Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza was started in May 2013 by Stan Stinson and Tina Ford as a mobile pizza vendor and caterer. Our first event was at The Greene Street Farmer’s Market in Huntsville, Alabama. We bought our first mobile pizza oven with hopes to travel and to attend festivals. Little did we know that Huntsville had other plans for our little pizza oven on a trailer.
In June 2013, we signed up to sell pizzas at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. It was a fun and enlightening experience! We learned a lot about how important developing processes and becoming efficient are while keeping our standards high was going to be.
When we settled in to weekly vending at the farmer’s markets in Huntsville, we were fortunate that Matt Wake, a food and entertainment reporter with AL. com decided to try our pizzas at The Greene Street Farmer’s Market. Matt shared his review and praises with his readers … and our lives changed forever.
After our first review, the phone rang off the hook and we were on our way to becoming a full time vendor and caterer. We were on our way….
We sold pizzas everywhere — farmer’s markets, food truck rallies, private catering, company parties, graduations, weddings, sporting events, church socials and picnics, Redstone Arsenal, festivals, you name it.
A very popular event for us was selling pizza at the local craft breweries in Huntsville and Madison, AL. The Rocket City is a mecca for craft breweries and wow, are we thankful! Our popularity continued to increase as did our determination to offer delicious food for our customers.
Two short years later, we were collaborating with Yellowhammer Brewing to have our pizza joint inside the Yellowhammer brewery building, which is located at Huntsville’s newest entertainment district, known as Campus 805. (www.campus805.com) Campus 805 is the South’s premier brewery, event and entertainment venue that has been developed on the vacant Stone Middle School properties. Being the first brewery and restaurant to open at Campus 805, we are so thankful for the support and patronage that our customers, their friends and families have shown us!
While craft pizza and craft beer are a perfect duo, a perfect trio is even better. We have created a house made ice cream that sets the bar for sweet treats. We push the envelope with our adult ice cream, our signature flavor is bourbon butter pecan. Stan makes a variety of flavors depending on the availability of ingredients and the season.
It was an amazing year and we are excited to see what the future holds!