Wild & pure sea salt
boat harvested from deep atlantic waters
After years of working in big cities, we wanted a coastal lifestyle where we could be part of a community and reconnect with the outdoors. We moved back near where I grew up, to the tiny harbor town of Cape Charles, VA, nestled on a sliver of land between the Atlantic Ocean & the Chesapeake Bay and only wish we had done it sooner! We’ve combined Dave’s career as a boat captain with my background as a specialty foods executive to create Barrier Islands Salt Co., Virginia’s first coastal saltworks since the 1700s.
We believe that our sea salt is the purest in the U.S. because our water is harvested around the Virginia Barrier Islands. These islands are part of the Virginia Coast Reserve, the longest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the east coast. This Nature Conservancy program protects thousands of acres of pristine salt marshes, oyster reef sanctuaries and eelgrass meadows, resulting in the purest water on the east coast, and likely far beyond.