Find Michigan food products for your business at the Making it in Michigan Conference
The annual Michigan State University Product Center Making it in Michigan Conference Marketplace is the go-to place to find Michigan-made food items for your business.
November 1, 2017 - Author: Joanne Davidhizar , Extension Educator, Innovation Counselor
The Making it in Michigan Conference is the Michigan State University Product Center’s annual conference for emerging Michigan food businesses. One of the features of the conference is the Marketplace Trade Show.
The General Marketplace, held 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 2017 at the Lansing Center 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan will feature more than 100 licensed Michigan food product businesses. This trade show provides an opportunity for chefs, restaurateurs, food service providers, winery, farm market and other retail establishment operators to sample and purchase local goods. The trade show is also an excellent forum for interacting with the business owners to understand the story of the product
A special preview hour for retail buyers only will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Admission is free.
In addition to the Marketplace, the Making it in Michigan Conference offers morning a variety of seminars related to food businesses and networking opportunities.
Sponsors include Meijer, Kroger, SpartanNash, LiPari, Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan Food and Beverage Association and Michigan State University Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Michigan State University Extension and Product Center operate the conference and assist emerging and established food entrepreneurs. To access assistance, request counseling at www.productcenter.msu.edu, or call 517-432-8750.