COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what's going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records.
The records: This website from the state government of Missouri holds a list of companies, farms and markets at which locally grown or Missouri-grown products can be found.
Why you'd want them: You can research your food and support local farms, state farms or farmers markets and get addresses and contact information. You can also search for specific products, like blueberries or eggs.
The same website also provides a list of Missouri-made products such as jewelry and specialty food.
Where you go: agrimissouri.com/mo-grown. Click "view all results" to get the full list of producers.
How much it will cost: This information is free.