6 Boston-Based Food Artisans You Should Know

6 Boston-Based Food Artisans You Should Know

The Boston area is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to food artisans. But many of the same small-batch purveyors pop up again and again on local menus - so we scoured for some new and under-the-radar names that are doing great (and delicious) things.

Martha's Vineyard Sea Salt

Why We Love Them: Because not all salt is created equal. Launched last year, Martha's Vineyard Sea Salt is the first to be made commercially on the island, which once had a small but mighty salt works industry, since the 1800s. That it's made by a husband-wife team (that uses an eco-friendly solar-powered evaporator to process each 275-gallon tank of Atlantic Ocean water, yielding 60 pounds of salt) just makes us fall in love with it more. Signature Item: Sea salt Where to Try: Edgartown's Detente is a big fan, using it to draw out the savory side of pickled strawberries and rhubarb, as a component of the fennel pollen cavatelli dish and using its large flakes to crisp and spice chicken skin. Where to Buy: It's available at area farmer's markets and some boutique Cape grocers, but it's easiest to order straight from the salty source.

A Special Offer for Our Salty Friends

Spend $10 or more and receive Two (2) Travelers FREE with your order. Enter Coupon Code: 14Z25 to get your discount.

*Restrictions apply and you gotta follow the steps to get the discount, see below.


  • Add $10 or more to your cart.
  • Add two (2) Travelers to your cart.
  • (Change the QTY on the Cart or Checkout page)
  • On the Cart or Checkout page enter the coupon code 14Z25 and click APPLY COUPON.
  • Enjoy!
  • P.S. If the order total is greater than $15 BEFORE discount, you're going to get FREE SHIPPING TOO.


  • Does not apply to Traveler or Hostess with Artisan Ceramic Salt Cellar.
  • You can't add ONLY 2 Travelers to your cart and get the discount. You'll need $10 in purchases AFTER the discount is applied for the coupon to work.
  • Can't be combined with other coupons.
  • Offer expires 5/31/14.
Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.