Community Events

This is a curated list of events happening in Minnesota relevant to our ecosystem. If you have an upcoming event, share it with us.


2nd Tuesday of Each Month | Midwest Pantry Meetups

Midwest Pantry meetups and networking happy hours are free, informal professional events that encourage bold thinking and practical solutions to solve business problems.

Morning meetups: 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30-9:00am 

Entrepreneur Happy Hours: 3rd Monday each month 7:00-9:00pm


August 9 | Cottage food producer food safety training

This advanced course focuses on food safety practices for all processes covered under the cottage food law including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables and fermentation. You will learn how to produce, package, label, store and transport a safe food product. If you want to see if your product is as an allowable non-potentially hazardous food, then you can bring it along to the class and have it tested.

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Gustavus Adolphus College will host the the 54th annual Nobel Conference on October 2 and 3. This years conference, Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot, invites attendees to consider the vast diversity and complexity of soil, and to ponder the challenges we face in protecting this most fundamental resource. The conference brings nearly 4,000 life-long learners, high school, and college students to campus plus another 4,000 people watching live online.