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Indiana Co-Packers to Make and Package Your Food Product: Jams, Salsa, Sauces, Pickles, Cookies, Pies, cakes, whatever!
Indiana 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 Indiana. 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 Indiana 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.
- AmeriQual Foods -
18200 Highway 41 North, Evansville,
IN 47725. Phone: 812-867-1444.
AmeriQual provides solutions to our customers by producing, packaging, assembling and distributing high
quality, shelf-stable food products to major branded food companies and the United States Department of Defense. Packaging formats include:
pouches - spouted, pillow, and gusseted stand-up; rigid containers.
- AmeriQual Packaging -
225 West Morgan Avenue,
Evansville, IN 47710. Phone: 812-421-4876.
AmeriQual provides solutions to our customers by producing, packaging, assembling and
distributing high quality, shelf-stable food products to major branded food companies and the United States Department of Defense. Packaging
formats include: pouches - spouted, pillow, and gusseted stand-up; rigid containers.
- Big B Distributors, Inc.
2727 N. Kentucky Ave.
Evansville, IN 47706.
Contact: Richard Bonenberger. fter moving to Evansville to bottle their own sauces, a restaurant reached out to Big B asking them to bottle sauces for their
restaurant. Since then hundreds of restaurants and individuals have reached out to Big B to manufacture their products.
Co‐packer for 'flow‐able products' (e.g., BBQ sauces,
vinegar dressings, thick sauces, soups, salsas, etc.).
Packaging in glass or plastic bottles. Will assist in
ingredient sourcing.for fruit jams and jellies, etc.
Daviess Food Processing Institute - Co‐packer, Commercial kitchen and retail store.
P.O. Box 174
Elnora, IN 47529
Contact: Steve Stoll.
Dillman Farm -
4955 W. State Road45, Bloomington, IN 47403. Phone: 812-825-5525. Contact: Aaron Sokaland.
capacity to assist in company start‐ups but willing to assist when schedule permits.
Indy's Kitchen -
2442 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205. Phone: 317‐690‐9089. Contact: Linda Gilkerson. Commercial kitchen.
Ohio River Valley Food Venture
975 Industrial Dr,
Madison, IN 47250.
Contact: Helen Cope
Commercial kitchen. A facility based in Southern Indiana designed for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other up-and-comers. We're here when your business needs
more room to grow, access to tech and resources, and amenities to make working easier. Our mission is to provide cost-effective space, and a synergistic
environment to encourage the development of local entrepreneurs which contribute to the area's economic health, and create and retain job opportunities.
Stephen Gould - Copacker
4990 Indianapolis Rd, Whitestown, IN 46075. Phone: (317) 769-8282. Email:
[email protected]. Open: call for hours and availability.
Specialize in packaging dry foods and making variety packs
(ADDED: September 10, 2019).
Very limited Food Specialties, Inc.
1727 Expo Ln.
Indianapolis, IN 46206. Phone: 317-271-0862. Contact: John Bradshaw. Co‐packer for high‐acid product (e.g., BBQ sauces, salad dressings, hot sauces). Can provide private‐label packaging in glass, plastic, drums, or pails.
If you still can't find a suitable co-packer for your product, see
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.