Ocean Spray Cranberries Announces Collaboration With Atlantic Sea Farms; Katy Galle and Briana Warner Discuss
BOSTON, MA - Ocean Spray Cranberries has revealed an exciting new expansion to its functional product and ingredients portfolio, this time in the form of a sustainably grown kelp product. Ocean Spray has forged a new partnership with kelp aquaculture company Atlantic Sea Farms, in which the supplier will utilize Ocean Spray’s cranberries in its Cranberry Kelp Cubes.
“Through this ingredients collaboration with Atlantic Sea Farms for use of Cranberry Kelp Cubes, Ocean Spray is able to align itself with a company that is living at the forefront of sustainability and innovation, prioritizing family-farmed products and innovation all while expanding opportunities for Maine’s fishing communities,” said Katy Galle, Senior Vice President of Research, Development, and Sustainability at Ocean Spray Cranberries. “We are excited to bring attention to the significance of regenerative farming, mutually believing good food should do good, and we are dedicated to increasing transparency and sustainability within the food system while creating ‘craveable’ and innovative products.”
Featuring kelp purée, cranberry purée, and cranberry seeds, the Cranberry Kelp Cubes uniquely combine two powerful superfoods that come from regenerative farming practices, allowing shoppers to enhance their everyday diet and enjoy the health benefits of the nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, non-GMO, family-farmed ingredients.
As explained in a press release, Atlantic Sea Farms’ kelp is fresh, never dyed, and sustainably grown at home in the clean cold waters of Maine. By developing products made from sustainably farmed sea greens, the company is dedicated to making a powerful and positive impact on the health of both customers and the oceans.
“We work with Maine fishermen to grow kelp in their off-season as a climate change adaption and mitigation strategy. By making tasty, healthy, easy-to-use fresh kelp products, we are helping to create a new and climate-friendly industry in the United States. We are proud to partner with Ocean Spray—a company that also puts their community of family farms, and the health and wellness of their customers and the planet, first,” said Briana Warner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Sea Farms.
Cranberry Kelp Cubes are currently available in all Sprouts Farmers Market stores at $7.49 SRP.
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