Local Food Report
11:26 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Making Salt from Sunshine (and a Little Manpower)

"Making Sea Salt," The Local Food Report, by Elspeth Hay
Credit Elspeth Hay

Two Skidmore College students started the Wellfleet Sea Salt Company with a simple proposition: let the sun do most of the work. On the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay explores the process and offers a delicious custard recipe for enjoying the results. How barebones is the salt-making operation? Seawater is evaporated within floating greenhouses, and the resulting crystals are crushed with a wine bottle. 

UPDATE: This report aired last January 2013.

 Zak and Hope graduated from Skidmore last May and are now working year round producing sea salt in Wellfleet. 

Find out more, and get the recipe for Dark Chocolate Custard with Wellfleet Sea Salt on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.