Home Must Reads Cannon Beach entrepreneur develops salt company

Cannon Beach entrepreneur develops salt company

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company owner Jonathan Johnston took a year and a half to get his sea salt process down to a tee.

First, is simply developing the process, which involves collecting water, letting sediment settle out of it, and filtering it before slow evaporating the water off, and then roasting the last moisture out it. After baking it, Johnston also has to package and label it before it is ready to be distributed. Although the process seems simple, it requires fine-tuning – for instance the temperature the water is evaporated at affects the texture and quality of the final product, and much of the salt Johnston retails has other flavors infused into them, which adds steps to the process.

Of course, he also has a number of regulations to conform to in the process. He needs a license to collect the water he cooks the salt from, has to have a certified kitchen, a business license and an Oregon agriculture license. Although there aren’t set regulations for how the salt is prepared, Johnston has to label the salt as non-iodized.

Read more at Coast River Business Journal.

{biztweet}sea salt{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Buy the book

News
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
2 03.25.14 thumb bookshopBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


Read more...

Eking out a living

News
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


Read more...

Branching out

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
DSC04185BY LINDA BAKER

A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.


Read more...

Spreading the wealth

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
HiResBY PAIGE PARKER

A money management firm broadens its reach. 


Read more...

Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

BTNMarch14 tableBTNMarch14 line


BTNMarch14 piePDXBTNMarch14 pieUSA


Read more...

Rapid ascent

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
IMG 4255-2BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Kelly Dachtler, president of The Clymb, redefines outdoor retail.


Read more...

How to help your staff solve their own problems

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS