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About Us

Sea. Sun. Salt.

At Maine Salt Farm, we source and produce premium, solar evaporated Maine sea salt made using the fewest inputs possible. 

 

Maine Salt Farm has been producing hand-crafted, high quality, solar-evaporated Maine sea salt since 2015.  Our finishing salt starts as cold, clear water drawn off the coast of Maine, filtered, then solar dried in evaporation houses. Over the production process, the crystallized salt is hand turned and meticulously graded for grain size and consistency. No added anti-caking agents, no added iodine. Using only the sun, this ancient process yields a finishing salt with a pure and wild meroir.

It all starts with purpose. 

At Maine Salt Farm, we have a lifelong connection to the ocean; we live our lives on it, in it, and around it. The ocean is the ultimate provider and we have great appreciation and respect for all that it gives. We know that the modern day production, packaging, transportation, and storage of food products has an enormous resource footprint and can be taxing on ecosystems and communities. That's why we're committed to growing a sustainable food company that uses as few inputs as possible and is actively involved with the community. 

What Matters to Us

The Environment is a Stakeholder.

At Maine Salt Farm, we believe the health of our planet is up to us. That’s why we aim to bring you the best Maine sea salt imaginable using as few inputs as possible. Our salt is proudly made in evaporation houses using only the power of the sun, and nothing else. No supplemental heat from any source. This keeps the production footprint as small as it can be and gives you a product that you feel good about buying. We're also actively deplasticizing as much of our operation as possible, though there is always more to be done!

Our Community Comes First.

Maine has an incredibly deep maritime heritage, and we're humbled to be part of its storied Blue Economy. Our goal isn't just to produce the best salt products, we believe businesses can have a positive community impact too. We support fellow Maine businesses by buying services and products locally, working with purposeful companies on innovative projects intended to have a positive impact on Maine, and participating in educational experiences and events whenever we can. 

We Value Togetherness.

Let's face it, humans are much better at getting things done when we work together. That's why collaboration is a core tenet of Maine Salt Farm. We're huge fans of putting differences aside so that we can effectively work with and learn from others to improve our craft and help grow Maine's sustainable food systems. 

Meet the Team
Eliza
Rauscher
Chris 
Rauscher
Billie
Cary
Chris
Cary

Our company is family owned and run. The partners are Chris and Eliza Rauscher, who once upon a time decided to start making salt in Maine, and Chris and Billie Cary, a creative couple with extensive experience in Blue Economy development and trade. 

Beyond Maine Salt Farm, we're parents, we're surfers, we're skiers, we're chicken owners, we're food lovers, we're students, we’re community members and advocates for the planet, but at the end of the day, we're just passionate Mainers.

Growing together.

Maine Salt Farm is a proud member of the New England Ocean Cluster and is thankful to have the support of its collaborative network.