Our Salt Story

photo: Caroline J. Phillips

This is the story of a place and a person.

The place in this story is the coastline of Delaware, full of natural wonder and home of fond memories for so many generations who have sought the sea. The mere smell of our salt air and the sight of the vast ocean has restored, invigorated and inspired locals and visitors for hundreds of years.

And the person in this story is me, Dave Burris. My family line in this area goes back to colonial times. My ancestors were farmers and fishermen. Good people who worked the land and the water with their hands. And throughout the years, our family has also worked to try and make Delaware a better place.

After years of trying to make Delaware better by working in the State Senate, I’ve decided to honor my ancestors in a different way -- by working with my hands to provide a small piece of this glorious place to all those who love it.

The result is Henlopen Sea Salt.

Hand-harvesting sea salt directly from local saltwater is not easy, but it’s worth it. The finished product is a premium flaky sea salt with a bright, briny flavor that avoids all of the harsh, chemical bitterness of mass-produced corporate salts. It simply makes food better, from grilled meats to fresh-picked vegetables to warm chocolate chip cookies.

And most of all, it is a way to connect this place that means so much to the people who love it – a literal taste of the sea on your plate, no matter how far you are from the beach.

I invite you to join Katie and I on our journey to bring you the best of all worlds – an opportunity to connect in a different way to a place you love through a mineral-rich, briny sea salt that enhances the flavor of every bite.

Warmest regards,

Dave Burris
Lewes, Del.
September, 2020