New England Kelp Harvest Week

Date: All day from to


Eat & drink amazing culinary creations at many of the best restaurants in New England. Brought to you by the Sugar Kelp Cooperative 

Late April is the harvesting sweet spot for farmers in CT and RI, and this 10-day event works to synchronize kelp specials (appetizers, entrees, desserts, or cocktails) that feature locally cultivated sugar kelp in some way. The local kelp farmers get a much-needed boost in sales, the restaurants receive marketing and promotional boosts as well as a chance to work with a local sustainable ingredient, and the general public gets a chance to learn how versatile and delicious this native super food can be. 

Where to buy kelp

For those looking to cook with sugar kelp at home you can find freshly harvested sugar kelp in season (April - May) at many local places. The list below is not comprehensive but it is a great start:

  • FarmFresh RI
  • Fiddleheads Cooperative in New London CT
  • Yellow Farmhouse Farm Stand in Stonington CT
  • Mike's Organic Market, Stamford CT
  • Stonington Farmers Market 
  • Westport Farmers Market
  • City Seed Farmers Market
  • Healthy PlanEat
  • Seawell Seafood Stonington CT
  • JR Scallops Mystic CT
  • Atlantic Seafood Old Saybrook CT
  • Fjord Fish

Venues can sign up to participate here