Be part of Grenadine Sea Salt's work bringing jobs, water, tourism, pride and salt to the community
Join us both in supporting black-led sustainable agriculture - 50% of sales of Grenadine Sea Salt will go to Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York
Crispy crystals diverse as zooplankton. The flavor is the whiff of juicy saltiness you taste when a wave crashes over you. Thinking about it another way: if a family of pop rocks were throwing a bounce-house party salt on its popcorn, this would be the salt.
Sprinkle with wild abandon on prawn kebabs dipped in butter. Crispy fried plantains. Curried chicken salad. Salad of papaya, mint, lime. Desserts of every stripe (think chocolate and caramel!) Very few cocktails out there would hold it against you if you used Grenadine "Wild" sea salt on them!
Grenadine Sea Salt is formed and harvested from the ocean waters of Bequia, a small island in the Grenadine chain off of the coast of Venezuela. Stepping off the plane, smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, mango, coconut and coffee will fill your nose--all things farmed locally around the islands.
Buried within the lush jungle you will find a small salt farm, run out of a restored 18th century mill previously used for producing sugar, indigo, arrowroot, and cassava. Grenadine Sea Salt was founded by Jerry Simpson. Like so many modern comers to the ancient trades, Jerry is a renaissance man--chef, film director, inventor, and artist. After falling in love with the island and culture of Bequia he moved there full time to fully commit himself to the creation of unique and sustainable salt blends.
Rather than opting for industrial evaporation methods used by the large-scale operations, Grenadine Sea Salt is made similarly to how it organically arises in nature: salt crystals are formed by allowing the sun to naturally evaporate sea water that’s poured into their handmade, wooden stills.
This leaves behind many healthy minerals which are typically lost from industrial methods of mass producing salt as well as ensuring a more nuanced flavor suitable for culinary masterpieces.
In the Grenadine Islands
Committed to embracing and preserving the island's culture and the lush nature of the island, Grenadine Sea Salt farms exclusively with sustainable methods. The farm also provides the fresh drinking water made through this process to the surrounding community as it is sometimes in short supply on the island. The salt farm, and one other fishery, are the only places offering year round employment on the island.
Grenadine's Elizabeth Watt says, “Our intention has been to build a team of people who are truly invested in the work we’re doing here and bring positive energy to the workplace, as well as generate excitement throughout the local community for what we're creating here. Our company tagline is #Sprinklethelove, and that is truly our mission, every day, through training, mentoring, encouraging and expanding our team's horizons.”
In addition to sharing our own vision for a more connected and human global market, much like us, Grenadine Sea Salt wants to make every kitchen a place of experimentation, fun, and flavor through salt!
Supporting our Community with Soul Fire Farm
Together with you, Grenadine Sea Salt, and Bitterman Salt Co., we are donating 50% of sales of each Grenadine Sea Salt jar directly to Soul Fire Farm.
Soul Fire Farm is a community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. Up in Grafton, New York, they raise and distribute food as a means to end food entrenched inequities in the food system and reclaim the fundamental human right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. The BIPOC-centered organization (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) brings diverse communities together to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice. They are also training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.