A Scrutinization of Salt

Salt! It’s the only rock we eat! That gets us into some touchy territory. Some say that salt is a major factor for high blood pressure, and some say that it’s more complicated than that. We can’t NOT eat salt, but in the grand scheme of things, are we eating more now than ever, or way less? Tweet

Sea to Shaker on Down Island Farm

Edible Vineyard Fall 2013: Salt Issue 20, Harvest 2013 By Katherine Perry, Photos by Amelia Krales You don’t just stumble on Down Island Farm. It’s not one of the rustic, Vineyard, side-of-road gems, farmstands with hand-painted signs and baskets of dewy produce, nor is it one of those elegantly sprawling fields, dotted tastefully with standing horses and resting cows behind …

Jan Buhrman’s Kitchen Porch on MV Sea Salt

I just finished an article on salt for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. I have been researching salt and I came across this quote written by Reverend James Freeman in 1809. He was referring to the economic recovery after Grey’s Raid*: “The entire island had the sun to turn ocean water into salt, helped by wind power that pumped the water into …

Massachusetts Revives The Lost Art Of Making Sea Salt

 “Look for a house, barn, paddock, barking dogs and screeching peacocks.” She forgot to mention the ram, free roaming chickens and miniature horse. But I managed to find it anyway. When I arrived, Feldman showed me her hoop house, where the island’s newest star product is growing. The 14-by-3-foot wooden box is covered by a plastic arch and filled with about …

Sea Salt Evaporator Facility at Full Production Capacity

Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts Curtis Friedman of Down Island Farm and producer of Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt (TM) announced the completion of the highly anticipated large-scale, completely off-grid saltwater evaporator in Vineyard Haven. The new evaporator, at capacity, will be filled with up to 1,000 gallons – a quantity that far exceeds the prototype evaporator capacity of 150 gallons. With partner …

All-Natural Sea Salt from Vineyard Waters

Martha’s Vineyard couple Curtis Friedman and Heidi Feldman of Tisbury are producing 100% natural salt made from Atlantic seawater. Republished from New England Boating. Tweet

Seawater + Sun + Wind = Salt

reprinted from MV Times By Gwyn McAllister June 25, 2013 In 1999, Curtis Friedman and Heidi Feldman bought property in the woods of Tisbury, determined to find another way of life for themselves. The married couple were living in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston at the time and Ms. Feldman was working in the computer and corporate education fields. …

Boston Herald, Local Flavor

Martha’s Vineyard farmers harvest sea salt KERRY J. BYRNE Published: June 19, 2013 It’s a sunny, gentle mid-June day on Martha’s Vineyard and Heidi Feldman is showing off Down Island Farm, her idyllic little corner of this postcard-picture summer resort. Rhode Island Red and black-and-white Plymouth Rock hens scatter around the yard. There are three goats, peacocks, a garden of …

MV Times: Salty Grant Shaken

May 2013 When Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt hits Island stores this summer they’ll do so with the help of the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network, which awarded the new business a $2,500 grant this week. The small business grant is given to a business person looking to expand or start a new business on the Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt was …

MV Sea Salt Reaches 20 Retail Outlet Shelves

December 1, 2013 Vineyard Haven, MA Martha’s Vineyard Down Island Farm announced via social media today that it exceeded retail outlet distribution forecasts in 2013 by more than double. Initially, Heidi Feldman and Curtis Friedman forecast 10 Martha’s Vineyard retailers would sell their 100% natural premium finish Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt but as of December 1, over 20 retailers are …