Making it in Michigan Gourmet Food Conference and Marketplace Trade Show
The 6th Annual Making it in Michigan Speciality Food Show was held in Lansing, Michigan on November 12, 2013 at the Lansing Center. Once again many Kosher Michigan certified businesses had exhibits at this specialty food show including Lesley Elizabeth, Southwestern Michigan Buttery, Gluten Free Bar (Gfb), Good Life Granola, Food For Thought, Herkner’s Original Fruit Toppings, Simply Suzanne, Candice Foods, and Johnny Secreto’s. (Peteet’s Cheesecake was at the 2012 show)
Kosher Michigan is a proud supporter of the Making It in Michigan Conference and Premier Specialty Food Show in Lansing, Michigan. The show is sponsored by the Michigan State University (MSU) Product Center.
The Marketplace, held 12:30-4:00 p.m. on November 12, 2013 at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Mich., will feature more than 160 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 owner to understand the story of the product and maker. The Marketplace is free and open to the public.
“As a pioneer in the “made-in-Michigan” movement, I have been sourcing Michigan-made products for my specialty gift baskets since Gift Basket Classics began in 1991,” said Carol Brandt who uses merchandise found at past Marketplace events. “There have been countless gift and gourmet shows, tradeshows, and conventions that I’ve attended in the past 22 years, but for me, the best source of all has been Making It in Michigan, Michigan’s premier specialty food show. To walk into this incredible trade show and not have to weed through the exhibitors in a quest for Michigan-made products is quite a thrill for me! I would highly recommend any retailer who is seeking excellent products made in our Great Lake State to attend Making It in Michigan.”
In addition to the Marketplace, the Making it in Michigan Conference offers a variety of seminars related to food businesses and networking opportunities. Michigan State University Extension and Product Center sponsor the conference and work with emerging and established food entrepreneurs. To access assistance, request counseling at www.productcenter.msu.edu, or call 517-432-8750.