Sun-Dried & Delicious Tastesfor Those Near and Far
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
If we were to teach another salt blending demo, would you attend?
What salt would you use to top the ripest avocado? We can never decide so we switch it up from time to time!
There’s never such a thing as too much salt!
Although the sun is starting to set a little earlier each day, we still have so many amazing hours of sunshine to feed us – so make sure to get out there and get some sun on your face! #sun
Did you know you can find us at @nomansmv?! We love this new foodie spot in Oak Bluffs – have you been yet? #massachusetts #newengland #marthasvineyard #nomansmv
The Traveler Five Pack contains five* of seven varieties – seven just won’t fit – always including a Premium. Descriptions of each blend and ideal food pairings are included on the information card. Any Vineyard lover will feel kindred to Heidi & Curtis the wash-ashore selmiers whose calling is to work with the sun, sea and land to revive the Island tradition of farming salt. Each Traveler is removable from the backer board which makes them ideal for sharing!
We're located at 280 Takemmy Path, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Office Phone: 508-560-3315 -|- Mobile: 508-560-3315