From the very beginning, Stonewall Kitchen has been a company based on ideals born out of Maine: unspoiled beauty, wholesomeness and a sense of community. Today, 25 years later, those same ideals remain true. Although we’ve grown from our folding table set up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, our commitment to producing the very best specialty foods from the best ingredients we can source has led us to be one of the most awarded specialty food companies in the country.
The stone wall outside the small cottage kitchen that Stonewall Kitchen was born in, “stood for the same values we held our products against,” says Jonathan King, co-founder of Stonewall Kitchen. “That freestanding structure was made without any additional support to hold it together, and we wanted our products to be the same – no preservatives or additives, and would continue to stand the test of time.”
After selling out at our very first farmers’ market appearance, we knew we were onto something good and have continued to work hard every day to make the most delicious and high quality specialty foods ever since.
In celebration of our 25 years in business, we reflect on our humble beginnings as a company as we look to our future. As part of that reflection, we are looking back on our Company Classics and celebrating them the entire month of May. What makes a Company Classic? “They represent the earliest days at the farmers’ market,” says Jonathan. “These are the tried-and-true products that represent us as a company.” Our Company Classics are iconic products that not only represent our earliest days and the heart of our brand, but also our award winners and best sellers.
Stay tuned as we release a Company Classic feature each day, for the next 25 days, as we reflect on each product and what makes it so special to us. At the end of each post, you’ll have a chance to enter to win that Company Classic product. In addition to being in the running to win a Company Classic, you’ll also be entered to win a weekend away to our Headquarters in Maine for a full Stonewall Kitchen experience, including travel and lodging for two, a private tour and much more! Stay tuned for details!
Whether you have supported us for the last 25 years or you are new to our brand, thank you for being a part of our journey.