I used to work as an IT consultant, but soon salt worker life and ambience overcomes it, becoming a passion. This is the way I believe this activity shall be done, as. All I know about traditional salt I’ve learned it from my family and my salt workers, in the field and from old histories. We started reconstructing my grandfather salina, and there we created the team. Then we start improving quality processes and increased year by year our internal commitment and fellowship. Currently I’m exploring 3 “salinas”, having 340 salt ponds and approximately 10 ha.
Myself I've being caught by and start traditional sea salt production back in 2008. Not so long ago, indeed, however Castro Marim's salt production is, as for almost any family here, on my family path since long time. My wife's grandfather and great-grandfather were the biggest sea salt producers in Castro Marim. I didn't even know my wife and salt has crossed our past: her great-grandfather was operating one "salina" bellowing to my grandfather! This is one of hundred examples of the ubiquity of salt in our city community.