Friday, March 2, 2012

Jammin' in Dubai

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Back in 1991, while selling homemade jam at the local farmers' market, I can guarantee that Jim and Jonathan never thought that one day they would be seeing their jam sold in Euros, Rupees and Dirhams.  Our products are currently exported to over 40 different countries around the world; everywhere from Canada to Europe to India and New Zealand! 

We have been lucky enough to attend trade shows across the US in cities such as San Francisco, New York City, and Las Vegas-to name a few-and over the past few years we have been branching out and attending international shows.  We have attended SIAL in Paris and Canada, Anuga in Germany and most recently, we attended the Gulfoods Show in Dubai.

Our local distributor brought us around the city and showed us his store where our products are proudly displayed, including on their store sign overlooking one of the main streets; check out those pancakes!

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Stonewall Kitchen Pancake Mix displayed outside the mall

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One of our display units shown in the front window 

Dubai was an amazing city filled with gorgeous buildings, friendly people and many of the world's "Biggest and Best" such as the tallest building in the world, largest mall and the best indoor skiing around! 
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Looking up at the 162 stories of the Burj Khalifa
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Checking out the camels in the Arabian Desert
When traveling to these other countries, it is always fascinating to learn what the favorite products are, and how many people know who Stonewall Kitchen is, but give you a blank look when you when you say you are from Maine!  We quickly learned that "an hour north of Boston" was much more understood than 'being from Maine.'  Here are a few of the favorites from our customers in the United Arab Emirates;
  • Wild Maine Blueberry Jam
  • Balsamic Fig Dressing
  • Country Ketchup
  • Old Farmhouse Chutney

Can you guess what our number one exported product is?

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