


OUR RECIPES

WHAT HAVE YOU COOKED WITH OCEAN'S BALANCE KELP PURÉE?  WE LOVE HEARING ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE INCORPORATING SEAWEED INTO THEIR COOKING.  WRITE TO US AND WE'LL POST YOUR RECIPE!  

#FeelGoodAboutTheFoodYouEat

 

WHERE CAN I BUY OCEAN'S BALANCE PRODUCTS?

 

Our products are available at the stores below.  

Check this page often, as we're adding new ones all the time.

Don't see your store listed?  Ask the store to start carrying Ocean's Balance; tell them to contact us.  

 
 

CALIFORNIA  

CLARK'S NUTRTION & NATURAL FOODS CHINO (Chino, CA)

CLARK'S NUTRITION & NATURAL FOODS LOMA LINDA (Loma Linda, CA)

CLARK'S NUTRITION & NATURAL FOODS RANCHO MIRAGE (Rancho Mirage, CA)

FULL O'LIFE FOODS (Burbank, CA)

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET & KITCHEN (South Pasadena, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY 4S RANCH (San Diego, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY CARLSBAD (Carlsbad, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY CARMEL VALLEY (San Diego, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY ESCONDIDO (Escondido, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY HORTON PLAZA (San Diego, CA)

CONNECTICUT

BANTAM MARKET (Bantam, CT)

CHAMOMILLE NATURAL FOODS (Danbury, CT)

THE COMMON BOND MARKET (Shelton, CT)

FOODWORKS NATURAL MARKET (Old Saybrook, CT)

NEW MORNING MARKET (Newbury, CT)

MAINE

A&B NATURALS (Bar Harbor, ME)

AXIS NATURAL FOODS (Auburn, ME)

BELFAST FOOD CO-OP (Belfast, ME)

BETTER LIVING CENTER (Farmington, ME)

BROWNE TRADING (Portland, ME)

DOCK'S SEAFOOD (South Portland, ME)

FARE SHARE CO-OP (Norway, ME)

FRINKELPOD FARM (Arundel, ME)

GIACOMO'S (Bangor, ME)

HARBOR FISH MARKET (Portland, ME)

LEROUX KITCHEN (Portland, ME)

LISA-MARIE'S MADE IN MAINE (Portland, ME)

LOIS' NATURAL MARKETPLACE   (Portland, ME and Scarborough, ME) 

MACHIAS MARKETPLACE  (Machias, ME)

MAINE STREET MARKETS  (Rockland, ME)

MORNING GLORY NATURAL FOODS (Brunswick, ME)

NATURAL LIVING CENTER (Bangor, ME)

NEW MORNING NATURAL FOODS (Kennebunk, ME)

PORTLAND FOOD CO-OP (Portland, ME) 

ROYAL RIVER NATURAL FOODS (Freeport, ME)

SUN ORIENTAL MARKET (Portland, ME)

THE NEW NATURAL (Camden, ME)

TILLER & RYE (Brewer, ME)

TURNER FARM (North Haven, ME)

UNCLE DEAN'S NATURAL MARKET (Waterville, ME)

MARYLAND

COUNTRY NUTRITION (Waldorf, MD)

DAVID'S NATURAL MARKET (Gambrills, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS HAMPDEN(Baltimore, MD)  

MOM'S ORGANICS BOWIE (Bowie, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS COLLEGE PARK (College Park, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS FREDERICK (Frederick, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS JESSUP (Jessup, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS ROCKVILLE (Rockville, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS TIMONIUM (Timonium, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS WALDORF (Waldorf, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS WHITE MARSH (White Marsh, MD)

TACOMA PARK SILVER SPRING CO-OP (Tacoma Park, MD)

MASSACHUSSETTS

BUTCHER BOY MARKET (North Andover, MA)

CAMBRIDGE NATURALS  (Cambridge, MA)

THE COOK SHOP (Brewster, MA)

CORNUCOPIA FOODS (Northampton, MA)

DEBRA'S NATURAL GOURMET (Concord, MA)

FOSTER'S SUPERMARKET (Greenfield, MA)

NANTUCKET CULINARY (Nantucket, MA)

RED FIRE FARM (Montague, MA)

WILD OATS CO-OP (Williamstown, MA)

WILLOW REST (Gloucester, MA)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

GRANITE STATE NATURALS (Concord, NH)

LITTLETON FOOD COOP (Littleton, NH)

PEPPERCORN NATURAL FOODS (Plymouth, NH)

PHILBRICK'S FRESH MARKET  (Portsmouth, NH and North Hampton, NH)

PORTSMOUTH HEALTH FOOD CENTER (Portsmouth, NH)

NEW JERSEY

BASIL BANDWAGON FLEMINGTON (Flemington, NJ)

BASIL BANDWAGON CLINTON (Clinton, NJ)

BONTERRA MARKET (Egg Harbor Township, NJ)

GREEN LIFE MARKET (Morristown, NJ)

GREEN STREET MARKET (Rio Grande, NJ)

HEALTHY THYMES MARKET (Vernon, NJ)

MOM'S ORGANICS CHERRY HILL (Cherry Hill, NJ)

NATURAL FOODS GENERAL STORE (Tom's River, NJ)

OLIVE MAY NATURAL FOODS (East Orange, NJ)

SUSSEX COUNTY FOOD CO-OP (Newton, NJ)

WHOLE EARTH CENTER (Princeton, NJ)

NEW YORK

A MATTER OF HEALTH, INC. (NYC, NY)

A MATTER OF HEALTH NANUET (NANUET, NY)

COOPERSTOWN NATURAL FOODS (Cooperstown, NY)

FOUR SEASONS NATURAL FOODS (Saratoga Springs, NY)

THE HEALTH NUTS (NYC, NY)

KALUSTYAN'S (NYC, NY)

MAKINAJIAN POULTRY FARM & COUNTRY STORE (Huntington, NY)

MOTHER EARTH'S STOREHOUSE (Poughkeepsie, NY)

NATURAL FRONTIER MARKET (Brooklyn, NY)

NATURAL FRONTIER MARKET (Long Island City, NY)

THE NATURAL GREEN MARKET @ 16TH & 3RD (NYC, NY)

THE NATURAL GREEN MARKET @ 25TH & 3RD (NYC, NY)

WESTERLY NATURAL MARKET (NYC, NY)

PENNSYLVANIA

COMMUNITY NATURAL FOOD STORE (New Holland, PA)

EAST END FOOD COOP (Pittsburgh, PA)

ECHO HILL COUNTRY STORE (Fleetwood, PA)

FIREFLY CAFE AND OUTPOST (Boyertown, PA)

MARTINDALE'S NATURAL MARKET (Springfield, PA)

MOM'S ORGANICS BRYN MAWR (Bryn Mawr, PA)

MOM'S ORGANICS CENTER CITY (Philadelphia, PA)

QUEEN'S NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS (Allentown, PA)

TODAY'S MARKET (Oakmont, PA)

PUERTO RICO

BIO SHACK (San Juan, PR)

RHODE ISLAND

BELMONT MARKET (Wakefield, RI)

VERMONT

HUNGER MOUNTAIN CO-OP (Montpellier, VT) 

THE KITCHEN STORE AT JK ADAMS (Dorset, VT)

MIDDLEBURY NATURAL FOODS CO-OP (Middlebury, VT)

NATURAL PROVISIONS MARKET & DELI (Williston, VT)

SWEET CLOVER MARKET (Essex, VT)

VIRGINIA

MOM'S ORGANICS ALEXANDRIA (Alexandria, VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS MERRIFIELD (Fairfax. VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS ARLINGTON (Arlington, VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS HERNDON (Herndon, VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS WOODBRIDGE (Woodbridge, VA)

WASHINGTON, D.C.

MOM'S ORGANICS IVY CITY (Washington, D.C.)


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