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 the vats”.

Salt was a valuable commodity. And this is a perfect opportunity for me to promote Hiedi Feldman’s salt. She creates Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt and I think it is the most beautifully packaged little gem. I have purchased several of these packages as gifts. They are the perfect size for a travel gift and also a beauty to behold for a host who invites me to their home for dinner.

 *In 1778, A British General named Charles Grey, raided Martha’s Vineyard residents and they surrendered 10,000 head of sheep and 300 oxen, as well as most of the island’s weapons.

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