Thursday, September 3, 2009
Happy Truck Day! What is Truck Day? Here in New England it has a distinct meaning, at least to baseball fans. Truck Day is a symbol for new beginnings; to the Boston Red Sox it signals the start of the new baseball season. Truck Day is the day the equipment truck departs Fenway Park, headed to Florida, for spring training. Here at Stonewall Kitchen it is not early spring, it is late summer - but it is also a day for new beginnings. Our truck day is also the first day of our new blog.
Hi, I'm Katie, photographer at Stonewall Kitchen. Today I had to be here early to photograph our jam truck. As I was standing outside, in the warm early morning sun, I was thinking about how much I love Maine. If you've ever summered here you already know exactly what I mean. I am utterly convinced there is no better place to be in the summer than Maine.
The temperature, while sweltering other places in the country, is quite comfortable here. Maine has beautiful sandy and rocky shores, pristine lakes, and numerous state parks for enjoying the great outdoors. After all, Maine is called vacationland! Among the many Maine attractions don't forget to come visit us in York, ME for some delicious jam! Our best selling product, Wild Maine Blueberry Jam, is made from a New England Summertime staple - wild Maine blueberries. These berries, hand-raked in northern Maine, are one of our state's hidden treasures. Smaller than other types of blueberries, the wild Maine blueberry is famous for its flavor and
Here at Stonewall Kitchen, we may be best known for our jams, but there is plenty more to see and do than sample jam. Just this morning, as I was outside photographing our jam truck, I took some time to take in our beautiful gardens. Our gardens are always free and open to the public, so please come enjoy them too! While you're here, do stop into the Company Store to see our specialty food products as well as decorative items for your own home and garden. You can also grab a bite to eat at our Cafe or head over to the Cooking School for a cooking class. Taught by local chefs - these classes fill up quickly so register ahead of time online here.
If after all those suggestions you simply still want to come and try our jam, not to worry! Our Company Store is open from 8AM-6PM all summer and does have many food samples ... including Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. You can also visit our website to order products. If you've already been to visit we hope to see you again soon. If you haven't stopped in to see us yet, please consider this your personal invitation.
Check back here often because we'll be sharing recipes, tips and other great entertaining ideas to help fill your life with great food, fun and friends. We also look forward to hearing from you.
Your friend in good taste,
Stonewall Kitchen Photographer