Bacon of the Sea: Oregon Dulse | Tasty Solutions

June 9, 2022

Connecting an seaweed growers to the tourism industry.

Join hosts Jane Connelly and Arica Sears as they meet with Alanna Kieffer, a professional seaweed farmer at Oregon Dulse. In this episode, Alanna delves into the sustainable and nutritional benefits of modern seaweed farming and how it has the potential to attract and educate visitors on the Oregon Coast. The unique Oregon Dulse is already making a splash at local farmer’s markets, found on restaurant menus, and even used in a locally made beer! The question explored is, “Are sustainable food products drivers for local economic and tourism development?” Listen to find out!

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Jane Connelly & Arica Sears

Jane Connelly is a culinary tourism activator and all around bon vivant. Jane strives to preserve and promote local foodways and culinary heritage through the development of community based tourism and to open people’s eyes to the wonders of the world’s gastronomy while observing and preserving culture, customs and the planet. Arica Sears is a destination management aficionado and social steward. She supports coastal ecosystems, cultural heritage and local identities by aligning community priorities with tourism opportunities while also encouraging moonshot goals and out-of-the-box thinking from the tourism industry.