make more, faster, for less money
Local Makers can rent New Hampshire’s only specialty food production facility specializing in shelf stable products licensed by the State. The semi-automatic equipment at Genuine Local is designed to increase your productivity and efficiency, allowing you to make your unique products and get them to market faster and for less money.
Genuine Local also offers business development services to help you achieve your goals. Some of the services offered include: label layout, nutrition panels, recipe scaling, pricing tier development, licensing and product approval assistance.
Value Added Production
turn crop surplus into money on the shelf
Whether a bumper crop of tomatoes was planned or a surprise, Genuine Local can help you turn the surplus into shelf-stable products that will extend your season, add items to a CSA or stock the store shelves.
Genuine Local has a library of recipes for shelf-stable products using a wide variety of locally grown ingredients, that are also adaptable to reflect the bounty of the season. Whether you rent the production facility to make it yourself or have Genuine Local supply the labor, GL will work with you on personalized labels, packaging and sourcing additional ingredients.
In 2017, GL helped over a dozen farms turn more than 12,000 pounds of locally grown fruits and vegetables into shelf stable products. With an average “best enjoyed by” date of two years, value added products are like money in the jar!
Not enough hours in the day?
Genuine Local recognizes that your time may be best spent selling and marketing your great product, rather than making each batch. That’s why Genuine Local offers custom manufacturing, featuring small batch production combined with all the same business development services provided to Local Makers and Value Added customers.
Small batch production reduces the up-front costs, in-house labeling ensures a compliant label for selling across state lines or on-line. Aggregated purchasing of ingredients and packaging helps insure you get the best price possible. Intrigued? Give a call today…