Since the 1800s…
Since the 1800s, LITTLE SPRING has provided pure water for our FAMILY. Now, we want to share it with yours.
The Petersen family and our pioneer ancestors have been blessed by a small, mountain spring called Little Spring since the 1800s when we first settled in the beautiful Bear Lake Valley on the border of Utah and Idaho. The family’s homestead was and still is nestled in a lovely spot between Swan Peak, the tallest mountain in the area, and stunning Bear Lake, known as the “Caribbean of the Rockies” for its vibrant, blue water.
Little Spring is a natural spring a short way up a nearby canyon from our home where the pure water bubbles up to the surface from an underground aquifer. Since settling here, Little Spring has provided our family’s drinking water, cared for a dairy farm, watered a campground, and even raised one of the first raspberry patches in the valley, something for which Bear Lake is famous.
Much of the work to protect and improve the natural spring was done by “Grandpa” Bryan L. Booth. Without him, Little Spring wouldn’t exist as we know it today. He is such a loved and meaningful part of our family that we still refer to him as “Grandpa Booth” even though he’s passed and we’ve recently welcomed the 5th generation since his time. Grandpa Booth’s descendants have known all our lives that Little Spring was special.
In the early 2000s, we started to wonder whether we could bottle this delicious water that means so much to us and share it with the world, and after a long wait, that dream is finally coming true! Grandpa Booth’s grandson, Troy Petersen, and his wife Tonya, are small town, country folks through and through. After decades of hard work and saving, they were able to use Troy’s construction expertise to build a beautiful bottling facility that is an improvement to the area, will ensure our water remains absolutely pristine, and creates much-needed jobs for the small towns nearby.
Our pioneer ancestors might wonder what all the equipment is for when the water is already so good. In fact, Little Spring water is so naturally pure straight out of the ground that one of our favorite moments in this journey was when we sent professional lab results to our bottling equipment manufacturer and they mistakenly believed the water had already been treated before testing! They were dumbfounded that the natural quality of Little Spring is this incredible, but we could have told them that.
Now with a solid team of local talent, Little Spring is ready to bring this amazing water to the world, starting in summer 2021. We hope you’re excited. We certainly are!