In collaboration with our partner, Brothers Marketplace, we are so excited to release our newest product: our Classic Sea Salt Box! Same great sea salt — new look! The box is shelf-friendly and wonderfully presents the story of our company and our keys attributes in an appealing and digestible (pun intended) way! Isn't she fabulous!?
As our box makes its official debut, Lily, our founder, sat down with our friends at Brothers and answered some of their questions:
Tell us about yourself and how Duxbury Saltworks got its start.
A few years ago, I found myself eating a lot of sea salt. It occurred to me that it’s an incredible natural resource — the ocean is at our doorstep here, so I began to tinker with pots of evaporated salt water in my kitchen. Fast forward and two years later, Duxbury Saltworks is a household name. We’re so excited to be transforming the experience of everyday cooking and eating with our hand harvested sea salt for so many people!
Why sea salt? Are there any benefits from using sea salt?
Sea salt provides dozens of essential and trace minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, and selenium. Salt helps balance electrolytes within the body, acts as an antimicrobial to help fight off microorganisms within our bodies, and so much more. Plus, it enhances the flavor of food, naturally. Seriously, it makes everything you eat better.
When you start thinking about salt, you will quickly realize it’s in almost everything you eat — whether added or naturally occurring.
What makes your product different?
Many traditional “table salts” contain chemicals and additives, including bleach, anti-caking agents, and more. A good quality, well-textured salt, like Duxbury Saltworks Classic Sea Salt, will enhance the flavor of dishes you cook and eat in a natural way. Our salt is also handmade, a process that is in harmony with nature.
What is the process of harvesting sea salt like?
The harvesting of sea salt is the actual process of creating the salt flakes — which happens in a high touch process in our facility. We have a team of Salt Harvesters who masterfully manage our salt harvesting process (as opposed to employing a passive process such as collecting salt from a mine, or even from a solar evaporation process which results in salt rocks, not flakes).
Duxbury Saltworks’ proprietary process is a true blend of science and art. Our Salt Harvesters manage the time, temperature, and the rate at which we allow the salt flakes to form and dry. This unique process is integral to the creation of the pure, delicate fleur-de-sel style sea salt that Duxbury Saltworks is known for.
How can your product be used? Any different and unusual ways?
Our Classic Sea Salt will bring any food to life. We recommend sprinkling it during the cooking process as you would normally season your recipes. Because of its flaky texture, it's also adds a satisfying crunch to finished dishes. (Avocado toast anyone?) Our Sea Salt is also extremely tasty in baked goods, including bread and cookies. Here's a tip: a generous sprinkling of our sea salt on top of chocolate chip cookies before baking will give you an absolutely divine dessert! Many of our team members also start their mornings with a glass of lemon salt water. It can also be used in smoothies, juices, and so much more!
Our recipe collection is a great resource for cooking inspiration!
You can find our Classic Sea Salt Box in all 5 Brothers Marketplaces and other select retailers!
Grab a box today!
*Thank you to Brothers Marketplace for the interview.*