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OKG eat: Viva la salsa

Liven up the obligatory chips and dip with these fresh local salsas.

Devon Green April 30th, 2014

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. Why not liven up your table with one of these fresh, locally made salsas? They’re great if you like to feel superior to your fellow revelers with what you can handle or you just like to give those corn chips some pep. Find these at places like the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Farmers Market and Urban Agrarian.

— By Devon Green, photos by Shannon Cornman

Dorian’s Foods

1008 County Road 1586, Marlow 


Dorian’s Foods out of Marlow produces quality picante sauces and unusual relishes on its farm. Dorian’s chow-chow is a dynamite addition to any cookout. It’s a great addition to hot dogs or hamburgers. You can find products at the OSU-OKC Farmers Market through Susan Graff’s Crestview Farms booth, or you can order chow-chow and other products, including freshly made picante sauce and jalapeño relish, through Crestview’s website or just give the farm a call.

Towhead Salsa

P.O. Box 1390, Tuttle 


Made from a family recipe, Towhead Salsa uses only the freshest ingredients and is produced in small batches. The salsas are all-natural and preservative-free. The price is reasonable: A 16-ounce jar only costs five bucks.

You can find these at Urban Agrarian, 211 S. Klein Ave.; Native Roots Market, 131 NE Second St.; and Bill Kamp’s Meat Market, 7310 N. Western Ave., or you can purchase directly from Towhead’s website.

Mittie’s Kitchen

49200 Hardesty Road, Earlsboro 


At her home in Earlsboro, Melinda Billingsley creates locally sourced salsa that is so fresh you could take credit for making it yourself and no one would be the wiser. With no chemicals or hard-to-pronounce ingredients, this salsa’s flavor is a perfect complement to light summer fare.

Billingsley’s products can be purchased through the Oklahoma Food Cooperative and on Saturday mornings at her booth at the Oklahoma City Farmers Market, 1205 SW Second St.

Ace In the Bowl Salsa

Available at locations around the metro 


Susan Witt has been making her salsa at home for more than 20 years and has only recently made it available to the public. Ace in the Bowl comes in three varieties: hot, medium and mild. Witt credits her unique blend of ingredients for the flavor. Plus, you can’t miss the ace playing card on her labels.

You can pick up these salsas at Whole Foods Market, 6100 N. Western Ave.; The Gourmet Gallery, 1532 S. Boulevard, in Edmond; and Oklahoma Red Dirt Emporium, 101 E. California Ave.

Livesay Orchards

39232 E. 231st Street South, Porter 


Did you know that Porter is the peach capitol of Oklahoma? Livesay Orchards in Porter creates delicious salsa with a hint of sweetness, thanks to its addition of peaches. The largest peach farm in Oklahoma, it also produces peach jam, peach butter and even a peach barbecue sauce so you can treat your guests to something a little different. You can visit the orchard and pick up all of Livesay Orchards’ products directly from mid-June through September. You can also find them at Urban Agrarian.

Dreamcatcher Farm

308 Clermont Drive, Edmond 


If you crave a kick to your condiment, look no farther than Mamma Dee’s Pretty Hot variety. It’ll certainly wake up your taste buds with a flavorful combination of tomatoes and jalapeños and just a hint of citrus. Mamma Dee’s runs the gamut from mild to very hot.

You can find its products at Sprout’s Farmers Market, 6410 N. May Ave.; The Beef Jerky Emporium, 9346 N. May Ave.; and Savage Trading Company, 10840 NW 10th St., in Yukon.

El Rancho Salsa

Available at locations around the metro

According to its website, El Rancho Salsa evolved as a company in response to customers’ demand that the owners of Shamrock Convenience Store on NW 50th Street and N. Portland Avenue sell the hot sauce they offered with their burritos. One thing led to another, and now the four varieties of El Rancho Salsa are available all over the metro, including at the OSU- OKC Farmers Market, 400 N. Portland Ave.; Urban Agrarian; and Akin’s Natural Foods Market, 2370 W. Memorial Road.

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