December 08, 2011

Shop Local this Holiday Season with AgriMissouri as your Guide

Whether your holiday gift list includes a person who has everything, a self-proclaimed foodie or an adventurous traveler, Missouri's agribusinesses offer a spread - from goat milk soaps and lotions to bed & breakfasts and hands-on outdoor experiences to cheesecake and BBQ - that is sure to please. AgriMissouri has grown to include more than 1,300 Missouri farms and businesses this year, putting thousands more locally-sourced products at the consumer's fingertips on

Through the redesigned, it is now even easier for consumers to reach locally-grown and Missouri-made products. And new this year, the AgriMissouri Holiday Gift Guide brings together some of the members' most popular holiday-themed offerings.

"Whether it is visiting a farmers' market, taking the family to pick out the perfect tree or wreath or sourcing a favorite wine, jam or jelly, we hope to see all Missourians supporting our great local products and outstanding producers throughout the holiday season," said Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler. "We continue to look for ways for Missourians to become more connected to their communities and to agriculture within their daily lives." features everything from Missouri wines, chocolates and candies to honey, soaps and lotions, jams and jellies as well as a wide variety of beef and pork products. In addition, visitors can find agritourism experiences including public garden locations, Christmas tree farms, local food restaurants and bed & breakfasts.

Holiday shoppers, and those looking for unique, locally-sourced gifts throughout the year, can explore Missouri's best locally-sourced options in AgriMissouri's online directory of products and services, on business' individual profiles and social media pages.

To find a Missouri-made product or destination, or for more information on the AgriMissouri program, visit