The 11th program in the ORIGINS series is about locally made items for your pantry – salt, vinegar and cooking oil. All three makers are working in the Chesapeake watershed area. We are pleased to welcome Paige Payne from JQ Dickinson Salt Works. Paige, along with her husband Lewis and sister-in-law Nancy Bruns are 7th generation salt makers. Their brine source is the 400-600 million year old ancient sea, the Iapetus ocean. Sarah Conezio and Isaiah Billington, former pastry chef and chef de cuisine, accordingly, of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore, Maryland, recently founded Keepwell Vinegar.  They use locally-sourced grains, fruits, and vegetable to fuel their fermentation process. Josh Leidhecker is the owner of the Susquehanna Mills Company in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Josh provides locally grown, non GMO food oils that are mechanically pressed to create healthier oils that maintain higher level of nutrients.

origins may 2016