One winter’s evening in 1878 a young farmer earnestly scratched his plans and dreams into his diary. The place? 120 acres tucked under the protective shadow of the Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. The dream? To establish a prosperous farm for future generations -- even though he was still a bachelor! Trying to make a living, he had experimented with grapes, onions, hens, cows, sheep, grain – and that year, a little patch of strawberries. That night he wrote that after 5 years tending his little acre of strawberries, he hoped he could make as much as $150 – for planting, harvesting and taking the fruit to market. Sure enough by 1882, his hard work began to pay off. But little did E.D.SMITH know that the juicy strawberries that grew so well in this rich soil, would be the beginning of a food empire.
For over 125 years, we’ve been creating great tastingproducts. Today, E.D.SMITH is a leading North American food manufacturer, famous for extra taste in every product. E.D.SMITH also makes many of the most popular private label foods in stores today.
Jams, jellies, preserves, spreads,dressings, flavor enhancers, barbeque sauces, pasta sauces, organics, salsas, pancake syrup, ketchup and mayonnaise!
Generations of families have relied on E.D.SMITH products for taste, tradition and quality. We work hard each day to ensure that they’ll continue to welcome us into their kitchens for another 125 years. Originally a family owned business for well over a century, now under the umbrella of Tree House Foods, which was founded in 2005. TreeHouse has expanded its branches through acquisitions to create a wide product portfolio.
E.D. SMITH has locations is both Winona, Ontario just outside of Hamilton and in Seaforth, Ontario just outside of Stratford.
2010 Business Platinum Award for excellence in Sustainability and Waste Diversion from the Rycyling Council of Ontario.
2010 Dressing of the Year from the Association of Dressings and Sauces.