J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works grows in size, partnerships, products
February 17, 2016
"J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works has partnered with other regional businesses to create an expanded product line that includes popcorn, chocolate, almonds, soaps and body butter. They’ve also added their own popcorn salt and grinding salt...."
"Since last spring, J.Q. Dickinson has added popcorn and grinding salt — as well as a collection of other items made in collaboration with other regional producers — to their line of products, which already included heirloom salt, nigari (a mineral-rich byproduct of the salt-making process) and branded accessories.
“We’ll always be a salt-works, but our salt touches so many different things,” Bruns said.“There’s only so much salt you can buy, and you don’t go through it very quickly, so it makes sense to expand the product line. We’re feeling our way through that.”
The popcorn salt, which can be purchased individually or packaged with heirloom popcorn from Bluestone Mountain Farm in Hinton, came out last spring.
“I searched out a popcorn because I knew I wanted to do a popcorn salt,” Bruns said.She met Rhonda Dortch of Bluestone Mountain Farm at the Great West Virginia Pop-Off, an event that J.Q. Dickinson sponsors during the annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference.
“People chose the top three [popcorns], and I placed,” Dortch said.
From there, a partnership was born"
Dawn Nolen, WV .- See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/life/20160221/jq-dickinson-salt-works-grows-in-size-partnerships-products#sthash.9wQrc56D.dpuf