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124 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
United States


Each water harvest requires we row out to find the best salt blooms off the coast of Marblehead.

Our salt is made according to a 1,600-year-old process perfected by monks of Mount Athos, yet prepared using local sea water from the Marblehead coast North of Boston.

We are one of the few salterns on the East Coast of the United States and the only one that uses ancient, monastic saltern methods.

Unlike mass produced salts, ours benefit from a seasonality and vintage that can only occur with small batch salts. Autumn, winter, spring and summer salts are unique in that they have distinct algal, current and saline bloom signatures.

We can also vary the minerality and the salinity within a certain tolerance for our more demanding customers providing a bespoke saline experience.

You may also notice the live taste quality and delicate crystalline structure of our fresh salt that melts right on contact. Because of the freshness of our salt, you can also use less of it which makes it perfect for those looking to cut down on their salt consumption.



The Bag - Man's Other Best Friend

The last of a stash of World War II Swiss leather mule saddlebags.  We haven't done much.  We didn’t need to.  These are all hand-made by Swiss master saddlers when saddle making was a middle-class profession.  If you look at the back of the bag (in the upper middle) you can see the each saddlers’ maker’s mark stamped into the leather.  There is variation: some have copper rivets, some steel.  Who knows where each bag has been.  Who knows what action they have seen.  Production lasted from 1937 until 1945 so each bag is at least 70 years old and still useful — the two digit number on the back tells you the year it was made.  You’ll also see a Swiss cross stamp.  They scream quality.

There are only 25 of these bags and when they are gone I have no idea if I will be able to find more.  So as they say, "Get 'em while they last!"

There is enough fat and oil in the leather so its still supple — and a real danger to white clothes! — until the leather naturally polishes itself from daily use.  You could probably buff it with a terry cloth towel if you like.  I didn’t.  It made a real mess of a white shirt.  A month later my white shirts were safe, after a year it's got that shiny patina from being well used.

Sign of a happy bag.