Salt specializes in sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie, and specialty retail with emphasis on local, seasonal, and small-batch items. Inspired by its location across from Jefferson Vineyards on the Monticello Wine Trail, Salt’s signature is packing picnics.

Salt opened in 2013, excited by the opportunity to participate in Charlottesville’s local sourcing movement. Its location is a 1930s-era gas station and farm store later turned general store. Salt’s vision is a modern farm store, sourcing from Charlottesville-area and regional farmers and producers to serve food that is both classic and creative.

Barrett Hightower is the owner and operator. She enters the food business with a consulting background in supply chain management.