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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!
GIVEAWAY! We want to gift one of our followers, one of our Sumac, Paprika, and Garlic Sea Salt Blend – the perfect summer grilling blend, delicious on vegetables, seafood, meats, and more!⠀
To enter: follow @mvseasalt + like this post + share and tag us on your Instagram stories! That’s it! US mailing addresses only, giveaway ends Sunday. Not sponsored by Instagram. #giveaway #win #contest
Here’s a look inside our evaporator, where the sea water we collect goes to evaporate and reward our patience with some of the best sea salt you’ll ever taste!
We LOVE when chefs use our sea salt – have you checked out the new @gardeeast menu? We’re on there! #cheflove
It’s #TastyTuesday and we have a new #MVSrecipe: Salted Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Makes 12 cookies
145 grams all purpose flour
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon espresso powder
90 grams unsalted butter, sifted
135 grams dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
150 grams chocolate chips
1 tablespoon Martha’s Vineyard Premium Sea Salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder
Preheat oven to 375F. Whisk together flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and espresso powder. Set aside.
In mixer, cream together butter and sugar for ten minutes. Add egg and vanilla.
Dump in dry ingredients and chocolate chips. Mix just until incorporated.
Roll into balls and place on greased/parchment baking tray. Crush the MV Sea Salt with the espresso powder and sprinkle on top of dough balls.
Bake between 10-15 minutes, depending on size. Let cool five minutes for the perfect cookie!
All dressed up with no where to go…that’s how our travelers are feeling right now!
Can you guess the blend?
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