Our Story


It all began at a farmers' market in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Our Humble Beginnings

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.

The Original Recipe

“It’s inspired by my grandmother Pearl’s delicious blueberry pie,” says Jim. “I wanted to create the smell of her freshly baked pie filled with tasty, ripe blueberries. And we did just that. Every time I open our Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, I think of my grandmother.”

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Stonewall Kitchen wins 'Best in Show.'

Over the years, we’ve received 29 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association, including three Outstanding Product Line Honors. In 2015, we were honored and grateful to be inducted into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame.


We sent our first catalog mass mailing.


Stonewall Kitchen moves to York, Maine.

Our Stonewall Kitchen Headquarters and Company Store has become one of Maine’s largest tourist destinations. We welcome over 500,000 visitors each year.

We’ve grown from producing a few dozen jars for the farmers’ market to about 75,000 jars daily.


Stonewall Kitchen celebrates our 25th Anniversary!


We welcome Tillen Farms, Montebello and Napa Valley Naturals to the Stonewall Kitchen family and launch co-branded line with Legal Sea Foods.


We welcome Vermont Village to the Stonewall Kitchen family.


We welcome Village Candle to the Stonewall Kitchen family and introduce Stonewall Home.


Stonewall Kitchen Celebrates our 30th Anniversary!

We welcome Urban Accents, Vermont Coffee Company and Michel Design Works to the Stonewall Kitchen family.