Sunrise Berry Farms took root as a small family Saskatoon Berry orchard planted in Southern Alberta in the summer of 1995. The dream was to have a small orchard which would provide the basis on which to grow a viable fruit processing and pie making business. With the assistance of the food scientists at the Alberta Food Processing facility in Leduc, Alberta, we developed premium quality pie filling, syrups and jelly. Overwhelming response at farmer’s markets in Lethbridge, Millarville and Calgary soon forced us to open a provincially inspected facility in Lethbridge for processing fruit into finished goods. It wasn’t long after this that we opened a store front alongside our processing facility, as a place for our customers to reach us year-round. More processing and less farming has lead us to developing a new name for our business, now more appropriately known as “the Pie Store”. To our relief, our shift towards processing has also lead us to depend more heavily on our longstanding saskatoon berry supplier, Ravenwing Farms, in Evansburg Alberta. Today we continue to explore new opportunities to reach a customer who appreciates the care and attention it takes to produce an exceptional product!
Ken & Lois Dyck