This is an independent blog. Please note that I am nowhere near fluent, and that these are not translations, but merely works in progress. Please do comment if you come across misreads or anything else you think is important.
Aloha oe:–Please spread the word about this new thing at Ukumehame, that being Salt. This Salt is in the uplands of Papalaau; it is among the high cliffs, as if man gathered it in heaps.
The nature of this Salt: it is hard and expansive like the Salt of Alia at Moanalua on Oahu. The reason that this Salt spread among the cliffs is from water that trickled over the rocks and dirt and became salt.
From old times, Hawaiians knew how to make salt. It was used to season food and to trade with, and yet the salt from Hawaii was not very good. Beef or pork salted with this salt was not so good. If it was left for a while, it would rot. Now however, the salt made at Puuloa is very good; the bitter contents are removed, and they have a mill that grinds it like flour, and like salt from foreign lands. Therefore, the salt from Puuloa is under great demand; it is exported and the land profits.
Here at Halekou, Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, is very nice salt for sale to anyone who wants to buy. Consultation is pleasant, and prices are reasonable, whether it be for a bag, or two, or more, or a ton. I can be found at Halekou, Kaneohe, Koolaupoko, or if not me, my wife.