Waterwheel Leather Company

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Founded by: John Seawright Waterwheel Leather Company provides handmade leather goods manufactured one at a time in Ozark, Missouri to customers around the world. Leather craftsman John Seawright skillfully created the highest quality bags, journals, totes, wine bottle holders, and other leather goods one at a time in his workshop studio. John says, “Waterwheel Leather… Read more »

Ortmann Woodcraft

Owners: Jon & Debbie Ortmann Located in Cape Girardeau, Ortmann Woodcraft is a family-owned business that designs and sells hand-crafted products. Often the process begins by salvaging wood from local farms or by purchasing sustainable harvested fine exotic woods from family-run Missouri businesses. All work is done in their home-based shop, which is expanding from… Read more »

Wind & Willow

President: Rozena Shackelford Wind & Willow is a family-owned business based in Mt. Vernon. Founded in 1991, the company specializes in nearly 100 mixes for appetizers, entrees, desserts, baked goods, and drinks, to name a few. The mission of Wind & Willow is “to bring friends and family together with products that are delicious, easy… Read more »

Start Right Foods

Founders: Clint Matthews & Kyle Rood Start Right Foods was founded in 2015 by two Missouri college athletes, based on a recipe they obtained for high-protein waffles. Today the protein-packed product line includes original, apple cinnamon, and blueberry frozen waffles; whole grain pancake and waffle mixes; a spray-able no-drip, no-clog maple syrup; and sliders that… Read more »

Proffer Wholesale Produce

Founder: Udell Proffer Established in 1964 on the principles of quality products, customer service, innovation, and loyalty, Proffer Produce is still family owned and operated in Park Hills, Missouri by over 350 employees. Proffer operates the 300+ acre Missouri Vegetable Farms, producing green peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, okra, pickles, chili peppers, acorn, butternut, spaghetti… Read more »

Mama Lane’s All Natural

Founder: Lane McConnell In October 2017 Lane McConnell launched her very first all-natural salve, Breathe Easy Vapor Rub, after years of not finding products that she felt were clean and healthy enough to use on her young family. Since then, she has developed a line of over 30 Mama Lane’s All Natural products that includes… Read more »

Hendrickson’s Dressings

Founder: Victor W. Hendrickson Originally conceived for the Hendrickson’s Cafeteria in the St. Louis area in the early 1930s, Hendrickson’s Original Sweet Vinegar & Olive Oil Dressing has been made by four generations of the Hendrickson family. The Classic Italian Dressing, which contains 80% less sugar and 25% less salt than the Original, was eventually… Read more »

The Grove Salsa Company

Founders: Sean and Shaunda Killingsworth Partners: Erik & Amber Pederson The Grove Salsa Company was born in a humble Missouri kitchen. The goal was to create a delicious salsa from fresh local vegetables and spices. Two years were spent perfecting the original recipe – Habanero. Grove salsa was encourage to “jar it up and sell… Read more »

Business Testimonial


"The benefits of the Buy Missouri program are that consumers know they're getting a high-quality Missouri product and the sales of those products support Missouri Jobs."

Mark Schell, Vice President Diamond Pet Foods Meta, Missouri