Harvesting the Atlantic
Wellfleet Sea Salt

Hope Schwartz-Leeper and Zach Fagiano started Wellfleet Sea Salt Company their junior year at Skidmore College. The couple entered the Kenneth A. Freirich 2011-2012 Business Plan Competition and were selected as the winners of seed money to bring their business to life.
Now they own and operate the growing Wellfleet Sea Salt Company the company and live on Cape Cod and are dedicated to preserving everything they love about the place they call home.

 
 
 

Salt Harvest History

We had the opportunity to interview this duo for our Atlantic Issue, where they told us all about the history of the salt harvest on Cape Cod and the process.

"The harvesting process for salt starts with catching the ocean at just the right point before high tide...We use an electric bilge pump wired to our car battery to pump the water into giant tanks in the back of our pick up truck.  Then we drive about two and a half miles to our evaporators, where we pump the water out and let it start evaporating. Eventually the water is gone and leaves us with salt crystals, which we put in piles to let the moisture drain out. We collect the salt and bring it home where we jar it." (read the full article)

 

Shop Wellfleet Sea Salt

You can shop for Atlantic salt from the Wellfleet Sea Salt website, at farmer's markets in season and at a number of locations across the Cape and beyond.

 
 

  DAY 1 - SALT CELLAR SHOP


DAY 1 - SALT CELLAR SHOP

  DAY 4 - PAPA WOLF SUPPLY


DAY 4 - PAPA WOLF SUPPLY

  DAY 7 - SCOOP SIGHTS


DAY 7 - SCOOP SIGHTS

  DAY 10 - BOSTON GENERAL STORE


DAY 10 - BOSTON GENERAL STORE

  DAY 13 - TEMPLETON GENERAL


DAY 13 - TEMPLETON GENERAL

  DAY 16 - CAMBRIDGE NATURALS


DAY 16 - CAMBRIDGE NATURALS

  DAY 2 - TAMWORTH DISTILLING & MERCANTILE


DAY 2 - TAMWORTH DISTILLING & MERCANTILE

  DAY 5 - OF NOTE STATIONERS


DAY 5 - OF NOTE STATIONERS

  DAY 8 - BOSTON HANDYWORKS


DAY 8 - BOSTON HANDYWORKS

  DAY 11 - SUGAR TOOLS


DAY 11 - SUGAR TOOLS

  DAY 14 - VERGENNES LAUNDRY


DAY 14 - VERGENNES LAUNDRY

  DAY 17 - BRATTLE BOOK SHOP


DAY 17 - BRATTLE BOOK SHOP

  DAY 3 - APOTHEKER'S KITCHEN


DAY 3 - APOTHEKER'S KITCHEN

  DAY 6 - BLACKBIRD DOUGHNUTS


DAY 6 - BLACKBIRD DOUGHNUTS

  DAY 9 - SEAL COVE FARM


DAY 9 - SEAL COVE FARM

  DAY 12 - HILLTOP CAFE


DAY 12 - HILLTOP CAFE

  DAY 15 - OLIVES & GRACE


DAY 15 - OLIVES & GRACE

  DAY 18 - KENNEBEC CHEESERY


DAY 18 - KENNEBEC CHEESERY