A community-focused salt company that incorporates indigenous ingredients and collaborates with First Nations artists.

Lake Tyrrell, Victoria’s largest salt lake, stretches like a pink mirage out in the Mallee in the state’s hot and dry north-west. It’s one of the area’s leading tourist attractions and also the source of the salt flakes that Julie Pringle uses in her Lake Tyrrell Salt Co product range. “It’s a very beautiful salt,” says Julie. “It’s full of naturally occurring nutrients and has no caking agents so it has a lovely clean flavour.” Julie makes the salt even lovelier with the addition of flavours from the local area, both indigenous ingredients – aniseed myrtle, lemon myrtle, redgum smoke and pepperberry among them – and wine that sees the Lake Tyrell salt flakes soaked in locally produced moscato or shiraz before being re-dried. Lake Tyrell Salt Co is community-focused small business: Julie partnered with a local artist, Wergaia woman Jackie Wirramanda, for the design of the packaging, and she has the salt packed and labelled at Axis Worx in Horsham, a supported employment service for people with disabilities. “It’s a unique little business and part of that comes from it being part of the community,” says Julie. “Like the salt, it couldn’t happen anywhere else.”



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