Midwest Pantry organizes Minnesota’s local food creator community.

  • We are Minnesota food entrepreneurs.

  • We help Minnesota food businesses grow smarter and faster.

  • Together, we are making Minnesota the #1 place to start and run a food business.


Individual Memberships start at $65 a year and include discounts to our events, including:


Wholesale trade show

1We organize the annual wholesale Local Food & Gift Trade Show each Feburary. 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: 2018 Minnesota Food & Gift Trade Show on Thursday, Feb 8th, 2018 from 10:30am-4pm. Wholesale buyers can purchase 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). 2017 will be our the 5th annual event, which is spectacularly fun for the public to shop and support local producers held at the Community Center in St. Anthony Village, MN.

Our next Shop Small Market is: Saturday, November 25th, 2017. Registration for booth space is now open via Eventbrite! Apply now for space, they sell quick!


Free Happy Hours

3 A free, informal networking event for all of Minnesota’s vibrant food creator community.  These events are held the 2nd Wednesday of every other month at a locally-owned establishment, and are completely unstructured with no topic or agenda so that food creators can simply get together to socialize and use the time together as desired. If you’d like to get on the list, send chad@midwestpantry.com a request to get on our email list.

Our next Entrepreneurs Happy Hour is: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, 7pm @ 56 Brewing (3055 NE Columbia Ave Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55418)


Topic-based Networking

4 Midwest Pantry Meetups are lively networking events infused with a discussion topic. MeetsUps are held the 2nd Wednesday every other month at a locally-owned establishment, and are designed to be fun & informative. Heavy on networking, these events will give you something to talk about.

Tickets are limited!

Our next Meetup is: July Meetup – Wednesday, July 12 7-9 p.m at TBA


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