A rich history evolves with rich new flavours on Main Street, Wellington
The Old Greenhouse Ice Cream Shop continues a heritage of commerce and enterprise on the very same site on Wellington’s Main Street that began in 1845.
On the very location of what is now The Old Greenhouse Ice Cream Shop, William Harris established a woodworking shop that later included a paint shop and later a blacksmith shop. Harris was a wagon and sleigh maker by trade who also built boats on the site.
Over the years, 182 Main Street has been home to many subsequent businesses, including a garage and, for more than 40 years, the home of Wight’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop.
Today, it is home to The Old Greenhouse Ice Cream Shop – a natural reflection of the changing face of commerce in Wellington.
Owner/operator Sandi Wight is a Wellington girl born and raised and is a familiar face in the retail scene of The County.
Where once carriages and boats were built here, today will be frozen treats on offer to local ice cream lovers and the burgeoning tourist trade in Prince Edward County – a place where appetites come to be satisfied in all manner of tastes.
The Old Greenhouse Ice Cream Shop brings a unique ice cream experience to The County with the introduction of FlavorBurst soft serve ice cream. FlavorBurst is a marvel of modern technology utilizing computerized flavour infusion to produce an endless combination of soft serve ice cream flavours.
As well, we are proud to introduce a full line of full-cream, premium scoop ice cream produced for us by Central Smith Creamery, near Peterborough. Central Smith has been producing premium ice cream since 1952 and we’re delighted to be the first to bring their products into The County!
The Old Greenhouse Ice Cream shop will also feature a full line of shakes, blizzard style desserts, come frozen yogurt flavours and will include, when seasonal, County produced fruits and berries in our dessert creations.
The Old Greenhouse Ice Cream Shop where we’re “Growing the flavour of Wellington one scoop at a time!”