Dear Taste of Missouri Sponsors, Vendors, and Supporters, 

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for your contributions that made Taste of Missouri 2017 a wonderful success! With your support and participation, we were able to raise over $18,000 in net profit for community service projects, including continued funding for the Rotary Backpack ProgramWe appreciate all our food and beverage vendors, silent auction contributors and event sponsors (see complete list below) that helped make this happen!

This year we were pleased to bring you several new additions, including live cooking demonstrations with Chef Naomi Minahan and Chef Ryan VanWinkle; live music from Matt's Family Jam; and three new awards for the Best of Show which featured a favorite Savory (meat), Side (non-meat), and Sweet (dessert) item. Our winners were: 
  • Best Savory Dish: Savory Poutine on a Stick (a toothpick loaded with a tater tot, cheese curd and piece of pork and smothered in gravy) by Brian Staack, Bootleggers BBQ

  • Best Side Dish: Artisan Breads by Yumi Jolliff, Jolliff Farms (West Plains Farmers Market booth)

  • Best Sweet Dish: Pickled Pear and Pepper Jelly by Marilyn Roberts, Abundant Life Farms (West Plains Farmers Market booth)
Please make plans to join us again next year on November 16, 2018Event information is available on our website at and on our Facebook event page at

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2017 Taste of Missouri Planning Committee
Bronwen Madden, Crystal Cook, Ramona Heiney, Heather Fisher, Allison Wilson and Lance Boyer

Food & Beverage Vendors, 2017

  • Bootleggers BBQ
  • Chef Naomi Minahan
  • Chef Ryan VanWinkle
  • Colton's Steakhouse
  • Cranberry Merchant/Ray Ray's BBQ/Thomas Coffee
  • Great Rivers Distributing
  • Greater Ozark Farmers Market
  • Grellner Sales & Service
  • Grumps Grub
  • Neo-Organtix Cafe
  • Ozark Cafe
  • Ozarks Brewing Company
  • Parmer's Soups & Dips
  • Public House Brewing Company
  • Roma Italian Restaurant
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Saint James Winery
  • Savor Grill & BBQ
  • Skillets Family Cafe
  • Tootsies & Tweetsies
  • Wages Brewing Company
  • West Plains Farmers Market
Platinum Level Sponsor 2017

Gold Level Sponsor 2017