Throwback Thursday! Last month we took a MilkMade field-trip out to Long Island to visit our partners at Amagansett Sea Salt Co. Today, we’re detailing that adventure and sharing it with y’all.
Amagansett Sea Salt was founded by husband and wife team, Natalie and Steven in 2011. They believe in the same method we do: crafting their product in small batches by hand to ensure the best tasting, highest quality product. And just like us, they don’t take a break for the winter. Year round, these salt makers take daily trips to the ocean and collect sea water, bucket by bucket. 40 gallons a day, to be exact.
(image courtesy of Amagansett Sea Salt)
Steven pours the water in shallow layers into hundreds of buckets set up in small huts. Shielded from most of the elements by mesh coverings, the sun beats down on the huts and evaporates the water, leaving behind salt crystals. Steven carefully scrapes the salt, transfers them into new bins and takes them to a small greenhouse where they can finish drying.
Once all the water is evaporated, large mounds of salt are left to sit on Steven’s DIY sieve and sifted to remove any non-salt particles. Finally, the salt takes its turn through a handmade grinder - another one of Steven’s DIY projects - to get the salt down to shakeable proportions. We told you this stuff was handcrafted!