Exceptional salt starts with clean, cold, fast-moving seawater. The ocean at Amagansett, on the South Fork of the East End of Long Island in New York, about 15 miles from Montauk Point, is our source. Here, the tremendous volume of water moving into and out of Long Island Sound creates a 'siphon' effect causing deep, offshore ocean water to come close to shore. Far from industry, effluent or runoff of any kind, this is the cleanest, purest ocean water found. It is this pristine seawater from which Amagansett Sea Salt emerges.
Amagansett's name comes from the Montaukett tribe's word meaning "place of good water." While this probably referred to the clean and abundant fresh water ponds in our hamlet, we choose to believe it now refers to the ocean.
Our traditional process - harvesting pure ocean water by hand then filtering and solar-evaporating it outdoors - allows our finishing salt to develop the unique “merroir” of the Atlantic and Amagansett and creates our exceptional Amagansett Sea Salt with its renowned briny flavor, pristine white color and soft crunchy texture.