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A Salty Tradition
Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt is the Vineyard’s first operating salt works in nearly 200 years.
Before the invention of modern-day refrigeration, salt was essential to life on Martha’s Vineyard — and throughout the colonies. Salt preserved food, made it more palatable, and was used to tan hides and pack fish for trading — all important to the Vineyard’s economy.
According to the “Dukes County Intelligencer,” the first known salt works on the Vineyard was up and running by 1778. By 1807, salt manufacturing was the island’s second largest industry.
MEET YOUR FARMERS
Chief Salty Strategist
Part geek, part farmer, and 100% able to “make meaningful conversation with wallpaper,” Heidi is co-owner with Curtis of Down Island Farm, LLC. Heidi is passionate about living local and reviving the tradition of making sea salt on Martha’s Vineyard. She draws inspiration from her entrepreneurial father, Milton Feldman (d. 2007), her mom, Joan Turits Feldman, and sisters (Sharon Rowe of ECOBAGS™ Products, Inc. and Ellen Ornato of The Bolder Company™), and from Curtis, the love of her life for 35 years.
Farming is in Curtis’s blood. Raised in the Connecticut river valley, his family farmed over 20 acres for their own use. Lucky for MV Sea Salt, he is also a master carpenter. When not working for the South Mountain Company, Curtis builds things for the house and farm – like a hoop house for edibles, renovating a cabin to serve as a barn, pens for the animals, and a wood shed. He most recently designed and built the solar evaporator.
With Heidi as taster, Curtis also develops MV Sea Salt’s flavor varieties like Oak Smoked. If it weren’t for Curtis, the world would not know about the joys of MV Smoked Oak sea salt on peanut butter!
Have you stopped into the rebranded shop @coastalsupplyco_mv?! It’s so lovely and they carry our salts! The perfect shop in Vineyard Haven for gift giving!
Need a little salty treat? Stop by @rainydaymv where they carry our travelers (pictured here) as well as our Hostess Jars!
Starting the week baking up some delicious treats ❤️ ps: our Seaglass containers are still sold out but we are working hard on getting them back online! Stay tuned!
Need a gift for a foodie in your life? Stop by @lerouxkitchen in Vineyard Haven to find our salts and so much more! From organic teas to Belgian Chocolate and of course, MV Sea Salt, we love this shop for all the delicious goodies it carries!
On this day let us never forget.
Find us at @emfm_02539, where you will find a selection of our Hostess jars, alongside their gourmet meats, prepared foods, and produce! We love the support they give local makers like ourselves. You can also find our friends @piechicks here too!
We're located at 280 Takemmy Path, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Office Phone: 508-560-3315 -|- Mobile: 508-560-3315