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 private Local Food & Gift Show every March. 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 2017 Local Food & Gift Show on Monday, March 13th, 2017 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). 2016 is the 4th 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 26th, 2016. Local producers can reserve space now by registering here. We have sold out of tables every year, and are nearly sold out so act quickly!


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, December 14th, 2016, 7pm @ Republic (7 Corners, Minneapolis)


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 the Urban Growler in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul, 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: November Meetup – Wednesday, November 9 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Urban Growler. Topic is Invoice Factoring: A Funding Tool to Grow your Business presented by Brad Connor of corporate member Partners Funding, Inc

Space is limited, get your tickets now via Eventbrite!