Friday, September 6, 2013

Harvesting the Salt of Our Bay

A few months ago I drove over to the salt house at Carmel Valley Ranch. Bob Kirkland of The Monterey Bay Salt Company invited me to visit, showed me around, explained how he collects deep-sea water and evaporates it in solar greenhouses until flakes of salt form and can be harvested, and gave me some samples of his salt to try.

I'll detail his process more when I write a piece for WE Cooperative's newsletter! But I cooked with one of his salt-spice blends tonight, so I figured I'd share some photos of the salt being harvested.

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