Stonewall Kitchen Expands Footprint With Northfield, Vermont Manufacturing Facility

First-Ever Vermont Location Will Produce Vermont Village Vinegars, Other Products

Leading producer of specialty foods and home goods Stonewall Kitchen announces its operational expansion with the addition of its first-ever location in Vermont.  The manufacturing facility, located in Northfield, was formerly operated by Village Cannery of Vermont, from whom Stonewall Kitchen purchased the Vermont Village brand in September 2019.  Village Cannery continued to operate the facility during a transition period, but Stonewall Kitchen has now hired all of the workers there as Stonewall Kitchen employees and taken operational control of the facility. The facility will continue to manufacture and bottle Vermont Village apple cider vinegar products, as well as additional products for Stonewall Kitchen and its other leading brands.

“Expanding to Northfield is an exciting opportunity for us,” said John Stiker, CEO of Stonewall Kitchen. “We wanted to keep production of Vermont Village apple cider vinegars close to home and continue to honor the authentic New England heritage that attracted us to the brand from the start. By combining our top-quality manufacturing and new product development processes with the expertise of this experienced workforce, this new expansion will allow us to continue growing the Vermont Village and Stonewall Kitchen brands through the development of new and innovative products.”

Concluded Stiker, “In these challenging times, we’re always looking for ways to continue to self-produce top quality food and home good products Americans need, and increase employment opportunities throughout New England. Together with our recent acquisition of the Village Candle business in Wells, Maine, this operational expansion into Vermont further reinforces our commitment to manufacturing and employment in New England.” 

The new location is located at:

141 North Main Street

Northfield, VT 05663

About Stonewall Kitchen

Stonewall Kitchen is a leading producer of specialty foods and home goods, headquartered in York, Maine. Founded in 1991 by partners Jonathan King and Jim Stott, the two established the Stonewall Kitchen brand by selling jams and jellies at local farmers’ markets with a flavorful line of distinctive and high-quality products. Over time, they expanded the brand to include sauces, condiments, crackers and baking mixes, always focusing on innovative product development, beautiful packaging, and exceptional guest service. Today, Stonewall Kitchen is a family of specialty food and lifestyle products, with premium quality brands including the flagship Stonewall Kitchen brand; the Tillen Farms brand of pickled vegetables and cocktail cherries; the Vermont Village brand of organic apple sauce and apple cider vinegars; the Village Candle brand of fragranced candles, gifts and accessories; the Napa Valley Naturals brand of olive oils, culinary oils, balsamic vinegars and wine vinegars; the Montebello brand of artisan organic pasta imported from Italy; and the Legal Sea Foods brand of restaurant-quality seafood sauces and condiments.  The company boasts more than 8,500 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally; a thriving catalog and online division; a cooking school and café in both York, Maine and Costa Mesa, California; and nine retail Company Stores throughout New England. As winners of 30 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association and the recipient of the coveted Outstanding Product Line Honors three times, Stonewall Kitchen is proud to be one of the most awarded specialty food companies in the country.

 

For more information about Stonewall Kitchen, please visit: www.stonewallkitchen.com

 

April 20, 2020

Contact: Matthew Robertson

Phone: 207.351.2713

mrobertson@stonewallkitchen.com

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Source: Stonewall Kitchen, LLC

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Stonewall Kitchen is a leading specialty food producer headquartered in York, Maine. With more than 6,000 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally, thriving catalog and web divisions and 9 retail Company Stores along the East Coast.

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