Wayfare Foods Offers Plant-Based Food Products From Nebraska City Factory – Nebraska City News Press
Julie Davis, Cherry Road Media
Wayfare Foods is all about Nebraska City.
Wayfare Foods Nebraska City plant manager Rick Achtziger told the Nebraska City Rotary Club that the company, which took over the former Diversified Foods plant in Nebraska City in March 2020, would like to transition the workforce from the company from 30 to maybe 300 and would like to expand to the two-thirds of the plant that is not currently in use. Wayfare Foods makes dairy-free products,
Wayfare Foods makes 100% dairy-free and plant-based sour cream, butter, cheese, cream cheese, dips and puddings at the Nebraska City site. The products are kosher parve and do not contain the ingredients that cause the top 10 food allergies, Achtziger said. They are also non-GMO. Founder Kelly Coffin created the com
Founder Kelly Coffin started the company in 2009 after growing up on a dairy farm in Vermont. Coffin’s father was told by a doctor to change his diet after the father was diagnosed with cancer and was given six months to live, Achtziger said. He changed his diet and lived 10 more years.
Achtziger said the company’s newest addition to its product line, yogurt, has been delayed by supply chain issues. He said packaging has been delayed for the yogurt, which was due to launch in December 2021. Flavors will include plain, raspberry, strawberry and vanilla.
While the company currently focuses most of its marketing efforts in the Northeast, Achtziger said Wayfare Rick Achtziger, plant manager for Wayfare Foods in Nebraska City, spoke about what the company has done to renovate the former Consolidated Foods plant and its future. the plans are during the Feb. 2 meeting of the Rotary Club of Nebraska City.
Food items can be purchased in the Health Market section of the Plattsmouth HyVee or online at wayfarefoods.com.
The Nebraska City Rotary Club meets Wednesday at noon at Valentino’s, 1710 S. 11th. Guests pay $9 for lunch.
Upcoming speakers include a presentation on the TeamMates mentorship program tomorrow (February 9), Congressman Adrian Smith on February 16; Cindy Daffron, director of the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 23; and Brad Kingery of Nebraska City Utilities, who will speak about the new “Track and Traceability” program on March 9.
Cole Sharp is the club president. Call (402) 873-0530 for more information.