THE STONEWALL KITCHEN STORY
It all began at a Farmer's Market in Portsmouth, New Hampshire back in 1991.
From the start Jim Stott and Jonathan King wore many hats. Setting up shop in Jim’s family summer cottage, they spent endless hours cooking, hand-writing labels, taking photos and selling products. Often it became a full family affair: nephews and nieces filled jars one-by-one, Jim’s 90-year-old grandmother, Pearl, helped glue burlap onto jar lids and Jonathan’s mother worked as a store clerk.
IN 1995, STONEWALL KITCHEN WINS THE SPECIALTY FOOD ASSOCATION'S 'BEST IN SHOW'S AWARD
Over the years, they’ve gone on to receive 29 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association, including three Outstanding Product Line Honours. In 2015, they were inducted into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame.
IN 2000 THEY MOVE TO YORK, MAINE
The Stonewall Kitchen Headquarters and Company Store has become one of Maine’s largest tourist destinations, welcoming over 500,000 visitors each year.
IN 2006 THEY OPEN A COOKERY SCHOOL
As Jonathan says, “We wanted to provide a state-of-the-art culinary experience at our York, Maine, location. We encourage our guests to come eat, shop and learn with us."
IN 2013 THEY WENT TO SPACE!
Well, sort of. Astronaut and Maine native, Chris Cassidy, requested Stonewall Kitchen's Wild Maine Blueberry Jam because it reminded him of home. NASA made it happen, and even included a slice of cheesecake!
IN 2016 THEY CELEBRATED THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY.
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