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Success Story

Vancouver Island Salt Co. had an unusual start after a friend bet a case of beer and challenged Founder, Andrew Shepherd, a chef in the Cowichan Valley, that he could not harvest sea salt from the local water. Not only did Andrew win the case of beer, but he also […]

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