Our Story

1991

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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1995

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.

1998

We sent our first catalog mass mailing.

2000

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.

2005

Our Cooking School is born!

Why a cooking school?

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.

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2016

Stonewall Kitchen celebrates our 25th Anniversary!

2018

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

2019

We welcome Vermont Village to the Stonewall Kitchen family.

2020

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

2021

Stonewall Kitchen Celebrates our 30th Anniversary!

We welcome Urban Accents and Vermont Coffee Company to the Stonewall Kitchen family.