We’re lucky to be here in Maine, surrounded by pristine ocean and part of a storied seafood economy. The generations of fishermen that came before our small company have established our home state as an international leader in ocean-borne foods, something that strengthens the brand and expands the opportunities for so many younger companies today. For that, we’re incredibly thankful.
To give back, we’re thrilled to be joining our friends at Rugged Seas and 1% for the Planet by donating 2% of our sales to support local fisherman and the improvement of ocean health through the restoration of kelp forests, mangroves, and coral reefs around the globe.
1% FOR THE FISHERMEN
Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance
1% FOR THE PLANET
Clean Energy and Limited Plastic.
In addition to producing salt using only the sun to evaporate ocean water, we've begun removing plastic from our packaging and are on track to achieve our goal of plastic free packaging in early 2023. Minimizing the waste our company produces, both in material and energy usage, is one of our highest priorities.
Worked by the sun.
From late spring to early autumn - when the sun is warmest - the ocean water in the evaporation houses heats rapidly. Following an ancient French method, the water is evaporated in stages, resulting in a beautiful finishing salt that retains trace minerals from the wild Atlantic Ocean. The final product boasts a unique flavor and a delicate crystal that changes depending on the weather and season when it was made.
Water gathered at sea.
We start with cold, pure Atlantic Ocean water drawn from the Gulf of Maine, a body of water known for its extreme tides and incredible bio-diversity. It is filtered, and delivered to the evaporation houses where it is ultimately reduced to crystals using the passive energy of the sun.
Prepared for you.
Packing pure sea salt isn't as straight forward as you might think. Once the sun has done the work of the bulk evaporation, we follow a time-tested method to leave behind unwanted minerals and most of the moisture. It’s a bit of science and a bit of art! We then grade the salt for size, crystal shape, and purity before packing it for you.