Giveaway Monday – Seaweed from Maine Seaweed


This week’s giveaway will have 4 winners! Larch Hanson aka the Seaweed Man of Maine Seaweed LLC has generously donated some of his lovely seaweed to give away to 4 lucky winners! Winners will be selected to win one of the following 4 packages of seaweed: Longicruris Kelp, Alaria, Digitata Kelp or the Soup Mix blend. Opening up a bag of his amazing seaweed invites the ocean right into your home as the fresh, salty smells drift in. So fresh you can almost feel the seaspray!

Maine Seaweed LLC is a family owned business on the coast of Maine, 25 miles northeast of Acadia National Park, located on quiet Gouldsboro Bay. They hand harvest and dry Atlantic seaweeds and sea vegetables. Larch, the founder, has stayed at the work for four decades. He takes apprentices and educates customers. People are welcome to visit with him, help harvest seaweed and learn all about the seaweed way of life.

Be sure to swing by his website to see his large gallery of pictures of his seaweed harvests, watch some videos and grab some great recipes for using seaweed and kelp as well!

Larch has a fanpage on facebook, you can swing by and ‘like’ him if you’re so inclined.

To sign up for your chance to win, leave a comment below. For additional chances you can leave an extra comment each time you do one of the following:

-blogging about it

-telling me which selection of seaweed you would most like from his store

-Facebook/Myspace/Tweet about it

-follow Herbal Roots on Twitter

Sign up by Friday, January 6, 2012 and I’ll announce the winner by Sunday, January 8, 2012. Good luck!

All photos by Larch Hanson,

128 Responses to “Giveaway Monday – Seaweed from Maine Seaweed”

  1. 1

    NumNum!!! OH, how I love seaweed! Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. 2

    Oh! And I think I would want the Dulse the most. I love eating it straight out of the bag. So do my kids, which is great, since they won’t eat many other veggies!

  3. 3

    The variety pack sounds the best since my only experience with seaweed is in sushi.

  4. 4

    I am a Kelp girl myself! What a great giveaway!

  5. 5

    Ooo, I would love to try the soup mix blend!

  6. 6

    i love dulse and kelp. check out the great video did on him on their website or his!

  7. 7

    Wow, how wonderful!

  8. 8

    I would love to have some bladder wrack for thyroid support.

  9. 9
    Éléonore Poirier

    My mom sprinkles dried nori, kelp and dulse on fish dishes. I love the colors and taste!

    I find the kelp chips too strong for my taste though but I do like my nori rolls.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  10. 10

    Yum! Please enter me into this giveaway!

  11. 11

    I’d most like to try the soup mix. Super-convenient, and it’s definitely the right time of year for soups!

  12. 12

    Following you on twitter! (As VaguelyBohemian)

  13. 13

    Retweeted the giveaway, too :)

  14. 14

    Would love to win some of this!!

  15. 15

    I would like to try the Dulse from his store. That sounds wonderful!

  16. 16

    Already follow Herbal Roots on Twitter!

  17. 17

    I have to embarrassedly admit that the only seaweed I have ever had is what wraps around my sushi. I actually got last months RootZine on cloves and have a huge bag of cloves that I an going to do all the crafts with. But I was going to wait to get my annual subscription because of my lack of knowledge on this amazing…. plant? I was going to read your blog daily to try to get some kelp info. :) So I guess I would love to have ANYTHING! It may become a great part of my new all natural/herbal diet for my family. :)

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  19. 19

    Just blogged on my website at

  20. 20
    Katy Ravensong

    I’ve never tried seaweed but I would love to.

  21. 21

    What a great giveaway! I keep reading about the wonderful benefits of seaweed, and am eager to try it out.

  22. 22

    Since I’m a seaweed newbie, the Variety pack sounds ideally suited to me. :-)

  23. 23
    Shannon Wallace

    I would love to try my hand at cooking with seaweed! :) Great giveaway, and I look forward to reading about the recipes.

  24. 24

    I love seaweed. And have been adding it to my families diet!

  25. 25
    Blanca T Aviles

    Such wonderful medicine food – seaweed! I would sooo love to try the soup mix and anticipating that it will be a new and welcome regular addition on my table.

  26. 26

    Oh my Thyriod will love it!

  27. 27
    Blanca T Aviles

    I will work on figuring out how to follow Roots Zine on Twitter for a chance to savor this seaweed!

  28. 28
    sherrie perkins

    I would like to try your variety pack that you are so generously offering. Amazing pictures and information. Thank you for this opportunity. (I have bee reading a lot about bio fuel/kelp articles extremely interesting) sherrie

  29. 29

    I’ve been wanting to try seaweed from this company. What a nice giveaway!

  30. 30

    My dog and Both have Kelp in our diet would love to try a new brand.Thanks so much for your giveaways..

  31. 31

    I would love a chance to win! Thank you!

  32. 32

    The soup mix blend sounds great!

  33. 33
    Mendy Williams

    MMMMmmmm! I love seaweed! Would love to receive the variety pack.

  34. 34

    Great give a way….I would love to win any of them, but the soup mix sounds so yummy !!!!!!!!!!!

  35. 35

    Mmm I love using seaweed in homemade egg drop soup, makes it such a nourishing dish!

  36. 36

    I’ve never tried seaweed but have been reading about it a lot and am looking forward to the experience.

  37. 37

    A seawed giveaway is my 16 yr. old son’s dream. He used to eat several sheets of roasted nori first thing in the morning!
    I also love many types of seaweed. We would most likely pick the dulse or the family pack.

  38. 38

    Seaweed is great, I would enjoy winning any of these, thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

  39. 39

    The trip to the seaweed place and watching the video was delightful. The sounds of the sea was soothing to me but I may have been knocked down if I were there since my balance is not as good as it once was. would love to be a winner of any variety of seaweed. Thank you for the opportunity. the information was new to me and I may want to take a trip there next summer.

  40. 40

    I have Lupus
    This would be a vital ingredient to my present regime a natural living

  41. 41
    keisha forbes

    we would love to win some. the variety pack sounds great!

  42. 42
    Linda Perry

    I think my favorite is Dulse. I am excited about the giveaway; great website. The individual pictures are incredible.

  43. 43

    Variety pack would be a great way to learn more about the different seaweeds and how to cook with them

  44. 44

    would love to try this

  45. 45

    We would love to have some seaweed! Thanks!

  46. 46

    We would love to try seaweed at our house!

  47. 47
    Jennifer Warnick

    Our favorite in this house is dulse, however we would love to taste his other greens.

  48. 48

    Hello! I’ve been disabled since 1997. Along with my years-old problems some new intense pain has developed. I recently found out it’s from my hips & lower spine deteriorating. I try to eat healthy but I’ve never tried seaweed. Im excited about this contest because i know seaweed’s beneficial. Thank you for the chance to enter this contest. :)

  49. 49

    I love seaweed..miss the ocean so bad..east coast west coast don’t matter. the smell of salt and the feel of seaweed in your toes..the taste in your mouth..Yummy….

  50. 50

    Yummy… i miss the ocean east/west coast it don’t matter..the salty air, the crashing waves, the feel of seaweed in your toes and the taste upon your lips..HMMM>>>

  51. 51

    Would love to try some seaweed for my thyroid!! Thank you for the contest!!!


  52. 52

    Seaweed sounds good..looking forward to trying it in the future,thanks!

  53. 53

    Twitter follower-CrystalGreene77

  54. 54

    I would like to try them all, especially Dulce

  55. 55
    Francine Gough

    I have started to add seaweed to my diet regularly now and am enjoying the various flavours and textures. A chance to try this new brand of seaweed is very exciting, thank you for the chance. Best wishes

  56. 56

    I have been wanting to add seaweed t my diet. This would be a great chance to try some out. Thanks!

  57. 57

    I would like to try the soup mix.

  58. 58

    I’ve never tried seaweed, but I’m excited to learn more. Maine is beautiful!

  59. 59
    Elliot Mitchnick


    Seeing the seaweed hanging reminded me of living in Japan.

  60. 60

    Love seaweed. A little kombu in my soups and eat a little kelp frond for a snack every morning.

  61. 61

    Awesome…I shared on FB!

  62. 62

    Oh and I’d love the soup mix!!

  63. 63

    Love his seaweed! Could use some more!

  64. 64

    Would love the Family Pack selection from his store.

  65. 65

    Thank you for the offer. I would love to use these samples to introduce my patients to the wonderful medicine of seaweed.

  66. 66

    I would love to use these samples to introduce the wonders of seaweed as medicine to my patients.

  67. 67

    I also tweeted about the giveaway.

  68. 68

    I also follow Herbal Roots on Twitter.

  69. 69

    we would love any natives to the Atlantic coast who now live in northern Ohio the salty scent of the sea is most appreciated. I am following you on twitter too!

  70. 70

    I luv seaweed!! yum, yum! My favorite is wakame,

  71. 71
    Monique B.

    Would love to try the Soup Mix or a Variety Pack since I am still learning about seaweed and which ones I like! Thank you for this great giveaway!! :-)

  72. 72
    Barb Kelly

    would love to try the soup mix-love the wonderful taste!

  73. 73

    What a wonderful website they have. The Family Pack looks wonderful.

  74. 74

    I reTweeted about this.

  75. 75

    I posted about this on Facebook!

  76. 76

    I also blogged about this.

  77. 77

    I would love the Family Pack. What a great variety.

  78. 78

    I Tweeted about this

  79. 79

    I made a post about this on Facebook

  80. 80

    Blogged about this wonderful giveaway

  81. 81

    Family Pack, definitely!

  82. 82

    I tweeted about this

  83. 83

    Posted on my facebook page

  84. 84

    Blogged about this

  85. 85

    OMGoodness!!! I grew up in massachusetts and i HATED this stuff as a kid — not cuz of the flavor, but because it was always in the WAY when i was trying to play in the surf!!! when i saw the very first picture of the seaweed and then the pic of the seaweed man and all that seaweed hanging, what memories it brought back! 45 year old memories!!! HEHE if i had known then what i could have done with it … WOW!!!!!

  86. 86

    I love seaweed. Nothing better than to get it straight from the source 😀

  87. 87

    That Family Pack!

  88. 88

    I posted about this on Facebook

  89. 89

    I did a post about this on my blog.

  90. 90

    I follow you on twitter

  91. 91

    Seaweed is so wonderful!

  92. 92

    I want to add seaweed to my family’s diet.

  93. 93

    The Family Pack would be an ideal starting point.

  94. 94

    I have never been able to eat seaweed or sea vegetables. But everything I’ve been reading about it, it’s time to give it an honest try. Thanks for everything you do.

  95. 95

    I’d be interested in seaweed from Maine.I didn’t know it was available from the Atlantic.
    Soup mix sounds yummy.Looking forward to trying it. It’s nice to throw some good for you
    sea greens in the pot.

  96. 96

    I follow you on twitter. (and LOVE Maine Seaweed!)

  97. 97

    I would most like the family pack from his website!!

  98. 98

    I just looked at the video and the harvest of this wonderful natural product. Very nice video and recipes. Please put me in for the give away. Thank you.

  99. 99

    I tweeted this yummy offer! :) @mamaverse

  100. 100

    I just facebooked this on my page (Skin Care for your Soul). Larch’s seaweed looks divine!

  101. 101

    Thank you for the opportunity to win! I would love to try the kelp! Blessings!

  102. 102

    I love any kind of sea. It’s a great alternative for using regular table salt, and yes it supports the thyroid.

  103. 103

    Oopps That would be seaweed. See how excited I am?

  104. 104

    looks amazing!

  105. 105

    I would love the soup mix. I love soup ANY time of the year. It never gets too hot or too cold for good soup. Thank you.

  106. 106

    I would love to win this! We love nori in sushi but I’m interested in learning other ways to use it as well. The soup mix sounds especially interesting. My sons have watched the harvesting videos a couple of times and this has prompted us to start looking into types of seaweed. Thank you :)

  107. 107

    Would love to win!

  108. 108
    Joy Verning

    Kristine, I enjoyed the website where it shows how the seaweed is gathered from the sea’s of Maine, and I also enjoyed reading the healthy info on how the different seaweeds can be made up into delicious recipe’s. Eventually, I would like to try all the different types of seaweed, and I would like to experienment with both the raw and cooked recipes. I found this website very enlightening and interesting. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

  109. 109

    My kids and I love seaweed.

  110. 110

    The soup mix sounds yummy

  111. 111
    Barb Atkinson

    How fun it would be to SWIM through the underwater seaweed forest, …. and then eat some!
    Thanks for the oppotunity to win this delicious, little-appreciated, magically-packed-full-o’-goodness, health-food “wonder plant”!

    Barb (Casper, WY — where we have NO seaweed, …except during the Cretaceous Period!)

  112. 112
    jodi pursifull

    this would be a great blessing to have, thanks for the offer!

  113. 113

    Very unusual treat, would love to try this. thank you for the opportunity! I love soup, so that is the one I am most curious about.

  114. 114

    The multipack would be the best way to find out if/how much I like seaweed…
    Would enjoy adding a NEW food item!

  115. 115

    We eat seaweed with all of our meat dishes. My fam doesn’t even notice that it’s there! Yummy stuff, helps with the background flavoring of everything!

  116. 116

    Yummy I will have to share with my Step daughter. Love your web site.:)

  117. 117

    Never tried or used seaweed before. I would really like to try. Great idea and giveaway.

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  119. 119

    Would love to try his kelp! Sounds like a wonderful product!

  120. 120

    Favorites from his site look like they’d be the Bladderwrack, the family pack, and the soup pack :)

  121. 121

    We shared this article on Facebook — I know a lot of friends/family will be very excited to try this wonderful product! Thanks for the recommendation :)

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    Éléonore Poirier

    The seaweed that I think is prettiest is the digitata. It looks like beautiful bronze ribbons!

  123. 123
    Éléonore Poirier

    The Variety pack is what I would choose as you can sample many different seaweeds. And the soup pack sounds so tasty!

  124. 124
    Monica Hendricks

    I have never tried seaweed of any type and know little about it. This would be an excellent way to begin learning about it.

  125. 125

    Sounds good:)

  126. 126

    I Love the product’s at Maine Seaweed, they always taste so fresh, I love there dulce, the soup mix and the multi- pack sounds wonderful… thank you so much, what a great giveaway!!!!!

  127. 127

    good luck to all!

    momma needs a new bag o’ seaweed!

  128. 128

    YAY seaweed!!!

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