Stonewall Kitchen Buys Tillen Farms
Stonewall Kitchen, a specialty food manufacturer and retailer, is purchasing the Tillen Farms brand of premium cocktail garnishes, including uniquely-crisp pickled vegetables and Pacific Northwest cherries. The transaction is expected to be completed in January 2018.
The quality and variety of Tillen Farms, which also includes pickled asparagus, dilly beans and signature Bada Bing cherries, is “completely complementary to the specialty food categories we currently offer, and provides us with an immediate leadership presence in the cocktail garnish category,” noted John Striker, CEO of Stonewall Kitchen. “We also see great synergies between these two specialty food brands, from innovative product development to expanded distribution, and we are excited about the opportunity to grow Tillen Farms alongside Stonewall Kitchen.”
Tim Metzger, founder and owner of Tillen Farms, which began 13 years ago noted that he “couldn’t imagine a more perfect partner than Stonewall Kitchen to help take the brand to the next level. We share similar values of providing superior product quality, clean ingredient labels and predominantly U.S.-based sourcing and manufacturing.”