When Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt hits Island stores this summer they’ll do so with the help of the Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network, which awarded the new business a $2,500 grant this week. The small business grant is given to a business person looking to expand or start a new business on the Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt was chosen out of about 20 applicants.

Salt company owners Heidi Feldman and Curtis Friedman launched their company late last year and will begin distribution in Island stores in June. Water is harvested in Katama and dried and packaged at their Down Island Farm in West Tisbury. Grant money will go towards branding, marketing and website updates.