Salines du Breuil

sea salt

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The project

Adopt a salt pit from the orchard "Salines du Breuil" in Beauvoir sur Mer (France) and receive your harvest in the form of sea salt from Vendée at home. The Farmer Julien will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. As the production coming from one salt pit is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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What do you adopt?

A pit is a rectangular shaped saltworks basin. It is the final destination of the sea water flowing into our salt mine. Our sea salt crystallizes at the bottom of the pits. This salt has a unique grey colour due to the natural presence of clay at the bottom of our saltworks. The traditional harvesting method allows our sea salt to benefit from all the trace elements present in this clay. Each salt pit produces an average of 1000 kg of sea salt per season. Each salt pit is adopted by 250 CrowdFarmers who receive a box with 3.5 kg of sea salt.

What will you receive?

The box we will send you contains: 1 x Coarse sea salt (2 kg bags) 1 x Fine sea salt ground in an artisan way (1 kg bags) 1 x Fleur de sel (500 g bags). Our fleur de sel and our coarse sea salt are hand-picked and are not washed or treated. They crystallize naturally and are dried in the sun, without any mechanical process to respect and preserve all their qualities. Our fine salt is hand ground from our coarse salt. We carefully harvest our fleur de sel from the surface of the water. It is composed of very fine crystals, and is formed with the combined action of the sun and the wind. This fleur de sel, natural white when dry, picks up a slightly pinkish tone when it is harvested and has a perfume similar to that of violet.

When will you receive it?

The coarse salt and the fleur de sel will be harvested from the pits during the summer season. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.