JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Grown program is offering holiday gift boxes for the fourth Christmas season in a row. Each pack contains unique food and home products from small agribusinesses across the state.
One of this year’s featured products is Vanilla Bourbon Peach Jam from Hen House Cannery in Bonne Terre.
The Missouri Grown program was created by the General Assembly in 1985 and was formerly known as AgriMissouri. The membership program represents more than 600 local agriculture, food, beverage and value-added businesses to consumers. All Missourians are encouraged to visit their local farmers’ markets, wineries and agritourism destinations. The program’s mission is “Connecting producers to consumers, and consumers to agriculture.”
Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said, “Missouri Grown holiday boxes are an easy and fun way to share your Missouri pride with those you love most. We’re proud to feature nine special products that showcase the diversity of Missouri agriculture.”
Buyers can send a gift box directly to friends and family through the Missouri Grown purchasing platform at MissouriGrownUSA.com. Boxes are $50 each, plus shipping. For orders of 10 boxes or more, buyers should contact the Missouri Grown team directly to coordinate shipments. Buyers can also pick them up at the department’s headquarters office in Jefferson City.
In addition to the Vanilla Bourbon Peach Jam from Bonne Terre, the 2023 Missouri Grown Holiday Gift Box includes:
Simply Salted Caramels from The Caramel House, St. Louis; Awesome Sauce from That’s Pretty Tasty, Vienna; Redhead Chipotle Sauce from Delish Nutrish, St. Louis; Laser Engraved Ornament from Gateway Industries, Eldon; Lavender Lotion Bar from Lavender Rhapsody, Bland; Dry Rub from Sticky Pig BBQ Sauce, Centralia; Elderberry Green Tea from All Things Elderberry, Glencoe; and Original Alpaca Snack Sticks from Spittin’ Good Alpaca Meats, Paris.
To learn more about the Missouri Grown USA and the products offered by the program’s 647 members, visit www.MissouriGrownUSA.com.