Stonewall Kitchen

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Coordinates: 43°9′17.1″N 70°39′25.8″W / 43.154750°N 70.657167°W / 43.154750; -70.657167

Company Store in York, Maine

Stonewall Kitchen is a specialty food producer based in York, Maine, United States. The company was founded as a homemade products stall at a local farmers market in 1991[1] and today sells in 42 counties worldwide.[2] They make items such as jam, chutney, jellies, grill sauce, cooking oil and mustard.[3][4]

History[edit]

Founders Jonathan King and Jim Stott started their business as a homemade products stall at the local farmers market.[5] Working from a small folding table and calling themselves Stonewall Kitchen, the stall was successful, selling all stock.[6]

Stonewall Kitchen expanded their product line to include vinegars, oils, pesto, jams and baked goods.[7] After selling at multiple venues, the operation branched out into selling wholesale.[5] In 1993, national retailer Crate & Barrel approached them for 2500 jars of their Orange Cranberry Marmalade. The order was filled but it took a month to do it.[8] To increase production capacity, they purchased and renovated an eighteenth-century barn in Kittery, Maine.[7] Then moved again to a larger property in nearby York, Maine.

The owners attended the Fancy Food Show in New York City.[9] Gaining the Outstanding Preserve award for their Roasted Garlic Onion Jam. They also earned a second award, for Outstanding Product Line. Afterward, they received over 500 orders from retailers across the country.[6] By 1999, Stonewall Kitchen moved production to another larger facility. A visitors area was added to this facility in 2003.[10] Another expansion took place in 2006[11] when a Cooking School was added to the York facility.[12]

Products[edit]

Stonewall Kitchen are primarily known for their jams. Their product line also includes grille sauces, mustards, chutneys, pancake mixes and dessert sauces, as well as kitchen tools, place settings and home decor items.

In 2006, Stonewall Kitchen launched the Barefoot Contessa Pantry line in conjunction with chef Ina Garten, best known as the host of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network.[13] This partnership ended in 2011.

Company Overview[edit]

The company sells products in 42 countries globally[2] and has 10 retail company stores along the East Coast of the USA.[14][15][16]

Awards[edit]

The Specialty Food Association[edit]

2012[edit]

  • Winner - Outstanding Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal for Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Mix.[17]

2011[edit]

  • Winner - Outstanding Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer for Roasted Peach Whiskey Sauce.[18]

2009[edit]

  • Finalist - Outstanding Classic for Wild Maine Blueberry Jam.[19]

2008[edit]

  • Winner - Outstanding Salad Dressing for Balsamic Fig Dressing
  • Winner - Outstanding Jam, Preserve, Honey or Nut Butter for Barefoot Contessa Lemon Curd
  • Finalist - Outstanding Jam, Preserve, Honey or Nut Butter for Bellini Jam[20]

2007[edit]

  • Winner - Outstanding Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer for Roasted Apple Grille Sauce
  • Finalist - Outstanding Cracker for Blue Cheese Sesame Seed Cracker[21]

2005[edit]

  • Winner - Outstanding Classic for Roasted Garlic Onion Jam[22]

2003[edit]

  • Winner 2003 - Outstanding Savory Condiment for Wasabi Ginger Sauce[22]

2002[edit]

  • Winner 2002 - Outstanding Product Line for Stonewall Kitchen Product Line[23]
  • Winner 2002- Outstanding Jam/Preserve for Black Raspberry Jam[22]
  • Winner 2001- Outstanding Jam, Preserve, Spread or Sweet Dessert Topping for Fig & Walnut Butter
  • Finalist 2000- Outstanding New Best Seller for Coffee Caramel Sauce[22]
  • Finalist 1999- Outstanding Sweet Topping for Coffee Caramel Sauce[22]
  • Finalist 1998- Outstanding Packaging or Design for Maine Maple Syrup
  • Finalist 1998- Outstanding Savory Condiment for Roasted Garlic Peanut Sauce
  • Finalist 1997- Outstanding New Product for Sundried Tomato & Olive Relish
  • Winner 1997- Outstanding Savory Condiment for Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce
  • Finalist 1996- Outstanding Savory Condiment for Old Farmhouse Chutney
  • Winner 1996- Outstanding Product Line for Stonewall Kitchen Product Line[23]
  • Winner 1995- Outstanding Preserve for Roasted Garlic Onion Jam[23]
  • Winner 1995- Outstanding Product Line for Stonewall Kitchen Product Line[5]

SIAL: The Global Food Marketplace[edit]

  • SIAL Paris 2012- Trends and Innovations Nomination for Habanero Mango Aioli[22]
  • SIAL Paris 2012- Trends and Innovations Nomination for Chocolate Jams[22]
  • SIAL Paris and Canada 2011- Trends and Innovations Nomination for Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce[22]
  • SIAL Canada 2011- Trends and Innovations Nomination for Roasted Peach Whiskey Sauce[22]
  • SIAL Paris 2011- Trends and Innovations Nomination for Strawberry Balsamic Jam[22]

Americas Mart - Atlanta Awards[edit]

  • Winner 2009- Best Condiment for Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce[22]
  • Winner 2009- Best Jam/Preserve for Wild Maine Blueberry Jam

Anuga, Germany Awards[edit]

  • 2011-Anuga, Germany - Taste11 Award for Espresso Rub

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stonewall Kitchen: Our Story | Celebrate with @StonewalKitchen #Tasteof25Years". www.tasteof25years.com. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Wholesale - Stonewall Kitchen". Stonewallkitchen.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Stonewall Kitchen". Stonewall Kitchen. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  4. ^ The Best of Portland 2013 – Stonewall Kitchen. Copyright 2013 by Bohler Productions.
  5. ^ a b c "Stonewall Kitchen founders featured on TV show". Seacoastonline.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  6. ^ a b “Stonewall shoots for $100M” by Clarke Canfield – Associated Press February 28, 2006
  7. ^ a b Hemmerdinger, J. (20 February 2011). "The Bottom Line: An enterprise that sticks". Pressherald.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  8. ^ “Kitchen of dreams” by Jerry Miller – The Union Leader, March 8, 2004 C, Section
  9. ^ "Summer Fancy Food Show". Specialtyfood.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "Local Experts". Travelandleisure.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  11. ^ http://www.tasteof25years.com/story/
  12. ^ Pennington, Juliet (15 July 2012). "Stonewall classes add fun to the recipes". Boston.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017 – via The Boston Globe. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ "Our Company Stores - Visit Us -Stonewall Kitchen". Stonewallkitchen.com. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Stonewall Kitchen hopes deal is a key ingredient for growth". Pressherald.com. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
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  19. ^ Summer Fancy Food Show Press Release, June 28, 2009
  20. ^ [5][dead link]
  21. ^ [6][dead link]
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Awards". Stonewall Kitchen. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 
  23. ^ a b c "Kitchens of dreams" by Jerry Miller - The Union Leader, March 8, 2004, C Section