Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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New Hampshire Supplier Exports to Canada

by Food Export | Jul 07, 2016
In September of 2014, Mary Macdonald, Owner of The Discerning Palate, LLC, attended the Natural Products Expo East Buyers Mission. At the mission she met with pre-selected buyers from Canada, Brazil, Mexico and the Czech Republic.

The buyer from Canada showed extreme interest in her line of sauces and condiments. This interest led to communication after the event and an expected sale of $10,000 before the end of the year.

The Discerning Palate from the 1st Congressional District in Meredith, New Hampshire, is a family owned and operated business specializing in artisanal, hand-crafted condiments, spice blends and sauces. Proud of their naturally gluten-free ingredients that contain no artificial or chemical ingredients, preservatives, coloring or flavoring their products are available for the retail, food service and product label markets.


Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products; as these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.

Story written September 2015 - The Discerning Palate, LLC is located in the 1st Congressional District in New Hampshire

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