Date: May 17, 2019

Vendor Spotlight: Shipshewana Spice Company

By Anna Camburn

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This just may be the most popular booth at the Shipshewana Flea Market. And there's a good reason why.


Shipshewana Spice Company, owned by flea market vendor Kevin Horn, is located at booth 646. Kevin is known for his amazing spices and seasoning, and most famously, the Happy Salt®.


What is Happy Salt?

Happy Salt is a blend of salt, spices, dehydrated onion and garlic and you use is just as you would regular salt. It will change your life. Ask anyone who's tried it.


You can shake it on meats, salads, vegetables, breads, etc. I personally love it on my eggs and baked potatoes. Happy Salt makes any dish really shine with flavor. 

Kevin Horn of Shipshewana Spice Company writes down a recipe for Salad Prime Spice Blend at Shipshewana Flea Market

Small, Family-Owned Spice House

Shipshewana Spice Company is known for unique spice blends as well as quality and freshness. Kevin has done business here in Indiana's Amish Country since 1981. 


When you visit booth 646, you'll be greeted by Kevin who will help you figure out what spice blend you should try. He'll point out his favorites, and he'll probably give you a few recipes to try them with!


I usually never leave his booth without a new spice and recipe to try that Kevin has written down for me.


Check Out: 3 Summer Grilling Recipes using Shipshewana Spice Company's Greek Seasoning

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Best Pasta Salad & Avocado Toast Ever

Last week, I stopped into Shipshewana Spice Company's Booth looking specifically for a new spice to put on top of my avocado toast. I make avocado toast on the regular, and normally, I love to put just salt and pepper on top, but I was looking to change it up.


Kevin suggested I try out his "Salad Prime" seasoning. Salad Prime is a blend of salt, romano cheese, sesame seed, poppy seeds, paprika and garlic and is typically used to improve the flavor on lettuce the flavor.


Let me tell you - it was DELICIOUS on avocado toast! 


He also wrote down a recipe for great Pasta Salad using the Salad Prime seasoning, which I recently tried out when I hosted Mother's Day dinner.


Simple Pasta Salad

Mix and refrigerate the ingredients below for 6 hours before serving.

  • 1 lb Pasta (cooked)
  • 1 16 oz bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 3 Tbs. "Salad Prime"
  • Veggies (carrots, celery, peppers, olives, etc.)
  • Salami, Pepperoni, or Cheese Chunks (optional)Pasta Salad using Shipshewana Spice Company Salad Prime

Value Prices at the Flea Market

You may be able to find Shipshewana Spice Company products in select grocery stores, but did you know that you can save about 25% off by shopping his flea market booth?


Happy Salt is currently just $3.75 per bottle - and it will last you! (Believe me, a little Happy Salt goes a long way.)


Have you visited Shipshewana Spice Company?

Do you have a favorite seasoning that you've bought from booth 646? Let us know, and share your favorite recipes!


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