The coastal town of Homer, Alaska is surrounded by glaciers, volcanoes, fields of fireweed and, of course, the sea. Alaska's untouched, extreme geography remains the birthing place for seemingly endless bounty and organic subsistence for its people.
The Alaska Salt Company was founded in Homer by two young adventure-seekers wildly in love with nature (the ocean, especially) and with each other. Today, their little company aims to be a vessel for one of humankind's most commonly overlooked staples: raw salt, harvested by hand from the sea.
The Salt Plank includes half an ounce each of three unique salts: Spit Salt, Sea Smoke and Birchy Salt. Read on about what makes each variety a unique addition to your own kitchen, and a great gift as well. After all, it's a fact that everyone loves little corked vials with gifts from the sea!
Birchy Salt is infused with birch syrup, with a sweet and complex flavor profile that makes it a delectable finishing salt. It's great on vanilla ice cream, chocolate, eggs, poultry, popcorn, and even pancakes. Alaska Salt Company's Birchy Salt is the product of a collaboration with Bridge Creek, the only birch syrup harvester on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula.
Sea Smoke is raw sea salt that's dried in an alder wood smoke-filled atmosphere, which lends a naturally smokey touch and a beautiful golden hue. Sea Smoke raw sea salt carries a hint of the outdoors everywhere it goes, and it goes wonderfully on salmon and steak.
Spit Salt is named after the world-famous Homer Spit where it's harvested. If you aren't familiar with the place, the Spit is a small peninsula near Homer, Alaska approximately 5 miles long. Spit Salt is raw, unflavored sea salt — perfectly simple, and a perfect third component to the Alaskan Salt Plank Set.
Your purchase also helps support Ocean Conservancy: working to bring people, science and policy together with a mission to counter the many threats to ocean health and sustainability. From protecting vital, vulnerable ecosystems through legislation, to enforcing accountability among leaders, Ocean Conservancy seeks solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.