Did you know what this is? It’s our evaporator! The evaporator is totally heated by the power of the sun; it can reach over 120 degrees inside! The heat causes the water to slowly evaporate, which can take anywhere from two and one-half to 10 weeks depending on the weather (hot and dry is optimal). As the seawater evaporates, the salt is left behind, slowly turning from clear to opaque to blotchy then solid, and forming piles of crumbly crystals. #GetSaltyMV #SeaSalt #MarthasVineyard #NewEnglandEats

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