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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!
For Your Shower & Wedding
Oh Blueberry Honey how we love you so… Her floral notes offset the salt and it’s the perfect addition to your favorite chocolate dessert. #MarthasVineyard #SeaSalt #GetSaltyMV #NewEngland
A must on everyone’s kitchen counter, don’t you agree? #MarthasVineyard #SeaSalt #GetSaltyMV #NewEngland
Did you know you can find us at @inletwoodshole? Fully stocked and ready for all your salty adventures! #marthasvineyard #seasalt #woodshole
Lemon Verbena and Dill, oh she’s dreamy alright! MV Sea Salt Lemon Dill is a blend of OG Certified or Island grown herbs sure to please everyone. We love it on seafood, salads, and as flavoring for a quick dressing or marinade! #MarthasVineyard #SeaSalt #GetSaltyMV #NewEngland
What does the sea salt line up look like at your house? #MarthasVineyard #SeaSalt #GetSaltyMV #NewEngland
We love making naughty salted caramel with this blend – it adds a deeper flavor and color, which we love! #MarthasVineyard #SeaSalt #GetSaltyMV #NewEngland
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