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Tennessee Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!
Tennessee 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 Tennessee. 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 Tennessee 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.
- Allegro Fine Foods - Sauces, marinades
Highway 218 Bypass, Paris, TN 38242. Phone: 731-642-6113 x224. Email: [email protected].
- Brothers Fine Foods - Sauces, salsas, relishes
1855 Childress Rd.,
Lewisburg, TN 37091. Phone: 877-777-7556. Email: [email protected].
- Chairmans Foods - Soups, stews, chowders, entrees, fillings/toppings, sauces,
deli salads, gravies, dips, side dishes
1725 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210. Phone: 615-231-4315 ext 202. Email:
[email protected]. Contact: Chris Staudt.
- Das Jam Haus - Pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, salsas, sauces, butters
529 Snapp Bridge Rd., Limestone, TN 37681. Phone: 423-257-3460. Email: [email protected].
- Doug Jeffords Company - Batters, breadings, seasonings, specialty salts, spices,
116 Seaboard Ln., Franklin, TN 37067. Phone: 615-373-0044.
- Further Farms - Hot sauce, seasonings, relishes, condiments, acidified foods
10th Ave. North, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37203. Phone: (615)397-3010. Email: [email protected].
Contact: Josh Davis.
- Music City Specialty Foods - BBQ Sauces, Hot Sauces, Mustards,
Seasoning, Spices, Small Run Custom Labels.
451 Myatt Drive, Madison, TN 37115. Phone: 615-708-2662. Email:
[email protected]. Contact: Jason Hiam. UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone and there's nothing else about them that is current on the internet - I presume they
have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still
offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me.
- Nashville Kitchen and Cannery - Jams, jellies, sauces, acidified
Email: [email protected]. Contact: Parker Baggett
- Porky's Gourmet Foods - Sauces, relishes, seasonings, dry rubs and salsas
Blythe Ave., Gallatin, TN 37066. Phone: 615-230-7000.
- Southern City Flavors - Jams, Pepper Jellies, Fruit Butters, BBQ Sauces, Steak
Sauces, Cornbread mixes, Hush puppy mixes, Pancake Mixes, Syrups
4645 Everal Lane, Franklin, TN. 37064. Phone: 615-595-5915 office. Phone:
615-714-3799 Cell. Contact: Mike Weeks. Email: [email protected]. Mike Weeks - Owner
- St. Clair Foods, Inc. - Full-line Frozen, Other Frozen, Ready Meals/Pizza/Soups.
3100 Bellbrook Drive, Memphis, TN 38116. Phone: 901-396-8680. Fax: 901-396-8680. Email: [email protected].
Contact: Brian Edmonds
- Standard Functional Food Group Inc. (SFFGI) - Functional Food Bars-Sports Nutrition,
Weight Management, Functional, Nutritional and more. SQG Level 3 Certified, Supplement Compliant, QAI Organic Certified. Full R&D Development
715 Massman Drive, Nashville, TN 37210. Phone: 615-889-6360. Fax: 615-889-7775. Email: [email protected].
Contact: Bryan Lewis.
- Tennessee Gourmet -
Contact: Sue Sykes. Phone: 615-453-1617
Description of services or product specialties: Jams, jellies, salad dressings, BBQ sauce, and other sauces
- The Pasta Shoppe, Inc.
P.O. Box 159245
Nashville, TN 37215
800-247-0188; 615-831-0016; Fax: 615-781-9335
Description of services or product specialties: Kosher, Cookies, Pasta (dry), Soups/Broths and Pasta Sauces and
- Tulkoff Food Products Inc.
2301 Chesapeake Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21222
Description of services or product specialties: Condiments, Sauces
- National Foodwork Services
575 N Brush College Road
Decatur, IL 62521
Description of services or product specialties: FDA and USDA registered facility
P.O. Box 159245
Nashville, TN 37215. Phone: 800-247-0188; 615-831-0016. Fax: 615-781-9335. Email: [email protected].
Description of services or product specialties: Kosher, Cookies, Pasta (dry), Soups/Broths and Pasta
Sauces and Other Baked Goods.
- St. Clair Foods,
Contact: Brian Edmonds
3100 Bellbrook Drive
Memphis, TN 38116-1702
901-396-8680. Fax: 901-396-8680. Email: [email protected].
Description of services or product specialties: Full-line Frozen, Other Frozen, Ready
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