Genuine Local’s on a Mission

Genuine Local is the brainchild of two foodpreneurs who believed that making clean food with honest roots should be easier.  Genuine Local was created to address the lack of commercial production facilities available to local makers and farmers, and to reduce the scarcity of small batch contract manufacturers in New Hampshire.

Genuine Local provides a wide range of business development services on an a la carte basis, so that our customers get customized services when they need them.

Genuine Local can assist with label design, layout and compliance, business planning and pricing development, recipe scaling and product approvals, in addition to providing assistance in obtaining all necessary licenses and approvals.  Genuine Local also aggregates purchasing to leverage the best price for each customer.

Genuine Local’s mission is to be a bridge for small scale producers who are striving to span the gap to make more and grow!

Who’s behind Genuine Local?

gavin macdonald

co-owner and chief taster

Gavin has a connection to making great food that goes back to high school.  While being a line cook was just a way point on his path to co-founding Genuine Local – that experience guaranteed that he would never go hungry! 

Nugget & Maisey

morale & entertainment committee chairdogs

“A day without laughter, is a day wasted.”

Nicolas Chamfort, 1795

The antics of the French and the English ensure we never waste a day!

mary macdonald

co-owner and cruise director

Mary believes every great adventure starts with a good plan – but plans are made to be changed.   If nothing else, co-founding Genuine Local proves that to be true –

every single day!