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

Maine 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 Maine. 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 Maine 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.

Maine Co-Packers

  • G. M. Allen  - Copacker, Cans & Frozen Blueberries.
    267 Front Ridge Rd, Orland, ME 04472. Phone: (207) 469-7060.
  • DennyMike's Sauces & Seasonings  - Copacker, Wheat & nut free facility; co-pack dry products
    15 Eisenhower Drive, Westbrook, ME 04092. Phone: 207-591-5084. Contact: Brian Walker, Director of Operations.
  • Hockomock Bottling Company, Inc.  - Copacker, High acid foods, cold and hot pack and dry mixes.
    656 Waldoboro Road, Bremen, ME 04551. Phone: 207-529-2240. Email: Contact: Suzie Barton
  • A. M. Look Canning Company  - Copacker, Beans, seafood, soups and chowders; low acid.
    HC74, Box 165, Whiting, ME 04691. Phone: 207-259-3341. 
  • Longmeadow Foods  - Copacker, desserts, sauces, toppings and treats.
    32 Lewiston Road, Bldg. 1B, Gray, ME 04039. Phone: 207-657-6446.
  • Look's Gourmet Food Co.  - Copacker, low acid bottling, natural foods. Clam juice, soups, baked beans, indian pudding, and seafood spread
    1112 Cutler Road Whiting, ME. Phone:  800-962-6258 Ask for Mike Cote.
    LAC, Seafood, SSS, Glass, Metal, CuCP, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, low acid bottling as well. Does all natural foods. Clam juice, soups, baked beans, indian pudding, and seafood spread are currently in its product line. This company is very flexible and considers themselves as a premium quality co-packer. complete canning and packing line. Liquid fill bottling line kettles mixing, DistOpt, Storage, one pallet case.
  • Lucks Foods - copacker
    Biddeford, ME. Phone: 207-284-7052. UPDATE for 2022: they may have closed, their website is gone.
  • Pemberton's Foods, Inc.  - Copacker, jams, jellies, grilling sauces, salsa, pasta sauce, pesto and dessert toppings.
    32 Lewiston Road Building 1B, Gray, ME 04039. Phone: 207-657-6446. Phone: 800-255-8401. Fax: 207-657-6453. Small, specialty foods manufacturer and co-packer specializing in working with small producers and start-up companies  and responding to the needs of the producer seeking broader distribution for their products.
  • Portland Shellfish Co.  - Copacker, Refrigerated & frozen: Seafood
    110 Dartmouth St., Portland, ME 04106. Phone: 207-799-9290. Phone: 207-799-7179. Email: Wet, Frozen, IQF, Ref, Hot Pack, Cold Pack, VacuumP, Seafood, USDA, Plastic, CuCP, Scale-UP, FFSP, OIS, OPS, Private, nitrogen freezer, weigh pack systems, koch packing system, pasteurized equipment, DistOpt, Storage, Discount variable project.
  • Stonewall Kitchens  - Copacker, Sauces and preserves.
    2 Stonewall Lane, York, ME 03909. Phone: 207-351-2713. 
  • W. S. Wells & Son  - Copacker, Canned beans and greens.
    P. O. Box 109, Wilton, ME 04294. Phone: 207-645-3393. 

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.