How it Started.
First came the oysters. But for Hog Island Oyster Co. founder, John Finger, the idea of harvesting salt was always in the back of his mind. Besides, if the waters of Tomales Bay can make such great-tasting oysters, chances are the salt would taste pretty fantastic, too.
Enter: Jeff Warrin, a local West Marin artist and salt enthusiast. His experiments with traditional salt-making practices brought John and Jeff together to create Saltworks, with Tomales Bay providing the perfect harvest conditions: plenty of wind and sunshine, clean water from the Pacific Ocean, and an ideal bayside location.