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West Virginia Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!

West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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 West Virginia 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.

West Virginia Co-Packers

  • Blue Smoke Salsa -
    P.O. Box 244, Ansted, WV 25812. Phone: (304) 658-3800. Contact: Robin Hildebrand
  • Defluri's Fine Chocolates - Organic/Natural Chocolate Truffles, Full-line Chocolate and Candy.
    130 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401. Phone: (304) 264-3698. Fax: 304-264-3698. Email: [email protected].
  • Froopers Gourmet Central
    47 Industrial Park Road, Romney, WV. Phone: 304-822-6047.Contact: Calvin Riggleman/Trey Smith. Email: [email protected].
  • Gourmet Central -
    47 Industrial Park Rd., Romney, WV 26757. Phone: (304) 822-6047. A Division of Diversified Nature Associates, Inc.
  • Maggie's Salsa, LLC -
    1303 Turkey Rd., Charleston, WV 25314. Phone: (304) 205-7820. Contact: Maggie Cook-Garcia
  • Minard's Spaghetti Inn -
    813 East Pike St., Clarksburg, WV 26301. Phone: (304) 623-1711. Contact: Stan Wolf
  • Oliverio Italian Style Peppers, Inc. -
    280 N. Ohio Ave., Clarksburg, WV 26301. Phone: (304) 622-4959. Contact: Deanna Oliverio Mason
  • Sandy Creek Farms -
    Rt. 2 Box 40, Ravenswood, WV 26164. Phone: (304) 273-2569. Contact: Rick and Jerry Rees
  • Saseen's Restaurant, Inc. -
    2149 Market St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304) 232-3690. Contact: Mark Saseen
  • Sunny Hollow Farms -
    Rt. 1 Box 50, Auburn, WV 26325. Phone: (304) 392-2589. Contact: Jill Brookover. Email: [email protected].
  • Tasty Blend Foods -
    P.O. Box E, Fraziers Bottom, WV 25082. Phone: (304) 757-0641. Contact: Roy Elswick

Where can I find more information about canning?

For more than 250 specific, simple recipes with step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on canning and food preservation, see this page.

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