Penobscot Marine Museum presents "Cooking with Sea Veggies" with Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Co. Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m.

Participants will explore the culinary possibilities of Maine’s native sea vegetables and will prepare several dishes using local seaweed. The program, which takes place on the museum campus, is free and open to the public.

Cooking with Sea Veggies continues the conversation begun last summer at Maine Marine Fare about what we take from and eat from the sea off the Maine coast.

Woodcock will work with participants to distinguish different seaweed and to learn the uses of each as well as how the seaweeds are harvested, and their culinary, ecological, and economic importance.

Micah Woodcock is the owner/operator of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Co., a small business working to sustainably hand-harvest sea vegetables in Penobscot Bay since 2010. Woodcock’s harvesting operation is based on a remote island 7 miles off Stonington, where the strong currents, active surf, and full exposure to the force of the open ocean have allowed these seaweeds to thrive for millennia.

For more information or to reserve your space, call Penobscot Marine Museum at 548-2529.