Pick Missouri Grown!
Here in Missouri, we grow everything from corn and soybeans to cotton and rice. Our family farms raise some of the nation’s best beef and pork products. Missouri vineyards produce some of the most rich, flavorful wines that rival the best of California.Missouri Grown represents the best our state has to offer. Read below about some outstanding Missouri companies who will showcase their products at the Tasty Expo May 19-20. This is just a sampling of what you’ll find when you Pick Missouri Grown!
Let’s give a warm welcome to Baetje Farms LLC. This French-inspired artisan goat cheese dairy and creamery is located in Bloomsdale, Missouri. Steve and Veronica Baetje produce “Pure Artisan Farmstead” goat cheeses on their historic farm that dates back to the late 1700s. “Farmstead” signifies cheese made solely with milk from the cheese maker’s own animals. “Artisan” is a skilled manual worker or craftsman. Baetje Farms produces their cheeses in an old world, European style. To date, this dairy has received more than 60 awards and currently sells their products across the United States. Find Baetje Farms at www.baetjefarms.com.
CIRCLE B RANCH
Circle B Ranch is a Berkshire/Kurabota hog farm located in the heart of the Ozarks, just outside Springfield, Missouri. The owners, John and Marina Backes, started raising their heritage Berkshire hogs for restaurant and consumer consumption on their 200-acre farm in 2009. Now the couple sell meat cuts off the farm and online, as well as through plain and spicy pork sticks. Circle B Ranch also produces small-batch chutneys and sauces, which harken back to a time when Marina owned and operated an upscale catering company in New Jersey. Among the offerings are Big John’s Homemade BBQ Sauce, Marina’s Cranberry Chutney, Marina’s Homemade Ketchup and Top Tomato Bloody Mary Mix. Find all Circle B Ranch products at www.circlebranchpork.com.
DANIEL’S BAR-B-Q SAUCES
Daniel’s Bar-B-Q Sauces L.L.C. produces barbecue sauces and meat rubs packed with Kansas City flavor. The company has been making their award-winning sauces and rubs for nearly a century. Owner, Daniel Hipsher, Sr., won first place at the American Royal Annual World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest for his Original Kansas City Style Bar-B-Q Sauce. You can find this sauce along with his Competition Blend #9 and Competition Meat Rub on store shelves across the Kansas City area. Also in his product lineup, Hipsher has a line of three moonshine-infused sauces aptly named Daniel’s Shine of the Moon BBQ Sauce. All three of these sauces won awards at the Saucekers BBQ Competition. Visit Daniel’s Bar-B-Q Sauce online at www.danielsbbq.com to see a full list of their grocery locations.
Edgewood Creamery is a family owned and operated dairy farm that offers handcrafted cheeses and fresh bottled milk from some of the finest grass-fed cows in Southwest Missouri. The Fletcher Family milk their 300-plus cows twice daily. The wholesome milk is bottled as creamline milk or handcrafted into delicious artisan farmstead cheeses. Edgewood cheese products include fromage blanc, cheddar, Ozark mountain blue, and plain or jalapeño cheese curds. For your next special occasion, order a pre-packaged selection of Edgewood Creamery cheese online via their website, www.edgewoodcreamery.com.
ELLBEE’S GARLIC SEASONINGS
Linda and Brent Styer started Ellbee’s Garlic Seasonings Company in 1996, after falling in love with the way minced garlic and a dash of spice brought out the flavor of any meal. This gourmet garlic company is appropriately named after the owners Linda and Brent – “Ell” is for (L)inda, and “bee” is for (B)rent. The Styers’ expanded from Ellbee’s Original to an entire product line of flavors that includes zesty, sweet n’ smoky, tuscan, asian zing, chipotle herb and more! Visit their website, www.elbeesgarlic.com to check out the latest recipes for how to spice up your next meal.