In 1995, Donna Denison bottled the first batch of Little Creek Dressing on her family farm – Little Creek Gardens. More than two decades later, the dressing is still made with care in small batches.
The Little Creek property has been in the Denison family since 1947. Donna, her husband Dale, and son Jubi moved to the land in 1984 to farm organic vegetables. Ten years later, looking for a way to work from home while she raised her twin daughters, Donna decided to try bottling the salad dressing she had always served with the organic greens from the farm.
Donna developed each dressing recipe using high-quality, organic ingredients paired with handcrafted vinegars to create unique, artisan flavours. As well, all the dressings are vegan, GMO-free, and produced using renewably-sourced energy.
At first, Donna made the famous Okanagan’s Original Vinaigrette using raspberries, basil, and garlic that grew on the farm. When production got too big, Little Creek bought ingredients from other farmers. The business kept growing, and in 2014, production moved off the farm and into the Little Creek facility in Kelowna. In 2016, Jubi became the company’s Executive Director, continuing the family legacy.
Today, Little Creek Dressing is made in small, well-tended batches, and the company remains true to its founding values: creating wholesome, flavourful foods that support healthy eating, healthy living, and a healthy planet.
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