Blueberry Brunch & Gospel Fest at Persimmon Hill Farm

Blueberry muffins, blueberry crunch and blueberry cobblers are part of the Blueberry Dessert Brunch to benefit the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch on Saturday, June 4, at Persimmon Hill Farm in Lampe. Entertainment will feature gospel music artists in an outdoor gospel fest at the farm from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The dessert brunch, held from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature a variety of blueberry dishes, including farm specialties such as the huge Blueberry Thunder Muffins. Farm guests can feast and help the Boys Ranch, as all proceeds from the brunch will go the ranch, located near the farm. Representatives from the LUC Boys Ranch will be on hand with displays, information and products made by the boys.

The music fest will feature Charles Smith, Canaan Bound, Sisters Twice, Crafton Trio, The Halls, The Bryants, Cliff & John, Living Faith, Eric Campbell, well known song writer Gary Paxton, and Cowboy Poet Jake White. George Bryant from KWFC89.1 will be the master of ceremonies.

Also part of the benefit is the Persimmon Hill Farm 17th Annual Ozark Mountain Cobbler Contest. Anyone wishing to enter can come to the farm prior to the contest for a free pound of blueberries. Entering cooks should bring their cobblers by 9:00 a.m. June 4. Cobblers will be judged by 9:30 a.m. and will then be part of the benefit brunch spread. The winner of the contest will receive a handmade pottery cobbler dish.

The dessert brunch is part of the day-long Blueberry Festival at the farm. The festival also includes free tours of the farm, free recipes and samples of blueberry products. Barbecue sandwiches featuring the farm’s award-winning sauces are available.

Persimmon Hill Farm is located south of Lampe off of Mo. 86, at 367 Persimmon Hill Lane. The farm is 1 1/2 miles off of Mo. 86. For more information, call 417-779-5443. A map is posted on the farm web site, For more information on the LUC Boys Ranch, contact Melissa at 417-779-5374 or

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