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Kitchen Open House

September 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/Vancouver Timezone
JD's Sunshine Jams
2456 Sooke River Rd
Sooke, BC V9Z 0X7
Janice & Danny

Take a tour of JD Sunshine Jams and Such newly-anointed commercial kitchen in Sooke! Enjoy gluten-free samples and the opportunity to purchase their garden bounty!

From their hobby farm near the Sooke Pot Holes on Vancouver Island,  Janice and Danny Willis turn the fruits and vegetables from their garden into more than 130 gluten-free products. Sun-ripened and grown without the use of chemicals, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and haskap berries are transformed into succulent jams, jellies and sauces from Janice’s family recipes.

As Danny harvests successive crops of corn, tomatoes, hot peppers, beets, peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, asparagus, rhubarb, zucchini, Janice creates a potpourri of chutneys, pickles, relish and vinegars.

Their flavourful, always gluten-free creations are sought after at farmer’s markets throughout the region – and by fans around the world.

 New (Alcoholic) Products at JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such. Sample them today!

• Snake Bite is Sea Cider Brambleberry with Gluten Free Forager Beer
• Pippins Jelly is Sea Cider Pippins with Disaronno
• Caramel Apple Funtini is Sea Cider Kings and Spies with Butterscotch Schnapps
• Savoury Rumrunner is Sea Cider Rumrunner with Dark Rum
• Blue Hawaiian is pineapple juice with Coconut Rum and Curacao

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Catch JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at the Goldstream Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 10-2 from May 20th to October 21st
Call ahead to place a special order –  250-589-2304

Keep up with JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at the Langford Legion Night Market,  Sooke’s Seedy Saturday, Sooke’s Thursday Market, Metchosin’s Farmer’s Market, Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt and more.

NOTE: JD’s Market Table is Gluten-Free! Only Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Bread & Glutino’s Gluten-Free Crackers are used for sampling purposes. 

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Danny & Janice Willis


  • “Fantastic products, such unique flavors. Impressed how professionally everything is done by J&D. Thanks for the great job of sending your products to my sister in New Zealand. Their guests enjoyed the first “tastings” of your products….along with some wine of course!”
  • “Onion marmalade, veggies antipasto & peach Melba jam are my favs!!”
  • “My Sweet Picante (Red Pepper Jelly) is now a staple in our house this time of year. We ordered several jars the other day and it was delivered to our doorstep that same day! It was as usual, nothing shy of perfection! Amazing customer service too! Love it.”


All JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such products are Gluten-Free* and MSG-free

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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Products

  • Basil Marinara Sauce
  • Beet Relish
  • Black Forest Sauce w/chocolate liqueur & cherries
  • Blueberry Relish w/blueberry, cranberry & habanera
  • Brandied Peaches
  • Cauli-Cuke Relish  
  • Chilli Blue Papaya Chutney w/rum flavouring
  • Corn Relish
  • Creole Sauce
  • Dilly Relish
  • Devil’s Breath Salsa w/tomato, hot pepper & minimal sugar
  • Green Tomato Chutney
  • Helluva Jalapeno Jelly
  • Hot Fuzz BBQ w/peach BBQ & habanera
  • James Peachy Keen Hot Sauce
  • Lavender Wine Jelly w/white wine
  • Morning Glory Jam w/peaches, pears, oranges, lemon & apples
  • Mango Madness Jam
  • Mucho Caliente w/six peppers (hot!)
  • Peaches & Scream BBQ Sauce w/peach BBQ sauce,  habanera & Bourbon
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa w/tomato,  cucumber, pepper & no sugar
  • Pina Colada Sauce w/pineapple with coconut rum
  • Plum Crazy BBQ Sauce
  • Pizza Sauce (no sugar)
  • Raspberry Green Tea Jelly
  • Roasted Garlic Jelly
  • Salsa Verde w/green tomato, minimal sugar
  • Sangria Jelly w/ red wine and Cointreau
  • Scotch Ginger Marmalade w/scotch flavouring
  • Thai Basil Lemon Jelly w/lemon, honey, thai basil
  • Tomato-Ancho Sauce
  • Tropical Fruit Salsa w/honey (spicy)
  • Wild Berry Pomegranate Jelly

Products that may contain dairy

  • Banana Daiquiri Jam w/rum flavouring (seasonal)
  • Blackberry Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Buccaneer Strawberry Jam w/rum flavouring
  • Bumbleberry Jam w/raspberries, blackberries & blueberries
  • Golden Sunrise Jam w/apricot & pineapple
  • ‘K’ Berry  Jam w/ strawberry & banana
  • Love Apple Jelly
  • My Sweet Picante Jelly w/red pepper
  • Onion Marmalade

Products that may contain dairy (cont)

  • Peach Melba Jam
  • Persian Sunrise Jam – Golden Sunrise w/curry
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Raspberry Sambuca Jelly w/ sambuca flavouring
  • Rhubarb Jam
  • Strawberry Jam w/strawberries grown in Sooke
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  • Tandoori Curry Sauce

Products that may contain cinnamon

  • Beet Ginger Vinegar
  • Beet Pickles
  • Bitter Melon Relish
  • Bread n Butter Pickles
  • Carrot Cake Jam w/carrots, pears & pineapple
  • Chipotle Abodo w/honey
  • Crabapple Butter
  • Dilly Beans
  • Dilly Carrots
  • Hamburger Relish
  • Hawaiian Ninja w/Bhut Jokolia (ghost peppers)
  • Hot Pickled Beans
  • Hot Pickled Garlic
  • Hot Pickled Carrots
  • Mango Chutney
  • Rhubarb Relish
  • Sweet Mustard Pickles
  • Vindaloo Bites Curried Pickles

Products that may contain dairy & cinnamon

  • Pumpkin Butter (seasonal)


  • Raspberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Blackberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Strawberry-Apple X Light – with Xylitol
  • Note: jams made with Xylitol have a shorter shelf life


  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry-Plum
  • Edson’s Third Degree Burn
  • Herb (no sugar)
  • Mango-Ginger
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry Citrus
  • Thai Alarm Fire

JDs sunshine jams AJD’s Sunshine Jams & Such – The Back Story

For more than thirty years, Janice followed and supported her husband, Danny while he served as an RCMP officer across Saskatchewan and British Columbia. In 2014, they chose to settle in the community of Sooke and explore what they could make of their ‘retirement’ years.

As it happened, in June of that year,  their son James was working for a chef in downtown Victoria who was searching for ‘locally-made’ jams to serve during High Tea. He wanted something that would outshine the competition. In short order,  Janice stepped up to provide the eight jams and two vinegars she had been making for years from family recipes. Soon enough, she began selling in Artisan’s Lane to passengers from the Coho and Clipper ferries and tourists from around the globe. Three years later, she and Danny have turned their retirement into a full-time, full-scale labour of love!

It was important to Janice that her products be enjoyed by customers following a gluten-free diet. Janice attributes her regained health to her 100% gluten-free diet after years of struggling with a host of auto-immune disorders. Not only does she love sharing celiac-friendly wares at farmer’s markets, she loves to share her journey with others who are seeking to improve their health through fresh, locally-grown whole food

Janice is keen to learn more! If you have an heirloom recipe that you can offer Janice, she will gladly repay with a jar of her very best strawberry jam!

  • *All JD’s Sunshine James & Such products are gluten-free with the exception of Mocha Stout Jelly  & Pothole Jelly

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