or call for directions.
For harvesting equipment, bring a sharp knife to cut the seaweed, Warm clothes, foot wear that helps you stay safe in tide pools, paper and pen for notes, dry footwear, water to drink, a natural offering of beauty for the spirit of the ocean, a backpack or such to carry your personal items.
John and Barbara practice and teach harmonious seaweed wildcrafting, attuned to the spirits of the elements and the human community.
We are looking forward to celebrating with you our 36th year of Wildcrafting the Beautiful, Wild Seaweeds that grow along the clean, wild, nutrient rich waters off the Mendocino Coast. Our Seaweed dance of love and peace.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support over the years.
Wishing you good health and happiness, Love, Barbara and John
Since 1980 we've operated the Mendocino
Sea Vegetable Company providing quality wildcrafted sea vegetables
and information. If you can't find what you want to know about edible wild seaweed
here, email us, or phone or
write us: PO Box 455, Philo, Ca 95466 Phone: (707) 895-2996
"Sea vegetables" are seaweed, marine algae, which are not only edible
but actually beautiful and delectable. Packed with nutritional and
healing properties needed now as never before, sea vegetables are rapidly
moving from Asian cultures, where for centuries they have been regarded
as food for kings and gods, into the natural healing foods and even gourmet cuisine
markets of the Western world.
If you want to see our Current Price
List , click here for a list of the wild seaweeds we harvest, dry,
and ship anywhere in the world.
Our 32 page booklet "Sea Vegetable Gourmet Cookbook and Foragers
Guide" written in 1987 is still available, while John and I are writing
our new Wild Sea Vegetable Cook book and harvesting guide. It will contain
the wild sea vegetables of the world's temperate oceans, along with complete
nutritional information on wild sea vegetables and new & exciting recipes including
preparing sea vegetables 'in the raw' & healthy fermenting.
Click here for Sea Vegetable Book Ordering
Dulse Wildcrafting with Devotional Love: John Banks of White Head Island
White Head Island Dulse, wildcrafted with devotional love by John Banks, is the very
best North Atlantic Dulse John and Barbara Stephens-Lewallen observed on our September,
2006 “Wild Seaweed Safari” to coastal Northern Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
We are honored to offer White Head Island Dulse to Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company customers.
Tsukigase Health Green Tea
Tsukigase Health Green Tea is a Japanese green tea of unsurpassed quality
and taste. Probably you have never tasted green tea as good as these
tender young leaves from a family-tended tea garden in an ancient Japanese
village. Lovingly grown by the Iwata Family without agricultural
chemicals, Tsukigase Health Green Tea is certified organic by the Government
of Nara Prefecture, Japan.
Many Americans are now aware that green tea is a health-giving, mildly
stimulating drink. Yet it is difficult to find green tea that is
both organic and good-tasting. Now, in limited quantity, we can bring
you the best from the Japanese organic farming movement. Click
to visit the Iwatas in their Tsukigase Health Tea Garden.
Click here to access Other
sites of Interest: The Worldwide Seaweed Net . Thanks to Professor
Mike Guiry of the University of Ireland at Galway, we're connected with
marine algae/seaweed/sea vegetable information from around the planet Earth.
Now come with us to explore harvesting and cooking with a wild sea vegetable.
Click here to visit either the White Head Island
Dulse or the kombu (laminaria digitata & setchelli)
of both coasts of North America.
Check out Recipes
for some of our favorite sea vegetable cooking concepts.
Ocean Protection is part of the
Lewallens' life with seaweed. You can help keep the sacred sea vegetable
Family Life in the
Tidepools offers my late wife Eleanor's writing as a mother, ocean protection activist,
and seaweed harvester.
A Healing Food for
our Era presents some of John's writings on sea vegetables.
We'd love to hear from you. Please drop us a quick email
note with your responses to our website!