October Monthly: Membership Update, Tradeshow, Upcoming Events


Made in Montana, Grown in Montana, Native American Made in Montana

Made in Montana Monthly

October 2021

If it's produced in Montana, it's produced with pride.

International website grant

Membership Database Upgrade

Exciting news!  The Made in Montana team is working hard this fall to upgrade the current Made in Montana membership database to a new, user friendly, system.  Starting in January, Made in Montana members will be able to log in to their listing, edit information, and update products and photos.  We will provide updates to our members as the project moves forward this fall.  We are excited about this transition and the long-awaited change to the system that gives members control over their membership information and online directory listing.

Tradeshow Exhibit Floor

Save the Date

2022 Made in Montana Tradeshow - March 11 and 12 in Helena at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds.

Exhibitor application will be available October 20 at 9am here.  To participate you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an active and registered member of the Made in Montana program
  • Sell gifts, general merchandise items, and/or shelf-stable, packaged food/beverage
  • Sell at wholesale prices and follow wholesale practices
  • Follow all applicable Health Department rules if sampling food and/or beverages
  • Agree not to exhibit or promote any non-Made in Montana products at this trade show
  • Agree to all Exhibitor Rules & Regulations

$650 Million Soon Available for Small Scale Farmers, Farmers Markets and Food Producers

NCAT to help producers access USDA Pandemic Response Safety Program

If you’re a small-scale farmer, food processor or distributor, or farmers market and have been financially impacted by Covid-19, you may be able to access up to $20,000 to recover costs related to the pandemic.

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is helping food producers access these dollars through the USDA’s Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program . Applications will open in early October. Producers should get prepared for the application period now.

If you operate a small farm producing specialty crops whose annual revenue is less than $1 million, run a farmers market, food hub, community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, a small food processing business or food manufacturing operation, you may be eligible for grant funding.