Wise 50 Over 50 Award™
Jill Fisher – Lighthouse Lemonade
Lighthouse Lemonade makes citrus cordials. We employ bright, energetic students as our production tour de force.The success of Lighthouse Lemonade goes way, way back well beyond 2010. The roots of LL pre date confederation & are deeply planted in the red rippled sandbars of Northumberland Strait. This is the body of water that separates New Brunswick & PEI. Our Maritime family recipe is steeped in Canadiana, which we are so proud of.
I started Lighthouse Lemonade Inc when I was 50 years old. I started the business because my centuries old Maritime family recipe (I am a direct descendant of Charles Fisher, one of the fathers of confederation) needed to be shared beyond the borders of the east coast. The time was right to introduce to the Canadian marketplace a product that had natural ingredients, low sugar, was totally consumer customizable, had a small carbon footprint & traces its recipe roots back to the beginning of Canada as a nation.
Our production team is the backbone of the business. High school, college & university students are our lemoners. We love their energy, ideas, vigour. They are making a great product the way the old recipe was intended to be made. With no wavering from the original & natural ingredients, & with an eye for detail & perfection, our lemoners MAKE our products.
We contribute to our communities via donations to the Guelph & Fergus food banks, Tour de Guelph cycle fundraiser for Guelph Hospital & the Ottawa Cancer Centre Lemonade Standemonium & Epic Walk fundraisers. Our products are sold in 5 provinces to date & the store list is growing.