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Ohio Co-Packers: Want to Sell Your Salsa, Preserves, Jams, Etc.? Learn About Using A CoPacker to Prepare It!

If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, applesauce, apple butter, jams, jellies, or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. That's fine for relatively small quantities, and if there is a licensed kitchen to rent nearby at a good cost. See this page for shared use kitchens in Ohio. But it may be less expensive (and less risky) for your new business to use a CoPacker to prepare their food, according to you recipe and process. 

What is a Co-Packer?

Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies to sell.  These products range from nationally-known brands to private labels.  Entrepreneurs choose to use the services of copackers for many reasons.  Copackers can provide entrepreneurs with a variety of services in addition to manufacturing and packaging products.  They can often help in the formulation of the product.  The copacker may function only as a packer of other people's products or may be in business with his own product line.  They may be, in fact, manufacturing several competing products.  The range of services available from a copacker will vary depending on the size and experience of the copacker and the type of facilities and the capacity of their plant.

Choosing a Co-Packer

You will want to choose a co-packer who has experience making the type of product and packaging that you need.  You may also want to choose a co-packer that is located close to you or your source materials and/or market or distribution centers to reduce costs.

See this page for much, much more about co-packers, like advantages, disadvantages and how to choose a copacker.

The following list consists of companies in Ohio that have co-packing capabilities. This list is neither all-inclusive, nor is it meant to serve as an endorsement.

If you are a co-packer wishing to be added to this list, add your information here.

Ohio Co-Packers

  • Cassie's Country Cupboard, LLC - Copacker, Commercial kitchen, Dry shelf storage, Plastic, We specialize in small and start-ups
    1070 Skeels Rd., Celina, OH 45822. Phone: (419) 852-0839. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . Dry mix facility, very low minimum order quantities. Spice blends, dry soup mixes, dry baking mixes, etc. Looking to work with very small start-ups to get them up and running to eventually move on to a larger co-pack facility. Click here for our Facebook page. Located in Mercer County. (ADDED: July 01, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • JES Foods -
    1800 Industrial Dr., Celina, OH 45822. Phone: 419-586-7446. Contact: Mike Hays. We cater to your food processing needs, from preparation to packaging. We process and blend meat-based products, such as frozen sauces and shelf stable broths, and more. We take fresh fruit and vegetable processing a step further with sliced, diced, pureed and blending options. JES Foods custom blends spices and dry blends, adhering to strict quality standards and advanced environmental monitoring. Packaging flexibility helps our customers gain efficiency—we offer a full range from 1-pound containers to 2,000-pound totes and more.
  • Martinez Food Products, LLC
    1220 Belmont Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607. Phone: 866-293-5477. Phone: 419-720-6973. Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties: Natural salsa, Roasted Garlic and Roasted Vegetables.
  • Middle Eastern Delites Copackers - UPDATE for 2019: they may have closed, their website is gone
    1220 Belmont Avenue, Toledo, OH 43607. Phone: 419-215-8163. Contact: Pete Smith. Products: All drink mixes, salsa, ketchup, mustards, salad dressing, consulting, product placement, marketing support, financing
  • Milo's Co-Packing -
    94 Columbus Rd., Athens, Ohio 45701. Phone: 866-589-6456. Email: [email protected]. Work with a professional team with more than 80 years of combined experience. The basic steps are outlined below:
    Verify we can make the type of products you need
    Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
    Send us your recipe for high-level evaluation & ballpark cost estimate
    Schedule a phone call & complete Process Authority review pre-work
    Provide you a firm quote for production & Product Development costs
    Our PD team will work with you to get the recipe(s) scaled and commercialized
    Schedule initial test production, with you present
    Provide you with full spec sheet info for labels .
  • Patter Fam Foods Co Packing -
    8019 Hayport Rd, Wheelersburg, OH 45694. Phone: (740)352-2008. Email: [email protected]. Patter Fam Foods is your new full-service co-packing partner! We are strategically located in the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tri-state region, in the center of some of the richest agricultural regions in the Eastern U.S.We have a proven track record for expecting high quality in our food products and that meticulous care follows us into our new production facility. We are dedicated to outstanding customer service and food partnerships with our clients. Our mission has always been to make every dining experience great! Our niche is the small producer/cottage based industry that is underserved by the co-packing industry. We can produce your product in quantities as small as 10 gallons or as large as you need. You no longer have to produce in quantities of 100 - 250 gallon runs! If you are a food producer with a limited budget, or a start-up looking for a way to make your product “market ready” we can provide all the service you need to make it happen. From consulting, to branding, to product development to logistics.
  • Signature Sauces -
    7169 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, OH 44131. Phone: 216-642-4605. Fax: 216-642-7331. Email: [email protected].
  • Sunapple Company -  Commercial cannery
    Columbus, OH.  They hande high-acid foods, certified glutenfree baking facility with a frozen food license, bakery, frozen foods, catering and meat HACCP certifications. Sunapple Kitchens is not a rental kitchen. Vendors work with ARC employees to train the person who will be making their product.
  • Uncle Jester's Fine Foods, LLC -
    Dayton, OH 45475. Phone: 937-550-1025. Phone: 888-212-1519. Fax: 937-550-1028. Email: [email protected]. Uncle Jester's Fine Foods is licensed as an Ohio Commercial Cannery and an FDA LACF. We are ODA and FDA inspected. Types of products that can be made in facility: high acid canned products (tomato based sauces, salsa, BBQ sauce, etc.); cold filled products; salad dressings; condiments; acidified foods. We fill glass, plastic, and barrier pouches. The co-packing professionals at Uncle Jester's Fine Foods can gear up to reproduce your recipes, accurately and reliably. Then, we set up strictly regulated production and packing protocols that will meet all your requirements - from consistency to sanitation - from taste to timetables. And we ship nationwide, in any quantity, to any location. If you would like more information about partnering with Uncle Jester's Fine Foods, please feel free to contact us.
  • Waggoner Chocolates - Kosher, Cookies, Full-line Chocolate, Full-line Candy and Other Candy.
    1281 South Main Street, North Canton, OH 44720. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Joe Waggoner.
  • Woeber Mustard Mfg. Co. - Kosher, Other Lifestyle Mustards and Condiments, Vinegar.
    1966 Commerce Circle, Springfield, OH 45504. Phone: 800-548-2929; 937-323-6281. Fax: 937-323-1679. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Rick Schmidt. 

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