Buy These Products Made in Oklahoma

Made in Oklahoma
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Originally formed in 2000, the Made in Oklahoma (MIO) Coalition is a consortium of food manufacturers operating in Oklahoma. The group's primary focus is the marketing and sales of local products, and the membership includes a number of longtime Oklahoma companies, from manufacturers to distributors. Throughout the year, a number of Made in Oklahoma promotions take place, including an annual recipe contest and a cookbook, both focused on utilizing Made in Oklahoma products.

Companies/Products

Often, Oklahomans are surprised to learn that many of the products they have purchased for years are actually produced locally. Others choose to buy Made in Oklahoma brands in order to support local companies and their employees. A larger list of Made in Oklahoma products is available below, but some of the more popular names include dairy products from Hiland, Borden and Braum's and meats such as Bar-S hot dogs and JC Potter sausage. Griffin Foods, maker of a number of sauces and condiments, is an Oklahoma company, as is Shawnee Mills, producer of popular baking mixes.

Where to Buy

Made in Oklahoma products are available in many Oklahoma City area grocery stores, including:

Restaurants

Not only can you find Made in Oklahoma (MIO) products for your personal use in area grocery stores, but a number of popular Oklahoma City area restaurants make use of Made in Oklahoma products in their menu offerings. The list includes such eateries as Bricktown Brewery, Cattlemen's Steakhouse, Deep Fork Grill, Irma's Burger Shack, Jimmy's Egg, Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler, Pearl's Crabtown, La Baguette Bistro and many more.

Annual Recipe Contest & Cookbook

Each year, typically in late spring/early summer, the Made in Oklahoma Coalition presents a recipe contest open to submissions of original entree, dessert or kid's cuisine recipes that utilize at least two Made in Oklahoma products.

In addition, a cookbook entitled "Tastefully Oklahoma" is available. The 126-page collection features contest-winning recipes and submissions from more than a thousand Oklahomans, many of which are also available online.

Made in Oklahoma Companies

Here is a list of popular Made in Oklahoma Coalition companies.

  • AdvancePierre Foods
  • Andrews Honey Bees
  • Bar-S Foods Company
  • Billy Goat Ice Cream Company
  • Blackjack Beef Jerky
  • Charlie Bean Coffee
  • Chef's Requested Foods
  • Clements Foods Company
  • COOP Ale Works
  • Cusack Meats
  • Daddy Hinkle's
  • deVine Natural Artesian Water
  • Field's Pies
  • Griffin Foods Company
  • Head Country
  • Hiland Dairy Company
  • J&M Farms
  • Ken's Bakery
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Jenks Mill
  • KiZE Concepts
  • Kratos Foods
  • Kreb's Brewing Company
  • La Baguette
  • Lopez Foods
  • Mountain View Meat Company
  • My Bigmama's Kitchen
  • National Steak and Poultry
  • O'Steen Meat Specialties
  • OK Foods
  • Orchid Paper Products Company
  • Ozarka
  • Ralph's Packing Company
  • Schwab & Company
  • Scissortail Farms
  • Shawnee Milling Company
  • Southern Okie
  • Suan's Foods Inc.
  • Swadley's BBQ
  • The Bama Companies, Inc.
  • Total Beverage Company
  • Twin Foods, Inc.
  • Value Added Products
  • Van's Pig Stands BBQ Sauce
  • Vinyard Fruit & Vegetable Company