2. The seawater is simmered until delicate crystals of salt begin to appear on the surface, then grow and sink to form the salt bed.
1. We collect pure ocean water off the Mendocino Coast from aboard our boat, the Fair Chase. Our collection locations are carefully selected over deep undersea canyons that are known for producing strong, mineral-rich upwellings.
3. The young salt is then raked, drained and gently layered onto open evaporating pans. It is at this point that the true distinctiveness of our sea salt is shaped. Knowing exactly how much heat to gently apply at this stage of the process is an art and must be carefully monitored.
4. The result is a light crystal reminiscent of a snowflake with a crisp feel and a complete lack of coarseness or bitter aftertaste.