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

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin Co-Packers

  • Bushel and Peck's - Co-Packing Facility
    328 State Street Beloit, WI 53511. Phone: 608-363-3911. Contact: Jackie Gennet Email: [email protected]. Phone: (608) 363-3911. Bushel & Peck - co-packer
    Bushel & Peck's processes acidified foods such as jam, jelly, preserves, relishes, chutney, hot sauce, pickles, tomato products + sauces. (We do not rent our kitchen to others.)
    We are very particular about the clients we work with. We help with ideas. And if you decide your idea is right, we make it happen. We have experience innovating small batch production. If you're looking for a small batch co packer, please send us an email. 
    Services: Consultation and General Consulting, Idea +Product Incubation, Product Costing + Efficiency Analysis , Process Development and Approval, Label Development and Sourcing, Production of Finished Goods, Container Sourcing, Delivery + Transportation.
  • Contract Comestibles - Co-Packing Facility
    East Troy, WI. Contact: John Delikat [email protected]. Phone: (262) 642-9400.
  • Create-A-Pack Foods Inc. - Co-Packing Facility
    Oconomowoc, WI. Phone: (262) 567-6069.
  • Food Enterprise Center - Co-Packing Facility
    Viroqua, WI. Phone: 608.638.8332. Contact: Sue Noble. Email:[email protected].
  • Lakeside Foods Inc. - Co-Packing Facility
    Manitowoc, WI. Phone: 920-684-3356.
  • Rural Route 1 Popcorn - Chocolate and Popcorn.
    105 East Tama Street, Livingston, WI 53554. Phone: 800-828-8115; 608-943-8283. Fax: 608-943-6438. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Sara Whitaker.
  • Snappy Valley Foods Co-packer - Co-Packing Facility
    Rivers Falls, WI. Phone: 715-629-7125. UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still open? If so, please write me,
  • The Petite Chef - Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Product development services, Business development consulting services, Refrigerated storage, Dry shelf storage, Bakery, Acidified canning, Low acid canning, Pickles, relishes, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Business services, We specialize in small and start-ups
    119 N Main Street, Dousman, WI 53118. Phone: The Petite Chef. 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. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 13, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • >Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen - Co-Packing Facility
    851 Dodge Street, Mineral Point, WI 53565. Phone 608-987-3558. Email:  [email protected].

Where can I find more information about canning?

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