East Neuk Salt Company are crowdfunding to bring back salt harvesting to the East Neuk and create Scotland's most innovative sea salt company producing the finest sea salt flakes! And when better to start than in the Year of Coast & Waters?!
The crowdfunding page can be accessed at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ensc?fbclid=IwAR1-u_bVkZuECpsJU59vVHhBOMeseIR0k7Wte7_G8ePUozLb2q8NT7EeBL8
Founder, Darren Peattie explains more about the venture:
"I was born and bred in the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland. I left my home town of St.Monans when I was 17 thinking the world had more to offer. I worked across the whole of the UK in different jobs, most recently working in a care setting managing a team through the covid pandemic. Through all my life I felt something was missing and 2 years ago realised it was home. After 18 years away, I am home and aiming to set up the East Neuk Salt Co.
In 2018 my wife and I, and our two young daughters, left the Highlands and headed back to the East Neuk where I was born. The minute my feet touched home soil and the sea, I knew home was where the heart beats best."
The vision of East Neuk Salt Co. is to be one of the most innovative sea salt harvesting companies in Scotland. The demand from the food sector and restaurants operating at Michelin Star level has already been incredible. The vision is also one of growth. Growth that is firmly rooted to the area and growth that never forgets the past. The heritage of the East Neuk is the strong foundation that the company plan to build the East Neuk Salt Co on.
The core of East Neuk Salt Co. is all about promoting and collaborating with other local businesses to celebrate the vibrant food scene of the East Neuk. To reflect this, they have developed a number of rewards - from seafood and meat boxes, to a tasting menu at our local Michelin starred restaurant for crowdfunding donators.
"The minute you pledge you'll become part of our story, and will be helping to make history by bringing salt back home, several centuries after the last grain was harvested." - Darren Peattie, Founder of East Neuk Salt Co.