Who We Are
We are local businesses, growers, producers, retailers, eateries, wineries, B & Bs, artisans, and historical societies promoting locally grown products and emphasizing local heritage and culture.
The Missouri River Bluffs Association (MRBA) works to promote, protect, enhance and market the agriculture products, food, wines, arts, crafts, sites and services within the region.
The Missouri River Bluffs Association (MRBA) strives to enhance the economic, cultural, historical and educational value of the region.
The Missouri River Bluffs Association (MRBA) Board of Directors includes representation from each county in the region and participating sectors:
MRBA is currently working on a series of 6 Local Food Festivals called The Taste of Local Missouri. The Taste of Local Missouri Food Festivals are funded in part by a Missouri Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Grant and are designed to help residents in the six Mid-Missouri counties of Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Moniteau and Osage increase their awareness and access to sources of healthy, locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs and flowers. At these festivals, people are invited to experience the taste of the best of the local food production market. We will showcase Local Food (fresh food and value added products), prepared specialty foods for sale, Local Wine, Local Beer, Local Music, and Local Fun! Additionally, our Market Chef, Laura Carter with her project MO Deep Roots will be demonstrating what to do with your market veggies.