Local Food & Gift Show

Thanks to the wholesale buyers, producers and sponsors who made the Fall Show so spectacular!


Spring Local Food & Gift Show – Monday, March 16th, 2015

The Midwest Pantry Local Food & Gift Show is your one stop shop for hard to find, locally sourced wholesale products, now on a MONDAY!  Locally sourced products continue to be a fast growing sector in both gift and grocery, yet finding store ready products available in wholesale quantities can be time consuming. The Midwest Pantry Local Food & Gift Show is a private event, designed to connect wholesale buyers with qualified, professional, local producers.

Are you a producer and want to exhibit at Local Food & Gift Show? Please click here for more information and online registration or email midwestpantry@gmail.com with questions.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Spring Local Food & Gift Show, please contact Chad at midwestpantry@gmail.com


Historic Grain Belt Bottle House in Northeast Minneapolis


Spring Local Food Show – Monday, March 16, 2014

Show times:
9:30am – 3:00pm

Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Click here for driving directions

Free parking is available in the surface lot adjacent to the Bottling House.

Cost: No charge to attend as a registered wholesale buyer, please register online here.


Local Producers who attended the 2014 Fall Midwest Pantry Local Food & Gift Show:

> A Gourmet Thyme Too (St. Paul, MN) - hand crafted shortbreads made using small-batch artisan techniques
> American Skillet Company (Madison, WI) – cast iron shaped skillets for the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois
> Bodylish (Minneapolis, MN) – handmade 100% natural body care products made with pure essential oils and food grade ingredients. soaps, bath bombs, lotion bars, creams and spritz
> Buddy’s Nut Butters (Minneapolis, MN) – small batch artisan nut butters available in four flavors
> Chiqui’s Chocolates (Pengilly, MN) – chocolate gift boxes, caramel, caramel bites, caramel spread
> Cool Jerk (St. Paul, MN) – Southeast Asian-style beef jerky based on traditional Lao recipes using fresh ingredients
> Creative Bakery Solutions (Rice, MN) – brownie mixes, muffin mixes, quick breads, cake & cupcake mixes
> Dr. In the Kitchen (Minneapolis, MN) – Flackers flax seed crackers, SEEDSTERS sprouted seed snacks
> Favorable Treats (Brooklyn Park, MN) – frozen cookie dough
> Food Service News (St. Anthony, MN) – news and information source for restaurants and the food service industry
> Golden Fig (St. Paul, MN) – dried spices and spice blends, balsamic vinegars, infused sugars, spread mixes
> Hatch Factory Productions(Minneapolis, MN) – artisic collections of table top and drink ware featuring original art by local designers & organic inks
> Heavenly Treats (St. Cloud, MN) – four flavors of wafer-thin toffee, and toffee cookies
> Hero Dog (Minnetonka, MN) -
> Joia All Natural Soda (St. Louis Park, MN) – six varieties of all natural soda
> Keep Buzzin’ Body Products (Edina, MN) – sustainable and vegan hand and foot creams in earth friendly packaging
> Locally Laid Egg Company (Wrenshall, MN) – pasture-raised chicken eggs, and chicken feed
> Lucille’s Kitchen Garden (St. Paul, MN) – hand-crafted wine jellies and pepper jams
> Malone’s Simple Syrups (Minneapolis, MN) – all-natural, gourmet simple syrups for homemade sodas and cocktails
> Midwest Northern Nut Company (Minneapolis, MN) – edible nuts and confections in gift packaging, one pound bags of nuts, Hokey Pokey and candies
> Nate Dog’s (Coon Rapids, MN) – honey-spiced mustard
> North Aire Market (Shakopee, MN) – specialty soup, dip & cheeseball mixes, Pop It Top It popcorn kits, canned ground beef
> Olympic Granola (North Branch, MN) – granola bars and trail mix
> Patelle’s (Lakeville, MN) – dry italian soup mixes
> Play from Scratch (St. Paul, MN) – YOXO brand eco-friendly toys & building sets
> Prairie Chai (Chanhassen, MN) – all natural, preservative chai tea concentrate
> Soy What? Candles (Minneapolis, MN) – 100% soy handmade candles, phthalate-free, variety of sizes in recyclable covered tins and tumblers
> Sue Zelickson’s Lacey SueZ Cookie Mix (Golden Valley, MN) – radio & TV “Foodie” personality and cookbook editor, Sue Zelickson’s recipe for delicate paper thin party cookies laced with bits of rich chocolate. Even sweeter, all proceeds go to help kids in need
> Superior Salt (Grand Marais, MN) – gourmet sea salts handcrafted on the North Shore of Lake Superior
> Teasource (St. Anthony, MN) – 200 varieties of loose teas and tisanes, as well as accessories for serving and storing loose tea
> Trinity Building Services (Minneapolis, MN) – pure and scented natural hand sanitizers
> Wild Idea Buffalo Company(Rapid City, SD) – 100% grass-fed/grass-finished, free roaming, antibiotic & hormone free, and humanely field harvested bison meat products
> Worker B (Minneapolis, MN) – honey based skin care products, raw honey, pillar and container beeswax candles, Honey Bee t-shirts and baby suits


Other Twin City events happening the weekend of August 8-10, 2014:
> Local Food & Gift Show Happy Hour  Saturday, August 9th 5pm-7pm
> Minneapolis Gift Show @ UMAGA (10301 Bren Road West, Minnetonka) – Friday, August 8 thru Monday, August 11th
> Irish Fair of Minnesota @ Harriet Island (200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd, St. Paul) – Friday, August 8 thru Sunday, August 10th


Fall Local Food & Gift Show – Sponsors:

If you’d like to sponsor the Spring Local Food & Gift Show, please email Chad at midwestpantry@gmail.com.