In a mild mini-climate near the town of Gučrande in the cultural region of Brittany, France there are centuries old salt fields. In this unique location the currents of the Atlantic run cleaner than in many of the other salt harvesting regions of France. As a result, Gučrande produces the best sea salt in all of France.
The Gilles Hervy family (husband, wife, two sons, and a daughter) has chosen to remain independent from the typical marketing cooperative used by most paludier in the Brittany region. While the Hervy family has gained independence from this arrangement in large part due to their direct sales (in France, at shows and roadside stands), their export efforts, particularly in the U.S, is an added boon to their desire to remain independent and carry on the paludier tradition. They own two salines (salt pond areas). The Hervy's independence and integrity caused them particular hardship when they refused to supplement their production stockpile with salt from other regions after the breakup of the tanker "Erika" off the Brittany coast in 1999. Their integrity has paid off in the long run as they sell the best, most consistent quality Sel Gris in the world.
16 ounce ounce resealable zip-lock bag