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The Midwest Pantry Local Food & Gift Trade Show is the largest trade show in the nation dedicated solely to local produced food & gift 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 and frustrating to buyers. It is also very time consuming and sometimes frustrating process for producers to meet and present their products to buyers. The Local Food & Gift Trade Show is a one day event designed to solve this problem for both buyers and producers.
We are looking for licensed and insured producer that make quality local products, and want their business to grow, to stay in front of local buyers, and connect with other local businesses who learning and growing their businesses as well. In 2016, in response to buyers demand, we are especially interested in finding 1) locally produced frozen products, and 2) locally produced products that are available in commercial sizes to meet the growing demand from restaurants, delis and food trucks.
Established in 2010, Midwest Pantry has worked with over 350 local food and gift producing companies to increase sales through educational, wholesale, and retail opportunities.
Founded by local food producers, Zoie Glass and Chad Gillard, Midwest Pantry helps Midwestern-based food and gift entrepreneurs grow their companies from start-up through the point of scale-up by providing education, experience, and mentorship with a series of local public retail and private wholesale events. Most notably, the Local Food & Gift Trade Show which attracts hundreds of wholesale buyers from across the region. Midwest Pantry was a recipient of the 2015 EUREKA! Award for Innovation.
After 6 years of working with local food producers, Midwest Pantry is reorganizing to be a membership driven organization. This new organizational model will includes food creators from across Minnesota's entire food ecosystem. We subscribe to the idea that the work that benefits Minnesota's food creator community needs to be led by the food creator community.
Plug into the MN food creator community network by becoming a Midwest Pantry member at https://goo.gl/TGwMzQ!