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

 


San Antonio, Texas is obsessed with our Spicy Seaweed Sprinkles! Now available in Central Market stores across Texas, read all about what the Lone Star State is saying about our tasty topping.

Photo courtesy of My San Antonio

Photo courtesy of My San Antonio



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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"


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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 grown in the Gulf of Maine, a body of water renowned for its nutrient-rich, cold waters, which make for ideal growing conditions. Maine is quickly becoming the largest seaweed producer of seaweeds in the United States.

SUSTAINABLE

Seaweed cultivation is a zero-input practice. It requires no arable land, no fertilizers, no extra food, and no fresh water. Growing seaweed ensures that the natural richness of the Maine coast is preserved, and that fresh water supplies are not diminished.

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. It also sequesters carbon as it grows, 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)

CONNECTICUT

BANTAM MARKET (Bantam, CT)

CHAMOMILLE NATURAL FOODS (Danbury, CT)

THE COMMON BOND MARKET (Shelton, CT)

FOODWORKS NATURAL MARKET (Old Saybrook, CT)

HIGGANUM VILLAGE MARKET (Higganum, CT)

NEW MORNING MARKET (Newbury, CT)

FLORIDA

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET (Jacksonville, FL)

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)

GOOD TERN CO-OP (Rockland, ME)

HARBOR FISH MARKET (Portland, ME)

HERITAGE SEAWEED (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) 

RISING TIDE MARKET (Damariscotta, 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)

LIVING WELL (Silver Spring, 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

ATKINS FARM COUNTRY MARKET (Amherst, MA)

BUTCHER BOY MARKET (North Andover, MA)

CAMBRIDGE NATURALS  (Cambridge, MA)

CHOICE HEALTH (Westfield, 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)

NORTHAMPTON CORNUCOPIA (Northampton, 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 (Butler, NJ)

GREEN LIFE MARKET (Morristown, NJ)

GREEN STREET MARKET (Rio Grande, NJ)

HEALTHY THYMES MARKET (Vernon, NJ)

NATURAL HEALTH (Clementon, NJ)

NATURE’S NUTRITION (Brick, 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)

FORCES OF NATURE (Brooklyn, 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)

SARATOGA NATURAL FOODS (Saratoga Springs, NY)

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

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

WESTERLY NATURAL MARKET (NYC, NY)

OHIO

TARADACTILE INC (South Point, OH)

PENNSYLVANIA

AKRON NUTRITION CENTER (Akron, PA)

BUNN’S NATURAL FOODS (Southhampton, PA)

COMMUNITY NATURAL FOOD STORE (New Holland, PA)

EAST END FOOD COOP (Pittsburgh, PA)

ECHO HILL COUNTRY STORE (Fleetwood, PA)

ESSENE MARKET & CAFE (Philadelphia, 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)

NATURE’S WAY (Easton, 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)

TEXAS

CENTRAL MARKET NORTH LAMAR (Austin, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET WESTGATE (Austin, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET LOVERS LANE (Dallas, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET MIDWAY (Dallas, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET PRESTON ROYAL (Dallas, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET FORT WORTH (Fort Worth, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET HOUSTON (Houston, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET PLANO (Plano, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio, TX)

CENTRAL MARKET SOUTHLAKE (Southlake, TX)

VERMONT

EAST WARREN COMMUNITY MARKET (Warren, VT)

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)

SPRINGFIELD FOOD COOP (Springfield, 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)

NATURAL MERCANTILE (Hamilton, VA)

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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


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