Summerland Sweets Ltd
Summerland Sweets is a family-owned and operated business that has been producing quality fruit products since 1962. F.E. (Ted) Atkinson founded Summerland Sweets shortly after retiring from his work at the Federal Agricultural Research Station in Summerland where he acted as head of the food processing lab for many years.
Our original product was our fruit jelly candy, after which our pancake syrups and gourmet jams were soon added to the product line. Ted’s success was a result of his dedication to quality which the company continues to uphold today. Ted believed in using only top quality tree or vine-ripened fruit, picked at the peak of maturity, and processed as quickly as possible to capture maximum flavour and maintain the natural colour of the fruit.
Since its modest beginning the business has grown considerably and now offers much more to our visitors! In 2008 Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery was opened and with the guidance of winemaker, Ron Taylor, now produces 17 off-dry table wines and 11 dessert wines, all from BC-grown fruit.
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we hosted a complimentary pancake breakfast which has now become an annual tradition. Held in June this is a great event to attend and a wonderful way to discover Summerland Sweets fruit syrups! Or visit our country store anytime to enjoy watching our production video, sample our delicious jam, syrup and wine or relax with an ice cream cone in our picnic area!