Published On: Sat, Jan 13th, 2018

Food acquisition news : Stonewall Kitchen acquires Tillen Farms

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: Maine-based specialty food manufacturer has completed its acquisition of Tillen Farms, a cocktail garnishes brand for an undisclosed price.

Tillen Farms’ products include uniquely-crisp pickled vegetables and Pacific Northwest cherries.

The brand, which was launched in 2004, boasts of a dozen cocktail garnishes supplied to grocery stores, specialty stores, health food stores, liquor and food service.

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Stonewall Kitchen, a portfolio company of private equity firm Centre Partners, had entered into an agreement to acquire Tillen Farms in mid-December 2017 with a vision to create a premier specialty food platform in North America.

The specialty food manufacturer plans to use its expertise in brand building, product development and omni-channel distribution to continue to grow the combined businesses organically and by making more selective acquisitions.

Tillen Farms pickled vegetables are available in different varieties of asparagus, , dilly beans and snap peas. On the other hand, its Pacific Northwest cherries range includes varieties like Merry Maraschino, Bada Bing, and Rainier Reserve.

Tillen Farms’ products are claimed to contain no artificial ingredients and are made using a processing technology that provides a high degree of crispness throughout the year.

Some of the Stonewall Kitchen and Tillen Farms products (Photo courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Stonewall Kitchen)

Commenting on Stonewall Kitchen acquisition of Tillen Farms, – the CEO of Stonewall Kitchen, said: “Tillen Farms is a strong and well-recognized brand and a leader in the pickled vegetable and cocktail cherry categories, with delicious offerings like pickled asparagus, spicy dilly beans, and their signature Bada Bing cherries.

“We look forward to welcoming the Tillen Farms team into our organization, which will allow us to leverage the strengths of both brands to help grow the other.”

Stonewall Kitchen is a manufacturer of jams, jellies, sauces, condiments, mustards, baking mixes among other specialty food products.

Tim Metzger – the Founder of Tillen Farms, commenting on Stonewall Kitchen acquisition of Tillen Farms, said: “Joining the Stonewall Kitchen family is the perfect fit for us. They have long been known for their strengths in product development and brand building, and we’ve already started working together on several new products set to launch later this year which will be wonderful additions to our already successful product line-up.

“I look forward to working with the Stonewall Kitchen team to bring Tillen Farms to the next level and to realize our growth potential.”

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