About Us

We are located just outside of Peterborough, Ontario, one kilometre West of Chemong Road on the Lindsay Highway. You can’t miss the bright red roof!

In 1896, Central Smith was founded first as a farmer's co-op. The “factory” produced quality cheese and butter from the milk supplied by local dairy farmers.

In 1952, Central Smith began exclusive production of premium ice cream.

In 1978, the Scates family purchased Central Smith, gradually developing a variety of sherbets, frozen yogurts, dietetic ice cream, and frozen desserts.

Today, we ship coast to coast through our distribution network. We work hard to ensure that we are always offering our customers an exceptional product and experience.

Visit our factory outlet! In winter for wholesale only and in the summer, come join us for a cone!

We've been scooping our creamy goodness since 1979, when we opened a small window at the factory door. We now offer a complete dairy bar with dreamy treats including; cones, sundaes, milkshakes, and frozen yogurt. Or take home some Central Smith ice cream, in 4-litre and 1.89-litre containers. 

Contact us today to see if we can make your 'ice cream dream', a reality! 


We dream in ice cream!
Office Hours
Wholesale Ice Cream available year round!
11.4 L, 4 L and 1.89L
8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday
Scooping Parlour Hours
The Scooping Parlour CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON!


Central Smith has a HUGE variety of products! 

Ice Cream can be eaten on a cone, on a stick, in a dish, as a portion or a novelty item.

Click the icons below and discover what we have to offer you!


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Food Services

 Central Smith places emphasis on building relationships with key distributors and with their customers.

These relationships are true business partnerships defined by:

  • Delivering high quality products
  • Outstanding service as measured by order fill rates and responsiveness to customer needs.
  • Providing personal attention and immediate follow up to any concerns.

Our mission at Central Smith is to give customers an exceptional experience by ensuring quality,
service and innovation in our products.

    • Restaurant Needs

      Your customers deserve nothing but the best. We have a delicious selection of flavours in the 11.4 L as well as PERFECT PORTIONS.

      At Central Smith, we want the
      best for your customers.

      For more information, email info@centralsmith.ca or please call

    • Health Care

      We have a full line of sundae cups including freezies and popsicles. We also have a comprehensive array of no sugar added ice cream.

      For more information, email info@centralsmith.ca or please call

    • Scooping Parlours

      We have a complete line of FUN flavours to choose from. We also carry a variety of cones, scoops, cone holders, cone dispensers, signs and flavour boards to help with point of sale.

      Let us show you how to make money selling Central Smith ice cream.

      For more information, email info@centralsmith.ca or please call

    • Custom Dreams

      With over 115 years of ice cream manufacturing and product development experience Central Smith is in a unique position to offer the expertise to bring new ideas to market. Do you have a unique idea or a co-packing need that you need help with?

      For more information, email info@centralsmith.ca or please call

    • Catering

      Weddings? Banquets? Celebrations?Our unique PERFECT PORTIONS have bulit in portion control!

      Individually packaged in two convenient sizes- try Ice Cream at your next big function.

      For more information, email info@centralsmith.ca or please call

    • Freezer Program

      Our knowledge of freezers is an asset to our customers when determining the type of equipment that is best suited for your location.

      To better understand our complete line-up of freezers, please email info@centralsmith.ca or please call


    • Co-packing

      Our DREAM TEAM and state of the art facility is equipped to provide assistance in the development of new product formulations and flavour concepts.    

      Do you have a unquie idea or co-packing need that we can help you with?

      For more information, email info@centralsmith.ca or please call

    • Schools

      School cafeteria? We can help make lunchtime exciting with our yummy line of ice cream, yogurt, novelty and sherbet products.

      Our Dream Team can help to make your students happy!

      For more information, email info@centralsmith.ca or please call

Custom Co-Packing

Dream a little dream! Let us help you bring your idea to market. Bars, stick products, portioned ice cream in a variety of sizes. Your formula, your way.

Some companies would not be happy with a lack of retail presence for their product. Central Smith on the other hand, consider it a blessing in disguise. Your brand is our #1 priority, and we focus our time and effort creating frozen dessert products that meet your standards.

Timely delivery, innovation, unique flavour ideas, packaging solutions, online registration for ordering and adherence to the highest industry standards through BRC, HACCP and CFIA; are just a few of the reasons why Central Smith can bring your individual ideas to market.

Do you have an idea or a plan to create a new frozen dessert? Are you looking for a partner that will work with you every step of the way to bring your product to market? If so, we should chat.

Please email mike@centralsmith.ca or call (705)742‑5867.

Contact Us

We are located one kilometre west of Chemong Road on the Lindsay highway. You can't miss the BIG red roof!

Our Location

739 Lindsay Road
Selwyn, Ontario K9J 0C5

GPS Location

739 Lindsay Road
Smith Ennismore Lakefield

  • Telephone: (705) 742-5867
  • Fax: (705) 748-6037
  • Toll Free: 1-800-461-1464
Dream Team
General Inquiries

Please direct all Inquiries to

Order Inquiries

Please direct all Orders to
orders@centralsmith.ca or call (705)742-5867.


The Dream Team

Ian Scates -President ex 207
Scott Coleman-Sadd -Production ex 221
Phil Nayler -Sales ex 220
Orders ex 208
Steve Paul- Operations ext 205
Michael Kalisz- Sales ex 209
Central Smith Creamery, 739 Lindsay Road, Selwyn, Ontario K9J 0C5