Discover West Virginia Mined Salt
A 7th generation salt-making family harvests an all-natural salt by hand, from an ancient ocean trapped below the Appalachian Mountains of the Kanawha Valley in West Virginia.
Our brine is naturally sourced from an ancient, untouched sea called the Iapetus Ocean (predating the Atlantic) trapped below the Appalachian mountains. Our salt is free of contaminants and heavy metals that may be found in other oceans. Gleaned from the earth by an underground brine aquifer, the salt is then processed naturally using the power of the sun and gentle mountain breezes. The result is a beautiful crystal that enhances the flavor of any dish.
Our salt is a testament to what the earth can provide us when we use it with care; the natural properties of this salt come straight from the earth. Our salt is naturally high in minerals and contains no preservatives or artificial additives. J.Q. Dickinson salt celebrates the beauty and purity of farming, and its connectedness to our families and communities. Our salt is farm-to-table in its truest form — a means of sharing, from our family to yours.