Keep It Savory Salt Co.’s handcrafted culinary sea salts are cured with fresh, local ingredients and fresh cure process is time-intensive and that pays off in your meal and in the community.
Keep It Savory Salt Co was founded in 2013 by salt maven and founder Johanna Thompson. A science and history teacher with a love of being creative in the kitchen, she’s always had a penchant for being salty in the best ways. After a magazine recipe-inspired holiday gifts for friends and family, it became clear that a production plan would be needed a couple of months later when those same friends indicated they were having a culinary emergency: “We’re out of your salt!” Over the next couple of years, she’d grow to develop new flavors on her own such as Lemon Thyme, Rosemary Sage, and Thai Ginger Lemongrass. Today the brand boasts ten flavors, and she’s working on test batches for two more, hoping to be released this year.
Keep It Savory buys from local growers and vendors working to increase food access on Chicago’s West side. At the end of each year, they also donate 10% of their profits to organizations working to unravel the decades of racism and economic disinvestment in the area. They believe that together, we are all the salt of the earth. Let’s BE it…and make some delicious food along the way.