Dutch Valley Food Development

 Myerstown Branch

 Product manufacturing has long been a part of the history of Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. Over 20 years ago, a manufacturing department was created to control product quality. Sweetened coconut, a small selection of snack mixes and other miscellaneous products were the first to be produced in-house. As the years passed, customer feedback played an important role in the expansion of our product selection as well as the volume of products being produced.

In 2006, our manufacturing division became its own entity named Dutch Valley Food Development, Inc. To date, Dutch Valley Food Development is responsible for the production of several hundred items including sweet and savory dip, dressing and dessert mixes, custom seasoning blends, international grain pilafs, Meals-in-Minutes, gourmet no MSG and home-style soups as well as many other items.

Dutch Valley Food Development has a full time Research and Development department, a strict Quality Assurance program to ensure quality, consistency and integrity in all products, and is also Certified Organic to meet the needs of our customers. We continue to improve our daily operations by investing in up-to-date equipment and providing a healthy environment for employee growth and advancement.  From day one we’ve been committed to providing our customers with a high level of service and we continue to strive to do so today.

 New Holland Branch

 What is now the New Holland branch of Dutch Valley Foods began as a sole proprietorship in 1991 under the name Stoltzfus Kountry Kitchen (SKK) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. SKK provided a complete line of ready to serve desserts to delis and farm markets in the PA, NJ, DE, and MD regions. The company evolved into a full line co-packer of gourmet quality jar goods in 1995 while continuing dessert manufacturing with even broader distribution. The line-up of jar goods include pickled vegetables, salsas, marinades, sauces and butters, fruit, jams, jellies and mustards among other unique items for both private labeled and brand name customers.

In 2005, a new entity named ICC Foods, Inc. was formed as part of expansion plans. After many years of continued growth in both desserts and jar goods manufacturing, Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. the company’s largest customer, acquired the assets of ICC in October of 2011 and formed J&A Foods, Inc.  In 2014 J&A Foods merged into Dutch Valley Food Development, New Holland Branch.

 Our New Holland branch has emerged into new markets through R&D and production capabilities of both shelf stable and refrigerated food products. The company employs 25+ people and occupies a 30,000 square foot, FDA inspected manufacturing facility.