Local Food & Gift Tradeshow

 Looking Ahead, save the dates for 2016:

      2016 March Local Food & Gift Tradeshow – Monday, March 14, 2016

      2016 August Local Food & Gift Tradeshow – Monday, August 8, 2016


Are you a Local Producer?

Producers who would like to exhibit at the March 2016 Local Food & Gift Trade Show, please register here or email chad@midwestpantry.com with questions.


Support Local Entrepreneurs

If you are interested in more information about the partnering with Midwest Pantry and helping create opportunities for local entrepreneurial & start-up companies, we’d love to speak with you! Please contact chad@midwestpantry.com.


The Midwest Pantry Local Food & Gift Tradeshow is your one stop shop for store-ready, licensed & insured, locally sourced wholesale products!  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. Most products are available in commercial sizes to meet the growing demand from restaurants, delis and food trucks.

The Midwest Pantry Local Food & Gift Tradeshow is a private event, designed to connect wholesale buyers with qualified, professional, local producers.

Buyers can pre-register for FREE here:






August Local Food & Gift Tradeshow Details

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015

Show times: 10:30am – 4:00pm

Solar Arts by Chowgirls
711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Click here for driving directions

Free parking is available in 2 surface lots and ample street parking near the building. Please look for signs to the parking lots.

Cost: No charge to attend as a registered wholesale buyer, pre-registeration is required.

Buyers can pre-register here:




Local Producers attending the August 2015 Show:

Producer who would like to exhibit at the August 2015 Local Food & Gift Tradeshow, please click here for more information and online registration or email chad@midwestpantry.com with questions.


> AHNESTI Haircare (Minneapolis, MN) – natural & organic haircare with salon professional results

> Barber Shop Sharp (Minneapolis, MN) – beard oil and men’s face soap, using fresh goats milk and local micro beers

> 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

> Create Laser Arts (Minneapolis, MN) – artist created laser-engraved coasters, ornaments, cabin wares from high quality wood, reclaimed leather, paper and other materials reflecting our connection to nature: trees and plants, vegetables and animals, bikes

> Creative Bakery Solutions (Rice, MN) – brownie mixes, muffin mixes, quick breads, cake & cupcake mixes

> Curly Girlz Candy (Medford, MN) – natural, preservative free fudge, toffee, old fashioned nut rolls, and more

> Curt’s Special Recipe (Stillwater, MN) – the Twin Cities’ most famous salsa, BBQ sauce, bloody mary mix

 > Everett Fisheries (Green Bay, WI) – five varieties of smoked fish from Lake Superior’s cool blue waters

 > Fierce Ferments (Minneapolis, MN) – locally made pro-biotic goodness in several varieties of kim chi & sauerkfraut

> Grlk (Minneapolis, MN) – creamy, artisnal Lebanese garlic sauce

 > Heather’s Dirty Goodness (Minneapolis, MN) – 5 assorted dry spice blends for all-purpose, game, spicy coking and baking

> Jules Loft (Waconia, MN) – three dimensional, handcrafted edible garden art for wild songbirds

> Kakookies (Plymouth, MN) – single-serve, gluten-, dairy-, & egg-free cookies

> Last Course Sensations (Bangor, WI) -  “Butter Tarts”, available in three different flavors in various packaging options

> Lone Grazer Creamery (Minneapolis, MN) – washed rind aged cheese

> Lucille’s Kitchen Garden (St. Paul, MN) – hand-crafted wine jellies and pepper jams

> Mademoiselle Miel (St. Paul, MN) – award winning urban rooftop honey in luscious bon-bons and honey sticks

> Malone’s Simple Syrups (Minneapolis, MN) – all-natural, gourmet simple syrups for homemade sodas and cocktails

> Mill City Bread Company (Minnetonka, MN) – all-natural, artisan bread mixes, grill bread mix, pizza crust mix, and museli

> North Aire Market (Shakopee, MN) – Maggie & Mary’s soups, dips, cheeseball mixes; Pop It Top It popcorn kits; Camp Traditions soups and canned ground beef

> North Star Soda (Forest Lake, MN) – 4 flavors of real-sugar, craft soda

> Patelle’s – Simple Savory Soup (Lakeville, MN) – packaged dry soup mix perfect for gifting

> Red Table Meats (Minneapolis, MN) – dry-cured pork products

> Safesha (Minneapolis, MN) – all-natural, locally made hand sanitizer

 > Sister Chris’ Fruit Sauces – 10- flavors of all-natural, gluten-free, vegan, low-sodium, low-calori, fat-free and real fruit flavored gourmet BBQ sauces

> Smude Oil (Pierz, MN) – cold pressed sunflower oil in 6 flavors, soaps, lip balms, lotion and massage oils

> Sol Organics (Edina, MN) – organic warming therapy body wraps

> St. Paul Switchel (Roseville, MN) – naturally, awesomely restorative, thirst-quenching choice for farmers during haying season, earning the nickname “Haymaker’s Punch”

> Stony Creek Dairy (Melrose, MN) – family-farmed cow’s milk & butter

> suds! Bath & Body (North Mankato, MN) – complete line of all natural, handmade bath and body products packaged with recyclable and/or compostable materials

> Tantalizing Tastes (Wayzata, MN) – a product line of global sauces and dips

> Terrior Chocolate (Fergus Falls, MN) – 8 varieties of chocolate bars that forged from  hand-roasted cacao beans in northern Minnesota

> True Dough (Farmington, MN) – frozen 12 oz pizza dough balls in 5 varieties; gluten-free flatbread rounds in 2 varieties

> Tru Melange (Edina, MN) – 100% natural essential oil aromatherapy candles

> Two Gelato Guys (St. Louis Park, MN) – foodservice sized gelato & sorbet in a multitude of artisan flavors

> Z ART (Minnetonka, MN) – animal inspired art ware (mugs, bowls, plates) created by hand, dishwasher and microwave safe; hand-applied metalic accented note cards




Midwest Pantry Strategic  Partners:

If you are interested in more information about the partnering with Midwest Pantry and the opportunities we create to support local entrepreneurial & start-up companies, we’d love to speak with you! Please email chad@midwestpantry.com.