Ozarks berry farm boasts big blueberry boom for the summer

Published: Jun. 15, 2019 at 8:55 PM CDT
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While some fruit might have had a tough season this year due to weather, there is one delicious treat whose loving it.

Earnie Bohner is the owner of Persimmon Hill Farm in Lampe, Mo.

The farm has rows and rows of blueberries on eight and half acres of land. He says he gets more than 30,000 visitors a year that come to pick their own blueberries.

Families are able to enjoy the plump and juicy blueberries this year because Bohner says the record amount of rainfall and cooler temperatures played a role in the growth of so many blueberries.

"With the water and cooler weather had a chance to allow them to get bigger and bigger and also the cooler weather allows them to stay on the plant and spread out just a little bit more," said Bohner.

Ernie encourages all of his customers to try the 11 different blueberries as they pick, so they can find the one blueberry that makes them wanting to come back for more.