Monique Rodriguez is the owner of Old Salt Merchants. Old Salt Merchants is a woman-owned and operated provisions company born in the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend, Washington, and currently anchored in Berkeley, California. It is a boutique company motivated by its passion for food and enduring love of adventure. Its mission is to help expand customer palates by sourcing the finest salts, sugars, and teas that are bold and irresistibly unique. Be Salty. Be Sweet. Be Spicy.