Selling to Restaurants

Montana Food on Montana Plates

Helping Montana agricultural producers and processors market to Montana food service establishments
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Once you have gained some marketing experience and built production and delivery capacities, it's time to consider selling to wholesale accounts, such as restaurants, schools, and other institutions, providing volume sales.


Montana Restaurants

Dozens of Montana restaurants and distributors have contacted us to be listed as those interested in local products - a good starting point for you! 


Purchasing Local Food - Guidelines for Montana School Food Service Programs

Developed by Montana State University - Bozeman's Team Nutrition and the Office of Public Instruction, with help from the Montana Department of Agriculture, this manual explains how schools can source and use local products, including Montana beef.


It Can Be Done!

View this video to see how some schools are working with local producers to prioritize local foods, including beef, in schools.  Courtesy of FoodCorps Montana.


For additional assistance with selling to the food service industry, contact the Marketing Officer below.




Linda Howard
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-5425
Fax: (406) 444-9442


Published: Wed Jan 11 14:45:00 MST 2012.
Last Modified: Fri Apr 10 09:55:54 MDT 2015