A Scrutinization of Salt

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...
Sea to Shaker on Down Island Farm

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...
Jan Buhrman’s Kitchen Porch on MV Sea Salt

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...
All-Natural Sea Salt from Vineyard Waters

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. The couple collects the salt water directly from the ocean and filters it twice to remove debris...
Seawater + Sun + Wind = Salt

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 Herald, Local Flavor

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...