San Juan Island Sea Salt takes sea salt to a whole new level. It all started when founder Brady Ryan was attempting homemade Christmas gifts in college, and he and his buddies found themselves boiling salt on his parents’ stove. As the salt crystallized, so did Ryan’s dream business.
Years later, Ryan and his wife, Leah, opened their first evaporation home and sold their first few batches of sea salt at a farmer’s market. They left that day knowing they had found the next chapter. Now, the Ryan family and San Juan Island Sea Salt Crew oversee 14 evaporation houses while producing around 20,000 pounds of salt a year. Talk about a jump!
Quite a few things make San Juan Island Sea Salt special. Not only does the team solar evaporate their seawater instead of boiling it, they also go through a tedious process of gathering their own sea salt in the water around San Juan Island, tending to the sea salt’s crystallization, harvesting it, and spicing it all on their own.
It is on the humble, beautiful San Juan Island that this sea salt begins, and it is here at Orcas Island Market that its unique flavors are shared with the world. San Juan Island Sea Salt offers snacks, salts, seasonings, and sweets of all kinds, so you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love.
For more information about San Juan Island Sea Salt’s products, beginnings, processes, and more, check out their website!