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Salt Harvest
At first glance it may look like snow covered fields, but these wide expanses of white are actually salt flats located on San Francisco Bay. We get a first-hand look at a very different kind of heartland harvest, and discover how this crop makes its way to your dinner table.

Extracting the salt from the bay is a lengthy process, as sun and wind evaporate sea water in concentrating ponds to increase the salinity of the brine. When the final water is removed, huge machines move into bring in the crop.

 

Links
California Farm Bureau Federation
California Department of Food and Agriculture


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