Newburyport News: The location of the harvest is a secret because … well, because the Salt Ladies want to keep it that way. And it does not do to cross the Salt Ladies.

The unseasonably balmy 40-degree temperatures of a recent Monday have drawn Alison Darnell and Heather Ahearn — along with their 28 large plastic buckets — to this small public beach that, for reasons of competitive advantage, shall remain nameless.

Waterproofed from their feet up and double-gloved, the 2 women spend the next hour lugging the empty buckets into the sea and returning to terra firma with 5 gallons of pristine Cape Ann seawater in each — the very nectar that begins the process to produce mounds of pure gourmet sea salt for discerning gourmands and seat-of-the-pants cooks alike.

Read more about the sea salt business on Cape Ann.


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