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Making Salt from Sunshine (and a little manpower)

Feb 1, 2013

Credit Elspeth Hay

Two Skidmore College students started the Wellfleet Sea Salt Company with a simple proposition: let the sun do most of the work. On the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay explores the process and offers a delicious custard recipe for enjoying the results. How barebones is the salt-making operation? Seawater is evaporated within floating greenhouses, and the resulting crystals are crushed with a wine bottle. 

Audio is posted above. 

Find out more, and get the recipe for Dark Chocolate Custard with Wellfleet Sea Salt on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.