December 13, 2018

Know Your Farmer: Jacobsen Salt Co.


When Ben Jacobsen lived in Scandinavia, he discovered the magic of finishing salt — how it can be the single most effective and affordable way one can elevate food. He instantly became mesmerized by how "good salt" can elevate each bite of food. His appreciation for salt quickly turned into a pursuit for making the best salt in America.

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Jacobsen returned to the Pacific Northwest and immersed himself in the salt making process. His journey began by scouting a source. He visited more than two dozen sites along the coast of Oregon and Washington, finally choosing Netarts Bay, Oregon for it's clean, clear and high salinity waters. After his two-and-a-half year journey, Jacobsen Salt Co. was founded in 2011, and is the first company to harvest sea salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark built their salt works in 1805. Since then it has transformed from a local, small business to a nationally recognized brand.

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Jacobsen Salt Co. has garnered worldwide favor for their craftsmanship, beautiful presentation and pure taste by professional chefs and home cooks alike.

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Each salt flake is hand-harvested, hand-graded and sorted using harvesting equipment they custom fabricated. The results are salts with a signature clean, bright, briny flavor and a unique flaky crunch.


Flake Finishing Salt
These pyramidal shaped flakes are bright and briny with a delicate crisp texture; perfect on savory and sweet dishes alike. Use our finishing salts at the end of the cooking process to add bursts of salt and texture to items like grilled steaks, seared fish fillets, sautéed vegetables, or cookies. Think of this as a topping salt.

Pure Kosher Sea Salt
Our Pure Kosher Sea Salt is the workhorse in your kitchen. This salt has a delicate, small-grained texture similar to a fleur de sel. It's perfect for everyday use and can be used for seasoning, brining, baking, boiling, pickling, or as a finishing salt. Kosher salt is excellent for using during the cooking process.

Flavored Salts
Jacobsen Salt Co. has paired dynamic 
flavors with their carefully hand-harvested sea salt to bring your 
favorite meals and new culinary endeavors to a new level. From Infused Cherrywood Smoked Salt to Classic Steak Seasoning Salt, we're sure you'll find the perfect match to your culinary needs.


Beyond their wide variety of pure and infused salts, Jacobsen Salt Co. has created sweets that will satisfy any sweet tooth, such as salty honey nut chews, salty caramels and salty black licorice chews. This holiday season impress your guests with Jacobsen’s salts to bring your culinary game to the next level. From salt gift sets, to steak seasoning salt and sea salt slide tins for the go, you have a variety of items you can add to your farm box today!

How To Add Jacobsen Salt Co. Products to Your Delivery:

CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 6 pm, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

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