ABOUT NORTH FORK SEA SALT CO.
Most salt isn't worth its salt. But North Fork Sea Salt Co.'s makes the creme de la creme of brine.
One of New York State's few salt producers, the company was founded in 2013 by North Fork native Scott Bollman. As a paludier (that's a salt farmer to the rest of us), Scott is a big fish in the world of salt. He gathers seawater from the rich shorelines of Long Island's North Fork, form which the salt is hand-harvested.
Employing a traditional, primal technique, Scott evaporates the seawater using fire, sunshine and the island's open air. The finished product is as beautiful as any treasure from the ocean: the salt flakes are delicate and shiny, and the flavor is briny with an elegant finish.
If you're a chef, you shouldn't stock a lesser product in your kitchen. And if you're a novice cook, this will elevate whatever you're concocting. This is New York agriculture at its most essential, pure and best.