Food: E.D. Smith

Name: E.D. Smith

Products: Jams, pie fillings, specialty sauces

Manufactured in: Winona, Ontario

How to buy: Grocery stores across Canada


Canadian owned: No – owned by US company TreeHouse Foods

E.D. Smith has a long history. It was founded in 1878 when a young farmer dreamt of establishing a prosperous farm for future generations. He experimented with grapes, grains, onions, hens, cows, and sheep. In 1878, he also decided to experiment with a small patch of strawberries. By 1882, his hard work was paying off and the juicy strawberries he was growing in the rich soil of Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula were the beginning of a Canadian food empire.

E.D. Smith remained a Canadian company for over 100 years until it was acquired by TreeHouse Foods, an American company based in Illinois in 2007. E.D. Smith previously had two production facilities in Canada but after the closure of the Seaforth plant in 2013, only Winona remains.