2019 panelist




Mermaid Fare Inc. is a company specializing in the commercialization of wild and cultivated sea vegetables from the Atlantic Canadian Maritime Provinces. The company mission is creating innovative seaweed products that assist in the health of humans and our planet through sustainable and environmentally friendly processing methods – offering manufacturers and consumers healthy alternatives to food and ingredient choices. Mermaid Fare Inc. has become a trusted brand for high value retail, food service, and functional ingredient products specializing in brown and red seaweed species.

Taylor Widrig created Mermaid Fare in July 2013 with a background in culinary arts, recipe development, and health & wellness. Prior to starting Mermaid Fare Taylor worked in the private yachting industry as a yacht chef throughout the USA, Caribbean, and Mediterranean before attending the Living Light Culinary Institute in California and the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC in 2013, and then returning to her native home of Nova Scotia to launch Mermaid Fare. Taylor has visited commercial seaweed operations abroad in the USA, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and is active within the industry in advocating for increased awareness of sea vegetables as a secure and sustainable food source in Canada.