A Leader in Organic and Free-from
With hundreds of items, we are a leading supplier, importer, processor and packager of safe, quality snacks and ingredients, specializing in private brand for retailers, club store, foodservice, and many more. We believe in responsibly producing high quality, nutritious food and working in partnership with our customers to produce innovative marketing strategies that build brands and grow profits.
Our goal is to help keep our customers and the earth healthy, so we take a responsible and sustainable approach to the way we process our natural and organic snacks. It’s simple; we believe what’s healthy for the earth is healthy for us. We know foods like nuts, seeds, and dried fruit are delicious and healthy by nature. Why mess with that? Our natural and organic products contain no artificial flavorings, additives, or coloring. So customers know the product they select from your shelf is as close to the way nature intended as possible.
And we understand that the best products begin with the best sources. Our QAI certified organic products come from growers who conform to rigorous USDA farming standards that “foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.” And since there’s no irradiation, synthetic fertilizers, or genetic engineering involved in the process, you can trust that our organic products are as good for the earth as they are for the body.
96 Executive Ave. | Edison, NJ 08817
- 190,000 SQ. FT. in packaging, roasting, and refrigeration facility
- 11 packaging lines, 3 mixing stations, oil and dry roasting capabilities
- Complete selection of domestic imported bulk and packaged finished goods
- Natural, Organic, Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten Free certification available.
- Forthcoming options: Non-GMO
- SQF Level 2 certification
Woodstock Farms Custom Snacks began as the Hershey Import Company, founded in 1971 by entrepreneur Mitchell Hershey. The Brooklyn-born company began by importing nuts, dried fruits, and seeds, and selling in bulk to wholesalers and distributors in the metropolitan New York area. As we grew and began expanding our packing capabilities, we crossed the river to find a larger, 20,000 square foot facility in Rahway, New Jersey that would soon double in size.
During the 1990s, the Hershey Import Company lead the way in new snacking trends. We were one of the first companies to capitalize on the growing market for trail mixes and we established a facility in Linden, NJ to produce some of the first ever yogurt-covered items.
In February of 1998, Hershey Import Company became a division of United Natural Foods, Inc. As a new member of the corporate family, we were able to build on our strong supply lines to embrace the growing demand for natural and organic products. By bringing customers the value-added and healthier-for-you brands they were clamoring for, Hershey Import Company established itself as an industry leader.
To keep pace with rapid growth, Hershey Import Company found a new 190,000 square foot home in nearby Edison, NJ, and in 2009, we became Woodstock Farms Custom Snacks. Today, we have extended our services to national grocery stores, retailers, and foodservice across the United States and to customers worldwide.
At Woodstock Farms Custom Snacks we believe that the key to producing delicious, healthy products is a rigorous Quality Assurance program. The foundation of our QA program is our expert staff, who ensure that every snack that leaves our facility meets exacting standards for freshness, taste, and hygiene.
We start by inspecting each individual pallet we receive from suppliers. Our QA team taste-tests every sample and administers a full microbiology screening in our on-site laboratory. Moisture, breakage, and any other defects are carefully monitored for. Hourly taste tests are performed for all items in production and our QA specialists conduct regular environmental swabbing to confirm that no contaminants are present on the premises. Our QA staff thoroughly trains all employees on Good Manufacturing Practices and works to foster a culture of cleanliness and quality on every level.
We are a SQF Level 2 certified facility
- Diligent allergen separation in production and warehouse
- All employees adhere to strict Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines
- All equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between each production run
- Includes proactive HACCP measures
USDA organic certified • Kosher certified • Capable of specialty certifications: Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Put your Name on our Quality
At Woodstock Farms Custom Snacks, we recognize that every business is different. All supermarkets are not created equal. Each co-op has its own values. Every bodega serves a unique neighborhood. That’s why Woodstock Farms is more than just a manufacturer; we’re a partner in marketing. Our mission is to help you create a product line that complements your business strategy and builds on your brand. Whether you’re looking to fill bulk bins or create a line of impulse snacks, we’ll help you design a private label to perfectly interlock with your business model.
We want to open up a world of possibilities for you. Your product line will feature the exact items, size, packaging style, quantity, and look you need. And our in-house graphic design team can help ensure you receive eye-catching, modern packaging true to your brand. It’s quality from the inside out.
But we won’t stop there. Our goal is to foster a partnership that unites your trusted name and our high standard of quality. Customers will buy the first bag because they know your brand; they’ll buy the second because they love our product. That’s our promise: quality you’ll be proud to put your name on. I know I am.
Get to know the people who make Woodstock Farms Custom Snacks a leader in quality natural and organic private brand snacks! It’s our experience that good products start with good people, so we take our investment in human capital very seriously. To us, Woodstock Farms Custom Snacks is a family above all else. We work to make our company more than just an association of people; we strive to create a friendly environment that fosters cooperation and innovation. We’ve recently welcomed several new additions to our family, but many of our family members have been with us since the beginning. Together, we’re the nuts behind the nuts!