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Montana Food Show logo. The Montana Food Show is coming on October 1, 2018 in Bozeman, MT.

Welcome to the Montana Food Show! Join us for our second annual food and beverage tradeshow showcasing 120 local Montana produce, meat, food, and beverage companies from every corner of our great state.

Let’s get more Montana foods on Montana plates – and Montana beverages in Montana glasses!

At the first Montana Food Show in 2017:

  • 45 vendors attended. With half of the companies reporting sales data so far:
  • $5,527 in sales the day of the show
  • 202 contacts made
  • $170,141 in projected sales in the next year
  • 163 buyers from 81 companies attended. Company types included:
  • Catering companies
  • Grocery Stores
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Restaurants/Bars
  • Resorts/Hotels/Lodging Facilities
  • Retail Stores
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Wholesale/Distributors
  • Other: event planners, dog food companies, cooking schools, mobile food vendors
  • 95 + members of the general public attended during the retail hours

Wondering if this show is for you? Check out the list of last year’s vendors below, or click here for the 2017 Vendor List.

Curious about what buyers came to purchase Montana foods at our 2017 show? Check out the list of buyers below, or click here to view/download the 2017 Buyer List.

 

Interested in Being a 2018 Vendor?

The 2018 show will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on Montana State University’s campus in Bozeman, Montana. Last year we hosted 45 outstanding Montana vendors, and due to the popularity of the show with buyers and vendors alike, we are expanding. We now have 120 spots available to Montana farmers, ranchers, and food/beverage companies. Each spot is 10 feet by 10 feet.

Sign up now for $225/booth space by clicking the button below.

Click here to view the Floor Plan for the 2018 show..

 

Click Here for Vendor Registration

 

Interested in Being a 2018 Buyer?

The 2018 show will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on Montana State University’s campus in Bozeman Montana. The show is free for professional buyers only from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Professional buyers can register by clicking the button below. General public hours will be posted in August 2018.

 

Click Here for Buyer Registration

 

Marketing News

Farmers Market Season Kicks Off Across Montana

Over 70 markets throughout Montana; directory available online

Farmers Market Season Kicks Off Across Montana

Helena, Mont. – With Spring weather throughout Montana kicking into high gear, farmers and ranchers are offering fresh, local produce, meats, and value-added foods at Farmers Markets throughout the state. Over 70 Farmers Markets are registered with the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) for the 2018 season and a directory is available online at farmersmarkets.mt.gov. Montana Farmers Markets are community events that are well attended by locals and tourists alike, as many markets host food trucks, activities for kids and families, and craft vendors in addition to local agriculture stands.

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Pulse Crop Committee Meeting Wednesday, May 30th

Meeting via conference call - join by dialing (406) 444-4647 and using access code 675894

Public Meeting Notice: Montana Pulse Crop Committee Meeting Wednesday, May 30th

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 30th via conference call. Those wishing to join by phone can join the meeting by dialing (406) 444-4647 and using access code 675894. Those unable to join via their own phone are invited to sit in on the call at the Montana Department of Agriculture (302 N. Roberts) in Conference Room 225.

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. 

MDA Seeking Pest Information from Lentil Growers

What vertebrate animals have damaged your crops?

MDA Seeking Pest Information from Lentil Growers

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking to gather information from lentil growers who have, are or will be suffering damage from vertebrate pests. As part of the MDA’s vertebrate pest program, Department staff gathers information and photos related to certain pests and the damages they cause to certain crops. This information helps the Department develop training materials, which in turn are used to educate producers to help them more easily identify and manage vertebrate pests.

Steph Hystad
Business Development Specialist

Phone : (406) 444-5425
E-mail : SHystad@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9442