It all began at a farmers' market in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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.
“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.”
Stonewall Kitchen wins 'Best in Show.'
Over the years, Stonewall Kitchen received 29 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association, including three Outstanding Product Line Honors. In 2015, they were honored and grateful to be inducted into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame.