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Vermont Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!
Vermont 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 Vermont. 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 Vermont 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.
- Freedom Foods
LLC - Gluten-Free, Full-line Baking Mixes and Ingredients, full-line condiments and snacks, Breakfast Cereals, full-line spreads and
24 Pleasant Street, Randolph, VT 05060. Phone:
802-728-0070. Fax: 802-728-0071. Email: [email protected].
Village Cheese - Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres/Appetizers.
PO Box 87,
Grafton, VT05146. Phone:
802-246-2221. Fax: 802-246-2210. Email: [email protected].
- Green Mountain Co-Pack - Specialty Food and Beverage Producer
170 Boyer Circle #9,
Williston, VT 05495. Phone: 802-846-7639. Email: [email protected]. Email:
- Nutty-Life - Beverage co-manufacturing facility
217-4 Maxham Meadow Way, Unit
1F, Woodstock, VT 05091. Phone: 802-478-4087. They have a walk-in refrigerator, 60 quart Robot Coupe Mixer, and bottling line.
Crouton Company, Inc. - Organic/Natural Crackers, Other Baked Goods, Salad Dressing and Other Snacks
1423 North Street,
New Haven, VT 05472. Phone:
888-425-3080; 802-453-2222. Fax: 802-453-7722. Email: [email protected].
- Pulp Kitchen - certified organic cold pressed company, beverage and food product developer
and also a co packe
Phone: 203-927-8158. We also offer private label items such as: cold pressed juice, orange and apple juice blends, protein
smoothies, plant-based proteins, nut mylk, almond milk (or almond mylk), cashew milk, soy milk, cold brew coffees, lemonades, iced teas, and
vegetable dips and dressings We can handle HPP processed, hot fill or flash pasteurized.
- Tripaka - Liquid products: cold pressed juice, Small batch co-packer /
sampling; creation of General Manufacturing Procedures
59 Creamery Road, Morrisville, VT 05661. Email:
[email protected]. Also Food Safety Counseling; USDA Organic Compliance
Counseling; Distributor Support; Packing Design (Organic and Non-organic); Recipe Development and Cost Consulting; SQF-3 (level 3) certified
specific clients. Examples include orange and apple juice blends, protein smoothies, plant-based proteins, nut milk, almond milk (or almond
mylk), cold brew coffees, lemonades, iced teas, and vegetable dips and dressings; and Solid and dehydrated foods: kale chips, dehydrated root
chips, dehydrated leafy vegetables, fruits, jams, etc.
- Vermont Bottling Company - Hot-fill, beverages, sauces, syrups, marinades
170 Boyer Circle, #9, Williston, VT 05495. Phone: 802-846-7639. Email: [email protected].
They have a minimum quantity of 300 gallons. They also offer guidance with R&D, materials sourcing, warehousing, etc. (formerly Green
- Vermont Pepper Works -
49A Commerce Ave, S. Burlington, VT 05403. Phone:
802-598-6419. Email: [email protected]. Minimum quantity of 38 gallons.
Where can I find more information about canning?
For more than 250 specific, simple
step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on
canning and food preservation, see this page.