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The crowd admires kelp-inspired art and products.
Kelp took center stage on Friday night at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s Peconic tasting room.
The brewery and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program came together to present Kelp Art + Awareness event, which featured a limited-release kelp beer and kelp-inspired art and products.
More than 13 East End artists and vendors displayed work that incorporates grains and images of sugar kelp blades. Cornell Cooperative Extension had challenged local artists and vendors to create kelp-inspired products, which were available purchase at the event, as a way to raise awareness of Cornell’s pilot program growing kelp in the bays.
Vendors included Life is Grruff All Natural Dog Treats, Nauti Gal Soaps, Dirty Mermaid Beauty, Mana Made Jewelry, and more.
The brewery also poured its limited release of Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s Sea Farm Salted Caramel Porter, brewed with locally-grown sugar kelp donated by the Cornell.