Celebrating 125 years
One winter’s evening in 1878 a young farmer earnestly scratched his plans and dreams into his diary. The place? 120 acres tucked under the protective shadow of the Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. The dream? To establish a prosperous farm for future generations -- even though he was still a bachelor! Trying to make a living, he had experimented with grapes, onions, hens, cows, sheep, grain – and that year, a little patch of strawberries. That night he wrote that after 5 years tending his little acre of strawberries, he hoped he could make as much as $150 – for planting, harvesting and taking the fruit to market.
Sure enough by 1882, his hard work began to pay off. But little did E.D.SMITH know that the juicy strawberries that grew so well in this rich soil, would be the beginning of a food empire.
The Taste Creator
For 125 years, we’ve been creating great tasting jams, spreads, marmalades, jellies, pie fillings, ketchup, salsa and more. Today, E.D.SMITH is a leading North American food manufacturer, famous for extra taste in every product. E.D.SMITH also makes many of the most popular private label foods in stores today.
Of course there’s more than great taste behind our 125 year tradition. We’ve added more varieties to our line-up and developed innovative new flavour blends and options like “seedless,” less sugar and no-sugar-added jams and spreads.
Welcome to our kitchen!
Over the years, we never forgot who we cook for. Generations of families have relied on E.D.SMITH jams, spreads, pie fillings, ketchup and syrup for taste, tradition and quality. We work hard each day to ensure that they’ll continue to welcome us into their kitchens for another 125 years.
Enjoy your visit, check out the hints and recipes, and sample our products soon. We think you’ll agree that The Taste Creator deserves a place at your table.