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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!
We are looking forward to spring to arrive, but to get us through the coldest New England months, we daydream about what to plant in our gardens. What are you planning on planting this year? #gardening
These travelers are the perfect little gift – nothing says I love you more than a little bit of the most delicious salt in the world!
It’s a labor of love, that’s for sure as you can see Curtis raking the salt this past summer!
Perfect for everyday use, and easy traveling companions. These glass containers are topped with sustainably farmed cork contain 2.5 oz. of 100% natural Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt, Premium or blend. Better than a bottle of wine or bread, the Hostess is a lovely gift to a new homeowner or to the “Hostess-with-the-Mostest”.
Salt Brine Crystals that will eventually turn into the Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt you know and love. Time is key in our work and we don’t like to rush it!
It’s #TastyTuesday and starting today we will be sharing a delicious recipe with you every Tuesday that showcases one of our salts! Today we are starting with this gorgeous shakshuka, made with our Turmeric, Cranberry, and White Pepper blend.
MV Sea Salt Shakshuka
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tomato, chopped
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric, Cranberry, and White Pepper blend, plus more to serve
1 tablespoon feta cheese
Cilantro and toast, to serve
In a small saucepan, heat olive oil and saute tomato, pepper, and onion until soften. Add tomato paste and sea salt blend, and cook until it becomes saucy.
Crack two eggs into mixture, reduce heat and cover. Cook until eggs are your desired doneness.
Top with feta cheese, cilantro, and MV Sea Salt Turmeric, Cranberry, and White Pepper blend. Serve with toast immediately.
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