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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
Did you know you can always find us on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon at the West Tisbury Farmers Market, aka the oldest, largest, and finest open air market on island! @westtisburyfarmersmarket
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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!
Recently at a networking meeting, we sat these crispy arancini served at the @harborviewhotel and we thought it was a genius idea to serve them in the same rice it was made with! What do you think of this foodie idea? @ChefMartineau #FoodIdea
Have you stopped by @myxmarket_mv this week? They carry so many incredible products, both local and national, but all eco-friendly and incredible! We’re excited to be stocked in this new market in Edgartown, make sure to check them out (between the Newes Pub and the Kelley House). #Edgartown
The perfect travel souvenir: our traveler sea salt! Pick them up at the @harborsideinn in Edgartown this season – huge thanks to them for supporting us and carrying our salts in their lobby! #Edgartown
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