Rooted In History
Founded in 2011, Jacobsen Salt Co. was the first company to harvest 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 as America’s leading salt maker. Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, our flake and kosher sea salts have garnered worldwide favor for their beautiful presentation and pure taste by professional chefs and home cooks alike.
The New American Pantry
We craft top-shelf cooking ingredients, re-envision classic products and recipes, and provide unforgettable culinary experiences every day. Grounded in craftsmanship and community, our mission is to provide the finest elemental cooking ingredients and kitchen staples that inspire people to cook, eat, and live well. Beyond our wide variety of pure and infused sea salts, we create salted caramels, cocktail salts, seasonings and spice blends, gift sets, and other pantry staples. In partnership with our sister company Bee Local, we source and produce the finest single-origin honey and honey-based products for both home and commercial kitchens.
How Our Salt Is Made
Seawater is pumped from pristine Netarts Bay, filtered and stored in a holding tank.
Next, the seawater is pumped into large boil tanks where excess minerals are removed and the seawater is reduced to a thick brine.
The brine is carefully heated using custom made pans, creating beautiful flake sea salt.
The flakes are gently scooped from the pans and put onto racks for drying.
Once dry, every flake of salt is hand-graded and sorted.
After sorting it's sent to our Portland facility for packaging and distribution.