Itís All About Taste
Persimmon Hill Farm is a real berry, fruit and mushroom farm in the scenic Table Rock Lake country of Southwest Missouri. The farm began several decades ago when we fulfilled our dream of starting a berry farm that would also be a destination, where families could come for a farm experience as well as great berries and fruits. Families could tour the fields, pick and sample fresh berries right from the bushes, dine on hot muffins and cobblers, and taste the dozens of unique gourmet products made right on our farm. The Persimmon Hill Farm concept was never about being the biggest; it was always about quality and especially about the taste.
Gourmet Food Products
After successfully growing natureís most succulent berries, we set out to develop products that captured the true, divine berry flavors. We started with gourmet jams -- blueberry, blackberry and raspberry jams so full of berries and rich berry flavor that the products gained an immediate following. When we added shiitake mushrooms to the foods grown on the farm, we enlisted the aid of local Chef Bob Nicol to develop a signature product, our Shiitake Mushroom Sauce, a flavorful sauce for chicken, beef or pasta. Then came our Blueberry Barbecue Sauce, a tangy sauce that garnered first place in the American Royal International Barbecue Contest in Kansas City in 1994. A spicier Raspberry Summer Sauce followed, a sweet Blackberry Glaze for grilling and more awards for their products, including two more first place ribbons in the American Royal. Each year, we developed new products: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam; Gooseberry Walnut Jam; a combination blueberry, gooseberry, black walnut jam we call Nutty Blue Goose; two delicious Blueberry Syrups; and sugarfree fruit spreads. We now produce 30 gourmet food products and ship gourmet food gift items and baskets all over the world.
We started in 1982, turning vacant fields spotted with Persimmon trees into two acres of blueberries, with hives of honeybees for pollination. We added additional fields of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, plums and more, with the goal of providing top quality berries and an enjoyable family experience near the then-small tourism town of Branson, Missouri. The concept worked and tourists began coming to our neatly maintained you-pick farm, where the blueberries hang like clusters of grapes from seven-foot tall bushes and the blackberries are huge on the thornless brambles in neatly trimmed rows. The addition of log-grown shiitake mushrooms began a new gourmet product line, from fresh to dried mushrooms.
Persimmon Hill Farm was started and is still owned and operated by our family. It remains a labor of love for gourmet quality, delicious and intensely flavorful foods that we love to share with you, your families and friends.
Earnie & Martha Bohner
Owners and Founders
Persimmon Hill Farm†