Sweetsmith Candy Co. was founded by Dannah Davies in the summer of 2012. With money saved for a school that she earned from paper routes, and jobs growing up, she began cooking her candy at home and selling at a local farmer's market once a week. Her handcrafted candy (all of which is based on a family recipe which she committed to memory as a teen) caught on fast. Soon enough she had to quit her day job, rented a commercial kitchen, and hired help to keep up with the demand.
In the time that Sweetsmith has been in operation, Dannah's candy has made its way into every market from Cochrane to Okotoks. Her sweets can be found at the Spruce Meadows International Christmas market, and various summer markets.