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Award winning Droitwich Salt is sourced from one of the oldest and purest brine springs in the world. These crystal clear springs have naturally existed beneath Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, for millions of years and were the reason the Romans came to the area.
Today, we are reviving this historic natural resource to create our award winning, pure seasoning salts. We are proud to have been featured on the BBC several times, including Back to the Land with Kate Humble. You can watch a clip here.
Award Winning Products
Our gourmet salts include flavours such as: Charcoal, Beech Smoked & Coastline which were created in partnership with our Salt Ambassador, Michelin Starred Chef Brad Carter. He was so inspired by the salt when we first met at the Ludlow Food Festival in 2017 that he added it to the prestigious Ark of Taste. We are very proud that all of our salt flavours are award-winning. Today, you can find Droitwich Salt at over 100 stockists around the country as well as sold online from our website.
● Great Taste Award one star for Droitwich Salt
● Gold Award for Best New Product, Ludlow Food Festival – Coastline Droitwich Salt
● Gold Award for Best New Product, Ludlow Food Festival – Charcoal Droitwich Salt
● Gold Award for Best New Product, Ludlow Food Festival – Sea Truffle Droitwich Salt
● Silver Award for Best New Product, Ludlow Food Festival – Beech Smoked Droitwich Salt
● Winner, Best Sustainable Business Worcestershire 2018 – Tourism Awards Hereford & Worcester
● Great Taste Award one star for Charcoal Droitwich Salt
● Great Taste Award one star for Coastline Droitwich Salt
As farmers, we are very conscious of our carbon footprint so we are proud that Droitwich Salt is produced sustainably. Once pumped from the spring, it is taken just 2.6 miles to our Saltworks where the gentle crystallisation process that transforms the brine into beautiful salt crystals uses renewable energy. Finally the salt is hand harvested - the last step in the two week production process.
More about the History of Droitwich Salt
The salt made in Droitwich was an internationally valuable resource in Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman times and King John granted the town a Royal Charter in 1215 based on the importance of its brine. Droitwich Spa was subsequently one of the most prosperous towns in medieval times right through to the 20th century.
In the mid 19th century Droitwich Salt won international recognition and as stated on the historic label* was awarded a ‘Premier Class No 41’ designation.
A Brief History of Churchfields Farm
Churchfields Farm, just outside Droitwich, Worcestershire, has been owned by the Davies family for over 100 years and is currently run by the fourth generation. The farm has grown from 45 to 350 acres and diversified significantly from its original herd of 15 dairy shorthorns. The family launched the now award winning Churchfields Farmhouse Ice Cream in 2004, then added Churchfields Saltworks in 2017.
Quality & Safety
Our manufacturing process is HACCP controlled and all of our products are fully traceable. We are very proud to be Happerley Transparent, a supplier transparency scheme to show our customers exactly where their food is coming from. If you’ve ever wondered where the ingredients that go into Droitwich Salt come from, you can just have a look.
We are a SALSA certified manufacturer. SALSA stands for Safe and Local Supplier Approval; a nationally recognised food safety certification scheme for small businesses which demonstrates robust and effective food safety standard.