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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.

Tennessee Co-Packers

  • Allegro Fine Foods - Sauces, marinades
    1595 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, and herbs
    116 Seaboard Ln., Franklin, TN 37067. Phone: 615-373-0044.
  • Further Farms - Hot sauce, seasonings, relishes, condiments, acidified foods
    315 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 so, please write me.
  • Nashville Kitchen and Cannery - Jams, jellies, sauces, acidified foods
    Email: [email protected]. Contact: Parker Baggett
  • Porky's Gourmet Foods - Sauces, relishes, seasonings, dry rubs and salsas
    644 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 Lab.
    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
    [email protected]
    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
    [email protected]
    www.pastashoppe.com
    Description of services or product specialties: Kosher, Cookies, Pasta (dry), Soups/Broths and Pasta Sauces and
    Other Baked Goods.
  • Tulkoff Food Products Inc.
    2301 Chesapeake Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21222
    (800) 638-7343
    http://www.tulkoff.com/markets-served/co-packing/
    Description of services or product specialties: Condiments, Sauces
  • National Foodwork Services
    575 N Brush College Road
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217)330-8512
    Jim Milano
    www.nationalfoodworks.com
    Description of services or product specialties: FDA and USDA registered facility
  • The Pasta Shoppe, Inc.
    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, Inc.
    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 Meals/Pizza/Soups.
  • More Tenneessee co-packers on this page. 

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