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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!
If you’re looking for the perfect foodie shop on Martha’s Vineyard, may we recommend @lerouxkitchen in @visitvineyardhaven? We love that this shop not only carries our salts, but also some of the best kitchen tools you’ll need!
Happy New Year !
Captured by @ediblevineyard, a photo of Heidi doing what she does best – getting that incredible ocean water to transform into your favorite sea salt! Although it might not be as warm yet, Heidi is still hard at work creating magic behind the scenes.
Our Lemon Verbena and Dill Sea Salt Blend has so many culinary applications:⠀
sprinkled on just roasted salmon⠀
tossed in with a salad of freshly dressed greens⠀
pressed into the skin of a whole chicken⠀
seasoned into your favorite sautéed vegetables⠀
How else would you use this salt blend?
Have you been to @ghostislandfarm lately? This community supported co-op and farm stand in West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard carries our entire line of salts and we so appreciate the local support!
Never leave the house without one of our travelers with us – you never know when you’ll encounter food that just need that little MV Sea Salt sprinkle!
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