FRESH FROM LOCAL FAMILY FARMS TO YOUR TABLE
“If we wouldn't bring it home to our family, we won't sell it to yours.”
Stew Leonard’s has been committed to providing shoppers with high-quality produce since the early 1970s when the dairy store first began selling fruits and vegetables from local Connecticut family farms. Today, we sell more farm fresh, local produce than ever when it’s in season, and provide top quality produce from other areas when it’s not. Our customers get the best of both worlds! Wherever it comes from, it’s at the peak of freshess when we put it on our shelves.
You Won't Find Cherries Anywhere Better Than These!
Stew and our produce team flew across the country to visit our cherry farmer in Washington State with World Famous Grower, Kyle Mathison! Wow - check out these gorgeous cherries!
Stew's Cherry Pizza!
When Stew went to Washington State visit friend and grower Kyle Mathison — known as “The Cherry King” — he stopped at a pizza restaurant after checking out the world’s best cherries. The pizza maker showed Stew how to make a cherry pizza! He loved it so much, he couldn’t wait for the next big cherry sale at Stew’s! Check out this video and Stew will share this tasty recipe with you!
Blake’s Grilled Peaches with
Vanilla Ice Cream
Looking for a fresh and easy summertime dessert? Look no further than Blake Leonard’s recipe for Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream, a sweet way to end any backyard BBQ.
4 to 6 peaches
Stew Leonard’s Olive Oil
Stew Leonard’s Vanilla Ice Cream
• Heat your gas grill to medium or allow your charcoal grill to cool to medium/low heat.
• Cut peaches in half, following the seams, and twist to remove pits
• Brush the cut side of the peaches with olive oil and place cut side down on the grill.
• Grill for about 4-5 minutes, or until the peaches start to soften and grill marks are starting to develop.
• Brush the tops of the peaches with oil and flip. Move the peaches to indirect heat and continue grilling for 4-5 minutes.
Serve immediately with a scoop of Stew Leonard’s vanilla ice cream.
Stew's Tip - Make Your Own Produce Wash
Here’s the recipe for my fresh produce wash:
- Mix 1 cup of vinegar to 4 cups of water in a spray bottle
- Add a tablespoon of lemon juice
- Shake the bottle to combine
- Spray your produce
- Place the sprayed produce in a colander in the sink
- Scrub harder fruits and vegetables – such as potatoes and carrots- with a vegetable brush
- Rinse with cool water
Store your vegetables in the crisper of your fridge in a plastic bag or container. However, store your fruit in a different part of the refrigerator, away from the vegetables, so that it doesn’t ripen to quickly! And remember - don't bleach the veggies or use chlorine on the fruit. No disinfecting wipes or isopropyl alcohol, either. Stew Leonard’s water, vinegar, and lemon juice produce spray will do the trick to thoroughly clean your farm fresh fruits and veggies. - Stew
Over 100 Local Farms
Under One Roof!
We’re getting daily deliveries from our local farmers in Connecticut, New Jersey, The Hudson Valley and Long Island. The super sweet corn is incredible. Picked at sunrise. You don’t even need butter!
Avocados Are Always
In Season Around Here...
Until avocados can be grown in the tri-state area, count on Stew Leonard’s to bring you the very best from Michoacán, Mexico, where the “blooming” season is year-round. Michoacán has rich volcanic soil, the perfect amount of sunlight and rain, and a warm semi-tropical climate that gives the avocados a luscious flavor and texture!
Meet Our Growers
From Down On The Farm!
Fourth generation Long Island vegetable grower Bob Nolan operates Deer Run Farms with the help of his wife Janet, son Samuel, daughter Valerie, and Uncle Henry Lohmann. They grow spinach, cabbage, and a wide variety of lettuce: Romaine, Boston, Red Boston, Red Leaf, Green Leaf, Red Oak, Green Oak, Red Batavian, Green Batavian and French Iceberg. Whichever is your favorite, you’ll find it just-picked-fresh at Stew Leonard’s.