Salt for the Seven Seas?
SOMETIMES the most obvious natural resources are overlooked.
Until quite recently, even though the Island is surrounded by it, no one had tried to farm salt on a commercial basis.
But thanks to the ingenuity of Dave Miles and Matthew Taylor, Jersey Sea Salt is now on sale in selected Island shops, with the potential to grow into a global business.
Their story starts with a barbecue in Mr Miles' garden at Bel Val, overlooking the Island's east coast. 'We ran out of salt and we thought we'd try and make our own, as a wacky experiment,' he explained. 'We've been working on it for over 2½ years – we always knew we could make salt out of seawater, but we struggled to make the crystals. It took us about a year to get there.'
The end product comes in beautifully designed pots of chunky crystals.
Read more in Wednesday's JEP.
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