A 7th generation salt-making family harvests an all-natural salt by hand, from an ancient ocean trapped below the Appalachian Mountains of the Kanawha Valley in West Virginia.

Our Salt1

Our Salt

Our salt making is a unique and innovative process, completed by hand without the use of big machinery and chemicals.  We work to enhance the natural properties of the salt, using the power of the earth and hand-made tools to produce an extraordinarily pure product.

Our Story

Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne are seventh-generation salt-makers; one could say salt-making runs in their blood.  They have returned to their family’s 200-year-old farm to harvest a rare salt from deep below the majestic Appalachian mountains of West Virginia.

Our Philosophy

We believe in pure, sustainable food and living. Our salt is completely organic and naturally derived.  We are family owned, and we believe that treating the earth and our environment with care will allow our family and yours to live off the land for many years to come.

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1 oz Jars

These small jars are a great way to taste our assorted salts.

Bloody Mary Salt

Rim a Bloody Mary, season roasted vegetables, dip cherry tomatoes in it as an hors d'oeuvre. Versitile and delicious

Relaxation Gift

This collection of locally made items will bring peace and relaxation to the bathroom. Choose your scent.
Press & Testimonials4
" I can't think of a single improvement. I originally signed up to get a surprise Christmas present for myself while stuck at home due to COVID and concern for my parents. Every single delivery has come packaged beautifully and every item has been a winner from my perspective. I recently renewed my subscription and am again pleased as ever. I love that there is a focus towards sustainability and care in the packaging. Highlight of my week to find the signature box on my porch!" - Lisa E. Christiansburg, VA
"I came home from work to discover my salt parcel had arrived today. We had a little tonight sprinkled on a caramel sundae to try it out-it is absolutely magnificent! What a wonderful product you have produced.

Thank you so much for the chance to be able to try it."
- Carolyn Allen
Victoria, Australia

4797 Midland Dr.
Malden, West Virginia 25306
Office 304.925.7918 info@jqdsalt.com