Here are some additional names to consider throughout New England,
although mostly in Massachusetts.
As there appear to be very few genuine co-packers in the region, I've
erred on the side of over-inclusion. Even if a contact below can't
directly provide the type of services you need, they may well be able
to put you in touch with someone who can.
Before rating this answer, please let me know if anything below is
unclear, or if you run into any problems (bounced emails, etc).
Best of luck with your ventures.
10 Charlan Dr.
Braintree, MA 02184
Contact: John Gentile
Ashely Food Co.
14 Ames Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Co-packer of salad dressings, sauces, mustards, etc.
Dirigo Spice Corp.
750 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02125
Despite their name, they do product development work with liquids as
well as with dry goods.
PO Box 135
Bremen, ME 04551
Handles numerous liquids, sauces, etc.
110 Woodville Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
They *may* be able to help -- not a co-packer, per se, but you might
be able to work out something with them. They may also be familiar
with other local sources that could help. Mostly listed them because
of the Maine address.
20 Sunset Rd
Wayland, MA 01778
Does ethnic foods (e.g. chutney) but may be worth a call.
63 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
R.E. Kimball and Co., Inc.
73 Merrimac Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
Handles a large variety of products, chiefly jams, relishes, spreads.
You might also want to make contact with the following two groups, as
I believe they could provide some additional names for your
consideration, along with other useful resources:
Value-Added/Food Processing Development and Marketing
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 626-1753
Fax: (617) 626-1850
Web site: www.mass.gov/agr
Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship (NECFE)
Again, let me know if you need any additional information.
search strategy: Used printed directories of co-packers, along with a
general Google search on [ co-packer (MA OR NH OR VT) ]
Clarification of Answer by
30 Aug 2004 06:30 PDT
I saw your comment, below, about syntax. While I'm not sure exactly
what you're asking, I'm happy to elaborate on how my search works.
On the link to the Google search help page, they provide a brief
explanation of the "OR" function:
Google supports the logical "OR" operator. To retrieve pages that
include either word A or word B, use an uppercase OR between terms.
For example, to search for a vacation in either London or Paris, just type:
London OR Paris
I strung several "or's" together, in order to search for a number of
northeastern states at once:
MA OR NH OR VT
I also surrounded this list with parentheses, in order to separate it
from the search for co-packers, since this term was one I was looking
for in any search result that turned up. In other words, co-packer
was a "mandatory" search term, whereas the search results only had to
include ONE of the states listed, but not all of them. Is that clear,
or have I simply muddled things more?
Anyway, the final search looks like:
co-packer (MA OR NH OR VT)
I didn't use brackets -- these are merely a convention of mine for
indicating a search, since I can't draw an actual search box.
Hope that helps.