What do Stew Leonard’s, Woodstock, the 1969 Miracle Mets, and Sesame Street all have in common? 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of each! Wow!
We invite you to celebrate Stew Leonard’s golden anniversary as we feature Fresh, Family and FUN in exciting ways throughout the year. We’ll kick off the celebration April 3, 2019 and end in November with another milestone: the 90th birthday of store founder Stew Leonard Sr.!
Visit this page each month as we feature new items, special events, contests, exclusive offers and fun stories featuring the Leonard’s family, spotlights on our Team Members who tireless work behind the scenes, fun facts and more!
We Keep It Local
“My team and I love to visit the local, family farmers we’ve spent decades building relationships with. If we can get to the farm for lunch and be back home before dinner, that’s LOCAL to us.” In season, you’ll find daily deliveries and first crops of the season – fresh from the farm!
Blue Hills Orchard
Blue Hills Farm is a fifth generation family-owned farm in Wallingford, Conn., just 43 miles from Stew Leonard’s store in Norwalk. Eric Henry, his wife, and his mother farm more than 300 acres of apples, peaches and pearsthat are picked and brought to Stew Leonard’s daily.
Fix Brothers Farms
Hudson Valley, NY
Gary Fix and his brothers David and Bobby are fifth-generation owners of Fix Farms in Livingston, New York. Located only 90 miles from Stew Leonard’s store in Yonkers, Fix grows cherries, peaches, and pears.
The business began in 1870 by George Cassaday’s great-great grandfather. Originally it was a small family farm consisting of chickens, eggs, and hay to sustain the Cassaday family’s needs. The farm later grew to include fruits and vegetables that were marketed to Cassaday customers.
A fifth-generation farm in Northford, CT, Joe Defrancesco has been supplying Stew’s with farm fresh veggies and herbs for years! With over 120 acres of vegetables, fruits and greenhouses, Joe and his sons stay busy growing and picking the BEST! We are PROUD to offer it to you! A Stew’s trusted family farm since 1980!
Meet Jamie DiStefano
Jamie was promoted to Vice President of Stew Leonard’s in Newington in 2015. He started at Stew’s in 1992 in the Norwalk store and worked in the Garden Shoppe and produce departments before going on to manage the meat and seafood departments. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of Stew Leonard’s Boot Camp class.
Jamie and his wife Aimee are high school sweethearts. They are the proud parents of a son, Jamie, and a daughter, Haille.
Stew's Ultimate Burger Contest
Upload your photo for a chance to win a $250 Stew Leonard's Gift Card!
We are looking for the ULTIMATE Stew’s Burger! How would YOU build yours? Two patties, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a brioche bun? Chicken patties loaded with avocado and mozzarella on a potato roll? A giant stack of gourmet beef patties topped with Stew’s Kettle Chips on a pretzel bun? The possibilities are endless!>/p>
Build your burger, snap a photo and submit it to our gallery at StewLeonards.com July 1-30, 2019. We’ll choose one ULTIMATE Burger Builder to win a $250 Gift Card! Two runners-up will each win a $50 Gift Card. EVERYONE who enters will be featured in our Stew’s Burger Gallery.CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR PHOTO