Interview | Vancouver Island Salt Co. November 18 2016
Where are you based?
We are based in Cobble Hill which is in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island (about 30 minutes North of Victoria).
We can't claim to 'make' sea salt, but we sure love to harvest it! We like to think of ourselves somewhere between farmers and miners in the salt world ;) Here in the Cowichan Valley we are in what is generally considered cold weather harvesting meaning we don’t really have great solar seasons. To work around this we use forced evaporation which simply put, means we boil! Each harvest takes time & patience maintaining the right conditions for each salt vat to first produce the beautiful Fleur de Sel crystals on the top, and then reach the right salinity for Sea Salt to form. Once harvested, we infuse it, smoke it, let it dry and pack it up!
Does pacific salt have specific benefits? Why are some salts better then other salts?