As NH’s Only Specialty Food Production Accelerator

with Shared Kitchen Space plus Food & Beverage Small Batch Co-Packing  


Genuine Local is 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 is New Hampshire’s only food production accelerator with a core mission to lower the bar to entry for food producers.  Genuine Local fills the gap created by a lack of access to commercial production facilities and helps food companies grow by providing business development and production assistance and even provides small batch co-packing services.

Much has been learned since opening in 2016, and in the continuing pursuit of our mission to provide access to the resources local food businesses need to grow and succeed, Genuine Local is excited to


continue to provide hot-pack and hold production for local farms and our small batch co-pack customers, kitchen access for state-licensed local makers and business development support for all our existing customers. We will also continue to aggregate purchasing to leverage the best price for each customer on ingredients and packaging.

Genuine Local’s mission is to lower the bar to entry by providing access to the right equipment, resources and support you need to turn your ideas and goals into realities!  If you are focused on developing hot-pack and hold products, Genuine Local is here through each stage of growth to help you realize your dreams and achieve success – however you define it!


Who’s behind Genuine Local?

mary macdonald

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! 

gavin macdonald

Gavin has a connection to making great food that goes back to high school.  While being a line cook was just a waypoint on his path to

co-founding Genuine Local –

that experience guaranteed that he would never go hungry! 

clarissa macdonald

Finding what you love makes life more fun! 

Genuine Local is all about opportunities  –

no two days are ever the same!  Clarissa loves to help people put dreams into motion and turn opportunities into reality.

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17 Messer Street

Laconia, NH 03246


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