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Connecticut 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 Connecticut. 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 Connecticut 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.

Connecticut Co-Packers

  • Alfredo's Italian Foods, Mfg. Co. Inc -
    122 Water St. Quincy, MA 617-479-6360. [email protected]. Ask for Lino Aiello. 
    Types of food products: Frozen, IQF, Pasta, USDA, CuCP, Scale-UP, OPS, Private, 5000 lbs pasta pound.
  • Arbor Hill Grapery  -
    6259 Hawks Rd. Naples, NY 585-374-5817. [email protected]. Ask for John Brahms.
    Types of food products: Wet, Aci, Hot Pack, Cold Pack, SSS, Preserves, Fruit Fill, Syrup, USDA, Glass, Plastic, CuCP, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, Private, "Facility & Customer is responsible for ingredient sourcing. Specializes in hot filled and high acid", Limited DistOpt, Limited Storage, 25 cases hours.
  • Ariston Specialties, LLC
    200 Myrtle Street, New Britain, CT 06053. Phone: 860-224-7184. Fax: 860-726-1263. Email: . Email: [email protected].
    Description of services or product specialties: Organic/Natural Salad Dressing, Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. See the Ariston Specialties Facebook page here.
  • Bake'n Joy Foods, Inc. -
    351 Willow St. S. North Andover, MA 978-683-1414. [email protected]. Ask for George Fregone.
    Types of food products: Dry, Wet, Bakery, Frozen, Kosher, Organic, CuCP, Scale-UP, OIS, OPS, Private, "No retail packaging. Use for industrial co-packing. Depending on line. Specializes in predeposited frozen batter and all natural or organic." "Blender, Predepositing, Metal Detectors, X-ray machines, Freezers. Holding Freezers", DistOpt, Storage, Discount min. dry 7000 lbs/month min frozen 2600 lbs/ mon. case or bag.
  • Battenkill Kitchen Inc.  -
    58 East Broadway /PO Box 784 Salem NY 518-854-3095. [email protected]. Ask for Will Lennon.
    Types of food products: CoCP, CKitchen, "New non-profit shared-used kitchen that opens April 2005. Base of operations for new caterers, specialty food producers, and testing," "Two Sink Kettles, Walk in Refrigerator, Walk in Freezer", Minimal Storage. hour.
  • Boston Baking, Inc.  -
    101 Sprague Street,Boston, MA 02136, 617-364-6900, 617-364-6922. Email:  [email protected].  Ask for Bob Boschetto.
    Types of food products: Dry, wet, bakery, frozen, IQF, Ref, SSS, Kosher, Organic, VacuumP, Plastic, Paper, CuCP, CoCP, Ckitchen, ScaleUp, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, Private, Dry or Frozen Storage, negotiable min/max quantity, Bakery equipment is available for use, Boston Baking has 22,000 sq. ft. of production space.
  • Boxford Bakehouse -
    31 Center St, Middleborough, MA 02346. Email:. [email protected]. Ask for Joe Cooney. Boxford Bakehouse offers a range of small to medium batch co-packing and fulfillment services. We specialize in dry goods and baked goods. We are also a certified organic facility. In addition, we offer recipe and process development/refinement, test batch production and analysis, shelf life testing coordination, inventory management and label/packaging design. We also offer shared use kitchen services. No minimum quantity. Types of copackaging: Dry, Bakery, Frozen, Refrigerated.
    Types of food products:  Preserves, dry goods, dry mixes, baked goods, breads, pastries, pies, cakes, cookies, crackers, biscuits and long shelf-life baked goods.
    Certifications: USDA inspected, Organic.
    Packaging: Plastic, Paper.
    Storage options: Dry shelving, refrigeration and freezer storage. Pallets ok. Specialized equipment ok. Distribution options: Freight and UPS. Pick n pack available. Contact us for a list of equipment that's available.
  • C and K Community Kitchen
    Westport, CT,  Phone: (203) 226-0531. Email: [email protected].
    Established to support the use of Organic, Non GMO, gluten free, local products and services in the market place. It is our intention to offer affordable, certified commercial kitchen space, rented in 8 hour shifts, 7 days a week, together with mentoring, business coaching and marking support as needed. We also want to be a network for next steps of growth, in order to successfully launch Organic, Non GMO, gluten free products and services into the market place. Price is contingent on number of shifts secured per week and individual needs. The space is 400 square feet with a separate storage facility for equipment.
  • Casa Visco Finer Foods -
    819 Kings Rd. Schenectady NY 518-377-8814. [email protected]. Ask for Joseph Viscusi.
    Types of food products: Hot Pack, VacuumP, SSS, Meat Sau, USDA, Kosher, Glass, CuCP, OPS, Private, Formulation review and consulting services, Orange sections, tomato products, mushrooms, and onions. slicer, peeler, DistOpt, Storage, project.
  • Cathay Foods, Corps. -
    960 Massachusetts Ave. Boston MA 617-427-1507.
    Types of food products: Frozen, Plastic, CoCP, Scale-UP, OIS, OPS, Private, Small company. Can do some co-packing.
  • Chubby's Sauces, LLC -
    11 Deacon Parker Road, Bernardston, MA 01337. Phone: 413-478-2103, Fax: 413-648-0200, Email: [email protected],
    Acidified Foods, Thermal Process-(Hot Pack), Automated Filling Line, 4 ounce to 1 Gallon, Plastic and Glass Containers, Product Development and Consultation
  • CLiCK Willimantic
    Windham, CT. Phone: 860-786-7907. Email: . Email: [email protected].
    Our Mission: To grow the vitality of our local economy and community by offering shared use commercial kitchens to farmers and culinary entrepreneurs seeking to create food-based businesses; and to improve the health of our local community by teaching gardening, culinary arts, nutrition and other food-related classes.
  • Community Work Services -
    174 Portland St. Boston/ Shipping Address: 17 Lancaster St. Boston, MA 02114. Phone: 617-910-5157, Fax: 617-367-4759, Email [email protected], Ask for Brian O'Connor. We are a nonprofit agency whose mission is to empower individuals living in poverty to transform their lives through job training and employment services. Our staff is skilled in highly repetitive tasks and work at very reasonable costs to our business partners. In addition, our supervisory staff is trained in quality control and can deliver a product or service to meet quality standards. We have storage capabilities. Minimum/ Maximum quantity: flexible on minimum. Only restriction, our shipping dock requires a straight truck for loading and receiving. Price is figured per piece, pouch jar or unit.
    Types of food products: Bakery dry goods, tapioca, soups, oatmeal, barley, fructose, salad nuggets, cinnamon sticks, crackers, mulling spices
    Certifications: FDA inspected
    Packaging materials and Sizes, Plastic: variable size pouches and boxes
    Equipment available: Augur filler machine, Automatic sealer, We have storage capabilities. We currently copack. Ingredient sourcing: No Does facility have equipment necessary to peel, slice, etc? No Package sourcing: We work closely with firms to complete production of their product and ship to consignee or to final customer. Other services offered: Scale-up of recipe
  • D&M Packing, LLC
    407 Brookside Road, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-591-8986. Email: [email protected]. Ask for Yassine Debbagh.
    Private label co-packing; cold-fill, dry pack, R&D, recipe development, packaging consulting, full service warehouse and fulfillment programs. D and M Packing is also a third-part audited, FDA inspected, kosher and organic certified facility.
  • Elevation Brands -
    190 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702. Phone: 508-283-1174 x 223. Email: [email protected]. Ask for Anne Shaller / Purchasing Manager.
    Frozen Products, Organic, USDA inspected, able to scale-up recipes, ingredient sourcing, package sourcing, private labels, equipment: Forming Machine, Fryer, Nitrogen Tunnel, Automated Packaging. Distribution options: Direct or Distributor, 3rd party storage facility, Min - 500 cases No Max. We are a gluten free, allergen friendly facility.
  • Flavor First Foods -
    255 Walnut Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379. Phone: 571-237-6145. Email: [email protected]. Ask for Gregory Silva.
    CuCP soups, sauces and salad dressings. Our state-of-the-art packaging equipment can package pouches in sizes from 14 ounces to 4 pounds. Refrigerated, frozen or ambient. Our piston pump can package in sizes from 8 ounces to one gallon. Our facility includes a large test kitchen. We also provide product development services. SSS, USDA Inspected, Scale-Up, Meat Sau, Seafood, CKitchen.
  • Gold Pure Food Products Co. Inc. -
    1 Brooklyn Rd. Hempstead, NY 516-483-5600 [email protected]. Ask for Steve Gold.
    Wet, Ref, Aci, Hot Pack, Cold Pack, VacuumP, SSS, Pickles/R, Syrup, Kosher, Glass, Plastic, CuCP, CKitchen, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, do everything from start to finish. Mostly condiments and sauces. fillers, labelers, cappers, packing, processing, cooking, mixers, and weighing. Kettles, Storage, case.
  • Gourmet Products, Inc.
    283 Reynolds Bridge Road, Thomason, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-5147. Fax: 860-283-6912.
    Description of services or product specialties: Glass packaging for acidified, hot & cold pack, vacuum pac, mustard, sauces and relishes. Kosher.
  • Gracie's Kitchens Inc. -
    211 Food Terminal Plaza, New Haven, CT 06511. 203-773-0795, [email protected]. Ask for Greg Gorski.
    We will help to source and arrange trucking options. We will source ingredients. We have a separate facility dedicated to fresh cut products. Minimum quantity: 100 gal, no max. Pricing is based on case.
    Types of copacking: Wet, Refrigerated: Pre Cut Vegetables and Meats), Acidified, Hot pack, Cold pack.
    Products: Stuffed Mushrooms, Shelf stable sauces, Meats and sausages. Fresh cut produce in retail and bulk pack.
    Certifications: USDA inspected, Organic.
    Packaging: Glass, Plastic.
    Equipment: Full service bottling line.
  • Green Mountain Co-Pack - Specialty Food and Beverage Producer
    170 Boyer Circle #9, Williston, VT 05495, Office: 802-846-7639. Email:  [email protected]  or Email: [email protected]. Ask for Mark Mahoney We have 20,000 square feet of production space for a variety of specialty food and beverage processing. R and D available.
  • Hometown Foods LLC -
    362 Eichybush Rd. Kinderhook NY 518-758-7342 [email protected]. Ask for Anna Dawson.
    Frozen, VacuumP, CKitchen, FFSP, good place to make small amounts. 2 tray freezers, convection oven, 15 burners, vacuum packaging (18 bar), dishwasher, DistOpt, hours. Freezing vacuum packaging, make meal kits, quick bread kits, crock pot kits, vegetable side dishes
  • IQF Custom -
    140 Waldron Road Fall River, MA 508-646-0400 [email protected]. Ask for Russell A. Young.
    Wet, Frozen, IQF, VacuumP, Seafood, Plastic, Paper, CuCP, OPS, Private, Solely Co-packing and repacking. Form and fill sealers, vacuum packed sealers, heat shrink sealers, bell bow sealers, vmag machine, nitrogen tunnels, Storage, variable pound.
  • Lidestri Foods -
    815 West Whitney Road, Fairport, NY 14450 , 585-388-4262, FAX: 585-388-6788. Email: [email protected]. Ask for Joe Ferrigno,
    Dry, Wet, Froze, IQF, Ref, Aci, Low Acid Retored Glass Products, SSS, Meat Sau, Meat, HotPack, ColdPack, Kosher, Organic, USDA, Glass, Plastic, CuCP, Ckitchen, Scale-Up, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, Cooler, Freezer, Dry, Depends of which plant and what product
  • Look's Gourmet Food Co. -
    1112 Cutler Road Whiting, ME 800-962-6258 [email protected]. Ask for Mike Cote.
    LAC, Seafood, SSS, Glass, Metal, CuCP, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, low acid bottling as well. Does all natural foods. Clam juice, soups, baked beans, indian pudding, and seafood spread are currently in its product line.This company is very flexible and considers themselves as a premium quality co-packer. complete canning and packing line. Liquid fill bottling line kettles mixing, DistOpt, Storage, one pallet case.
  • Lynard Company -
    15 Maple Tree Ave, Stamford, CT 06906. Phone: 203-323-0231. Fax: 203-323-0231
    Description of services or product specialties: packaged foods, popcorn, pretzels, candy.
  • Martin's Kitchen -
    4898 John Green Road Dundee, NY 607-243-8197. Ask for Eli Martin.
    Wet, Aci, LAC, Hot, Pack, Cold, Pack, SSS, Pickles/R, Preserves, Fruit Fill, Syrup, Meat Sau, Glass, Plastic, CuCP, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, Can do meat sauces if under 2% of product. Would want to work with farmers to develop their products to market. Does fruit butter. Steam kettles, slicer, chopper, grinder, slow speed agitator, DistOpt, Limited Storage, 15 gallons jar.
  • New England Natural Bakers -
    74 Fairview St E, Greenfield, MA 01301, (413) 772-2239 ext. 24, [email protected]. Ask for Eric Hassay.
    Dry Products, Shelf Stable Products, Kosher, Organic, Plastic in a full production processing facility. We are able to scale-up recipes, offer ingredient sourcing, package sourcing, and private label. Equipment includes Forming Machine, Fryer, Nitrogen Tunnel, Automated Packaging, Rotary ovens, cooling apparatus, mixers, stand up resealable pouch packaging line, bulk packaging line, and VFFS/cereal carton packaging line. Distribution options include Direct or Distributor. Third party storage facility is available for made to order. Stock Min - 500 cases No Max. We are a gluten free, allergen friendly facility. We are also SQF certified.
  • Nelson Farms -
    3261 Route 20 Cazenovia NY 315-655-8831 [email protected]. Ask for Dave Evans.
    Dry, Wet, Bakery, Frozen, Ref, Aci, Hot Pack, Cold Pack, Seafood, Pasta, SSS, Pickles/R, Preserves, Fruit Fill, Syrup, Organic, Glass, Plastic, Paper, CuCP, CKitchen, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, Specializes in product development and value added products for farmers. A kitchen that can also be rented by the hour. kettles, fillers, choppers, peelers, popcorn machine, labelers, cryovac fill and seal and modified atmosphere packaging or MAP, DistOpt, Storage, Discount no jar.
  • Onofrio's Ultimate Foods - Shelf stable sauces, Relishes, Meat sauces/soups, Salsas, Condiments, Marinades, FDA inspected, Local Health Department inspected, HACCP certified, Kosher, Organic.
    35 Wheeler Street, New Haven, CT 06512. Phone: 203-469-4014. Fax: 203-469-4019. Email: [email protected]. Ask for Richard Onofrio.
  •  Palmieri Food Products, Inc.
    145 Hamilton Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Phone: 800-845-5447, 203- 624-0042. Fax: 203-782-6435. Email: [email protected]
    Description of services or product specialties: Glass & Refrigerated: Sauces with meat, salsa and horseradish.
  • Pearl Sci-Tec Bottling
    26 East St., Ansonia CT 06401. Phone: 203-996-6426. Email: [email protected].
    Pearl Sci-Tec is an FDA local short run bottler/packer licensed by CT Dept. of Consumer protection. We produce foods under the label Nini's Foods and are also developing a line of vegan variations on traditional meat dishes. We started PSB to act as an incubator for small food startups and restaurants to have affordable resources to help build a brand and to bring more local food products to market. We can provide everything from bottles, labels, ingredients, barcoding, nutritional labeling and more. We have no minimums so we can produce as few as a couple cases keeping initial cost to a minimum.
  • Pellicano's -
    125 Reading St. Buffalo, NY 716-822-2366 [email protected]. Ask for Mario Pellicano.
    Dry, Wet, Aci, LAC, Hot Pack, Cold Pack, Pasta, SSS, Pickles/R, Preserves, Syrup, Meat Sau, Meat, Glass, Plastic, Metal, CuCP, Scale-UP, FFSP, OPS, Private, Department of Agriculture and FDA approved, DistOpt, Storage, 60 gallons cases.
  • Plenus Group -
    101 Phoenix Ave. Lowell, MA 978-970-3832 [email protected]. Ask for Josepsh or Jennifer Jolly.
    Wet, Frozen, Ref, Hot Pack, VacuumP, Seafood, Meat Sau, Meat, USDA , Plastic, CuCP, Scale-UP, OIS, OPS, Private, Works with soup and sauce prepared meals Vertical form fill and seal. Kettles, Rotary Oven, Vacuum Skin Pack, Mixers, Choppers, DistOpt, Discount min. 800 lbs. project.
  • Portland Shellfish Co. -
    110 Dartmouth St. Portland ME 807-799-9290 [email protected]. Ask for Scout Wuerhner.
    Wet, Frozen, IQF, Ref, Hot Pack, Cold Pack, VacuumP, Seafood, USDA, Plastic, CuCP, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, nitrogen freezer, weigh pack systems, koch packing system, pasteurized equipment, DistOpt, Storage, Discount variable project.
  • Premiere Packaging Partners, LLC - Copacker, Product development services, QA/QC Product testing services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Packaging, Drop-shipper, Distributor, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Low acid canning, Hot packing, Cold packing, Pickles, relishes, Kosher, Certified Organic, Glass, Plastic, Metal, Paper, Scale-up recipes, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, We specialize in small and start-ups, Paid Consulting services
    197 Huntingdon Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: (203) 437-8148. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Premiere Packaging Partners is creating exceptional products for new generation lifestyles. Explore custom manufacturing from a food company that understands your brand identity. Hot pack, ambient fill, fermented foods, baking and dry pack services offered. Full service warehouse & logistics, including kitting, pick & pull order fulfillment, food safe storage, and more. We also offer full service logistics, drop ship services, pallet storage, and custom warehouse options including live inventory updates and customer portal access. (ADDED: August 24, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Quality Custom Packing -
    Quality Custom Packing, 18 Wright Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 508-993-0717 [email protected]. Ask for Brian W. Miller.
    Wet, Frozen, IQF, Refrigerated, Seafood, Organic, Cold Pack, Vacuum Pack, Plastic,
    Files Forms for Scheduled Process, ingredient sourcing, packaging sources, private label, operates Freezing and Packing equipment, has several outlets for distribution, and has cold storage. The minimum quantity is 500 and there is no maximum. QPC can custom source, package and label your products while helping you cultivate your brand. Scallop program implementation for your current brand is a passion for us.
  • Redco Foods Inc.
    Contact: Rob Cassie
    100 Northfield Drive
    Windsor, CT 06095
    860-688-2121. Fax: 860-688-7844
    Description of services or product specialties: Gluten-free, Kosher Organic/Natural, Other Baking Mixes and Ingredients, Tea.
  • Sauces 'n Love, Inc. -
    82 Sanderson Avenue, Lynn, MA 01902, 781-595-7771 x11; Fax 781-595-7799; [email protected]. Ask for Paolo Volpati-Kedra.
    Dry, Wet, Bakery, Frozen, Refrigerated, Acidified, Hot pack, Cold pack, Vacuum pack. Products: Seafood, Pasta, Shelf Sable Sauces, Relishes/Pickles, Preserves, Fruit fillings, Syrups, Others: compound butter, ice coffee, hummus, tzatziki, marinades, BBQ sauces, pesto, jams, hot sauces, salsa, salad dressing. Certifications: Organic, FDA, Better processing. Packaging materials: Glass, Plastic, Paper, Metal. Equipment available: kettles, mixers, blenders, fillers, labelers, shirk tunnel, forced cooling. Storage options: limited, pick up finished product within 48 hours from production. Distribution options: none. Company currently co-packs. Client is responsible for ingredient and package sourcing. Can assist with recipe scale up. Flexible on minimum, 7,000 jars/day.
  • Universal Pure - Copacker, QA/QC Product testing services, Refrigerated storage, Cold packing, Certified Organic, Plastic, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Larger volumes only
    65 Chamberlain Hwy, Meriden, CT 06451. Phone: (678) 840-1500. 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. Universal Pure offers beverage (juice, tea, cold brew, and more) co-packing (blending, filling, bottling) as well as High Pressure Processing (HPP), labeling, date coding, cold storage, and more. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 18, 2020) (ADDED: September 17, 2019)

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