Midwest Pantry is a collective of local food companies based in the Midwest. It is our mission to help local food companies grow. We work to accomplish this mission by creating a healthy community of local producers with shelf-ready products and connecting this community to buyers in the following ways:

Wholesale tradeshows

1We organize two annual private Local Food & Gift Shows; one in March (spring), the other in August (fall). If you are a licensed and insured producer that makes a quality local product, a store owner or wholesale buyer that is looking for unique local products, or a local business that can support our Show and grow your business, contact us here.

Our next wholesale event is: Midwest Pantry’s Fall 2015 Local Food & Gift Show on Monday, August 10th, 2015 from 10:30am-4pm. Wholesale buyers can reserve tickets here, and local producers can register here.

Public shopping event

2We organize The Shop Small Holiday Market, held on Small Business Saturday each year (the Saturday after Thanksgiving), which is a spectacularly fun event for the public to shop and support local producers

Our next Shop Small Market is: Saturday, November 28th, 2015. Local producers can reserve space now by registering here.

Poster Show

3 The Local Poster Show, which connects local producers and designers to create amazing original screen-printed poster that are sold to raise money for charity. We are excited to announce that the proceeds from sales of the 2015 Poster Show will benefit Free Arts Minnesota.

Our Poster Show event is: All-call for Local producers can sign up now to participate by registering here.

Educational Series

4In partnership with the MN Cup, we are creating a series of courses aimed to help local food companies of any size establish and scale their business. Courses are TBA and will be held at the Carlson School of Business.