Sea salt from Salines du Breuil

3.50 kg/box

Sea salt from Salines du Breuil

3.50 kg/box

Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
Limited & seasonal harvest.
The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
Specifications
Contents of the box: 1 box contains 3.5kg of sea salt
Variety: salt marsh
1 x coarse sea salt (2kg, plastic bag): cluster of large white to grey crystals used for cooking vegetables, pasta, rice in water; ideal to salt your meat, fish, for your homemade bread, to prepare meals in a salt crust; it is always used before cooking
1 x fine salt ground in an artisan way (1kg, plastic bag): fine white salt, adapted to all your cooking but it's also used at the table to enhance the taste of all your meals
1 x fleur de sel (0,5kg, plastic bag): fusion of fine white crystals, sprinkled on your plate at the end of cooking is a perfect match for fish and meat, raw as well as steamed vegetables... it goes perfectly with foie gras or dark chocolate!
Store in a dry place, away from humidity in a waterproof container
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Julien Lemaire
The history of Salines du Breuil begins in Argentina, in the city of Mar Del Plata. That's where Analia and I meet. Ana works in tourism, and I Julien, I am an engineer on oil platforms. We chose to move to France, and after four years in Nantes, we started missing the country air. We have always dreamed of working in accordance with our ideals. Then, Analia left the hotel business to took care of the reception and visits of the Salines du Breuil. On my side, I left the black gold for the white gold.... It has been three years now since we exchanged our city shoes, the noise of cars and machines, for flip-flops and the singing of birds. We quickly chose to join CrowdFarming because it allows us to create a stronger link with environmentally friendly consumers and traditional production methods. Being able to take the time to do our work well, with care and dedication, to prepare the crates and share part of our harvest with them, is very important to us and we don't see it any other way. It is important that people become aware of and interested in where their food products come from, how it is produced. We wish to contribute to the growing demand for a general food transparency. In addition, we have a little girl named Mailèn. To see her grow up in nature, to be able to share our passion with her, to transmit to her the love for the countryside: you can't buy it with money. Nothing beats such happiness. And of course, wearing flip-flops all day long is priceless!
Salines du Breuil
Welcome to Salines du Breuil. Our farm is located in the village of Beauvoir sur Mer, in Vendée, France. We are a stone's throw away from the famous Passage du Gois, a submersible road at high tide, which links the island of Noirmoutier with the mainland. Our marsh is located 100 metres from our home, in an exceptional setting classified as "Natura 2000" and recognised as a wetland of international importance protected for its exceptional flora and fauna. We have chosen a reasoned cultivation and we use 90% of renewable energies. Indeed, the sun and wind are the fundamental actors in the process of evaporation and drying of the marsh for salt production. We dry and drain our salt in the sun, without using any additional artifice. On the other hand, the electricity we use on our farm comes from the Donzère-Mondragon dam, an ILEK contract. In addition, we are in the process of converting to "Nature and Progress". During the season we have an idyllic setting animated by the songs and dances of the different types of birds nesting on our marsh: avocets, common redshanks, stilts, black-tailed godwits, and much more! We are three metres below sea level, which allows us to enter the marsh by simple gravity. Our marsh is 1 hectare wide and includes 17 pits with which we harvest 20 tons of coarse salt and 2 tons of fleur de sel per year (in the best case, when the season is favourable and if Mother Nature allows us, of course). For CrowdFarming we have provided two of our pits so that you can share the adoption and receive our Vendée salt.
Technical information
Address
Salines du Breuil, Beauvoir sur Mer, FR
Altitude
-3 meters below sea level
Size
1 hectare
Team
2 (1 woman, 1 man)
Irrigation
Land irrigated by the ocean
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