Even my “100% local” meals are generally only 99.5% local as I refuse to cook without salt. And even though I live not far from the mighty Atlantic, and you would think that someone, somewhere in my general neighborhood would be producing Atlantic sea salt, I’ve been unable to find it. I bought some “Atlantic sea salt” only to find out that it was produced in Holland. I had heard of Maine Sea Salt Company, but at $10/lb plus shipping, it was a little beyond my budget, and Maine is stretching things to be considered “local.” So, I’ve had to make do with non-local sea salt……until now!!
I proudly give you: Kenyon’s Sea Salt. According to John Holbrook, of Holbrook Farm, in Bethel, CT, (where I purchased the salt today), the salt is evaporated from the ocean off the coast of Rhode Island, near Kenyon’s Grist Mill in Usquepaugh, RI, a mere 102 miles from me! You can find the salt at Holbrook Farm, or purchase it on Kenyon’s website, and it’s a bargain at $5 for a pound and a half.
Yes, it’s somewhat (OK, maybe more than somewhat) ridiculous how happy this makes me. But, WHOO HOOO!
The closest here (in the Northern Rockies) is Utah (Salt Lake). It’s kind of stretching things to call that local as well. . .