A fourth generation family farm based in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley just outside of lively Portland, Oregon, Siri and Sons’ produce is grown with great care to guarantee that each crop is of premium flavor and quality. All of Siri and Sons’ products are grown using sustainable farming practices, which not only benefits our health but the environment, too. Farming has been the Siri way of life for many generations. They feel that maintaining the connection with the consumer and farmer, and supporting their fellow local organic farmers is the best defense for food security.
Ben Jacobsen owns and produces artisan hand-harvested sea salt at Jacobsen Salt Co., initially founded in Portland, Oregon and recently expanded to a facility located closer to the source in Netarts Bay, Oregon. Jacobsen Salt Co. harvests pure crystals straight from Oregon’s water in Netarts Bay to produce the finest artisan product.
In 2009, he started to experiment. It took him two and a half years of trial and error before he finalized the product in 2011. Not only did Jacobsen need to perfect the process, but he also needed to use the best water in Oregon. “For me, finding the best water was just like a winemaker finding the best grapes,” he explains.
Jacobsen’s favorite dish to garnish with salt is simple—he likes to put the classic finishing salt on eggs and toast in the morning. He sees Jacobsen Salt Co. as an approachable, user-friendly luxury, which partly influenced the design of the company’s small, pocket-sized salt tins. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his dogs, cycle, be outdoors, and drink coffee inside on rainy Oregon days.