We believe our choice in ingredients should be as discerning as yours is in flavor. That’s why Salinity™ is committed to not only sourcing all of our herbs and spices from local growers, but also from sustainable farms all over the country that are supported by their local communities.
Sustainable agriculture is something we believe in as much as salt. That’s why we take care to choose organically grown produce, wild-crafted or kosher whenever possible, to ensure optimal quality and flavor.
Deborah Thompson and her husband planted their first lavender crop in 2005, after purchasing the land from Deborah’s parents. Seeking a complimentary crop to the incoming vineyards she landed on lavender. Since they started down that path, they’ve never looked back. Deborah credits her French roots for inspiring her decision, “My Grandmère was born in St. Emilion, France, just outside of Bordeaux. I am certain she had something to do with it.”
Applegate Valley Lavender Farm is just one of several family-owned agribusinesses in the heart of the Applegate Valley taking advantage of the fertile soil and nurturing climate. Deborah’s farming neighbors include numerous organic farms and vineyards. Applegate Valley Lavender Farm currently grows eight varieties of lavender and offer a variety of lavender products in their small boutique.
Deborah’s commitment to quality, consistency and caring, and local farming support that attracted us to Applegate Valley Lavender Farm, their pure organic lavender that makes up one of the essential ingredients in our Lavender Honey Bee Finishing Salt infusion.
Producers of certified organic clean ginger and turmeric seeds, a process that takes 5 years from “cell to seed,” we source Biker Dude’s fully-grown ginger root for our Lemon-Ginger Finishing Salt. Biker Dude is a bit more unorthodox-looking than your typical farmer (and we really like that) but he is a passionate and pure agriculturist, which aligns with our beliefs and our guarantee.
A small family owned farm, Green Wizard Gardens Farm is run by one of our Salinity™ founders’ in-laws, providing organically grown rosemary for our Rosemary-Garlic Finishing Salt. While they are considered extended family, they still have to pass Salinity’s™ stringent standards.