It’s been a wacky summer for us, both brutally difficult and wonderfully successful. We’ve received a lot of great press and customer referrals, but it’s been backbreaking work trying to keep up with the demand. Meanwhile, we’ve been using what little additional time we have searching for a new facility so that we can hire some people and increase our production. In fact, we just found the ideal property this week, only to see it slip through our hands!
And now, we’re starting to see the cracks in the supply chain that others have suffered from for months. We lost a major piece of equipment recently, and it’ll be at least 30 days until it can be replaced. In addition, two main ingredients in our seasoning blends are also out of stock among several suppliers, so we are at the mercy of their suppliers as to when we can get more.
As a result, we are postponing our August 27th sale to September 10th. Also, we have been able to work with our retail partners up to now to restock their shelves, but we’re not certain we can keep that up until we get back to full production. So we’ll just do the absolute best we can until we get past this bump in the road.
When we host our next sale in September, we hope to have great news on several fronts. Until then, we will still be on social media and still be here making salt. We plan to have enough salt for a large batch for the sale on September 10th, even with our current reduced capacity. It’s just going to take us four weeks of production instead of two.
We are so very thankful for everyone’s support these past 10 months, and we hope to be beyond all these production issues in the near future. And if we do get back to full strength sooner, we will be sure to let you know.
Saltmaker & Founder
Henlopen Sea Salt