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.