Disclaimer: We received free admission and food vouchers to attend the Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm. All opinions are my own.
When it comes to berries, California is probably most well-known for its strawberries. After all, over 80% of the fresh and frozen strawberries in the country are grown in California. But there’s another berry that’s taking Southern California by storm. It’s sweet, plump, juicy, and purple. And it’s the reason Knott’s Berry Farm is what it is today. I’m talking about the Boysenberry.
Back in the early 1920’s, Walter Knott, moved his family to Buena Park, California in an attempt to make a living in farming. At their roadside stand they sold their crops – rhubarb, asparagus, and some berries. Walter’s wife Cordelia made homemade jellies and jams which they sold as well. The family was doing alright. But it was the experiment of a close friend that changed the Knott family’s life forever. [Read more…]