Name: Sprague Foods Limited
Products: Soups, Beans, Specialty Beans, Baked Beans
Manufactured in: Belleville, Ontario
Where to buy: Costco, Select Metro, Farmboy, Sobey’s, No Frills, Local retailers
Canadian owned: Yes
Sprague Foods is a medium-sized Canadian cannery, preserving quality foods since 1925. They are regulated by the CFIA and FDA and are also BRC, Organic, and Kosher certified.
Sprague is one of the dozens of canneries that started up in Prince Edward County, Ontario, between 1882, when the first cannery opened, until the mid-1900s, when the local canning industry took a sharp downturn. Of the approximately 75 small independent canneries that once operated in the County, Sprague is the only cannery that survived. Sprague moved to their current location in Belleville in 1996.