manufacturing & Copacking

Buddy’s KitchenBuddy’s Kitchen offers innovation and experience in co-packing and contract manufacturing. They have the ability to set up a dedicated processing line for your product and invest in the latest technology to improve product quality and cost,employing automated processes in key areas for cost efficiency.

Enlightened Beverages: Enlightened Beverages creates dry powdered latte, frappe, beverage and bakery mixes, as well as whole bean and ground premium coffees. They carry all the blenders, coffee makers and brewing equipment necessary to create all of their products. 

Great River Organic Milling: Great River Organic Milling supplies organic bread flours, organic flour blends, organic specialty flours, & organic pancake & waffle mixes in commercial product sizes available by the pallet in 25 lb. & 50 lb. bulk bags or 2,000 lb. Super Sacks. 

InHarvest IncInHarvest supplies the highest quality Wild Rice and specialty grains to many of the world’s largest food manufacturing groups. In addition to providing the finest whole grains rice and legumes for independent operators, InHarvest offers dedicated support to several specialty foodservice segments including: K-12 foodservice, military foodservice, deli and prepared foods, colleges and universities, industrial and international. 

Lorentz Meats: Lorentz Meats is a full-service, niche meat packing company in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, specializing in natural, organic, grass-fed meat processing. They pride themselves on customer service and transparency. This commitment to transparency has earned us recognition in many places, including from Michael Pollan in The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Production Services International: Production Services International helps with beverage production, beverage operations consulting, contract packing management, materials procurement, fulfillment and logistics management. 

Scouler: The Scoular Company operates 130+ independent business units that provide diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe. They have 120 offices and facilities worldwide where their employees engage in the business of buying, selling, storing, and processing grain and ingredients as well as managing transportation and logistics worldwide.

Stone Gate Foods: Stone Gate Foods is a copacker than has the capabilities to help businesses with product development, manufacturing, packaging and shipping. Their 35,000 square-foot facility has high-labor products capabilities, packaging & bottling capabilities, state-of-the-art refrigeration and freezer storage, warehousing facilities, an on-site test kitchen and a product development team. 

U of M’s Joseph J. Warthesen Food Processing Pilot PlantThe Pilot Plant is a food product research and teaching facility. The facility is available to industry to provide process and product development support. Additionally, it can provide a vital resource for food companies that are just starting-up, or are evaluating new process and product lines.