After a vacation to Kauai, and an impulse purchase of the ultimate souvenir (a shave ice machine!), husband and wife team, Peggy + Martyn, created frostbites with the intention of having a fun summer together selling.
Frostbites was born in the summer of 2010. With a promise of using predominantly locally grown ingredients to make their syrups, instead of using the common artificially flavoured day-glo & flavoured ones, Frostbites became known for their fresh, unique, whimsical flavours. Peggy + Martyn knew they were on to something great when their farmer’s market booth became a weekly stop for kids of all ages. Alongside the boom of local distilleries in BC, customers started demanding to be able to take bottles of frostbites syrups home with them to stir up cocktails and craft sodas.
Thanks to strong community support, in 2013, Peggy + Martyn established themselves as syrup manufacturers, bottling up their seasonally inspired syrups year round in Squamish, BC.
When we want a refreshing snack during long photoshoots, Peggy knows exactly what to make! We also love that everything at Frostbites has a focus on small-batch and handmade food and drink. Coming up this year, they’re creating more recipe content for people to get inspiration to play with their drink- and food-making. My personal favorite…. Elderflower. Especially after watching them make it by hand after foraging the florals in our last shoot.
In 2020 Peggy and her team are taking the plunge to build out their "fun factory" and to grow frostbites to be able to reach further across Canada. We can't wait!
I respectfully acknowledge that I live, work and play with my family on the unceded territory of the Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation