Located Just South of Kansas City, Missouri. About 20,000 People Enjoy a Berry Picking Outing at The Berry Patch Each Year!

Berry Availability - 2014
Picking Report: Monday Aug 25th -- Blueberries are finally, virtually all gone for 2014.

Fall Blackberries -- Ready to go! Tuesday Aug 26th will be a good picking day for blackberries. But remember, we only have ~ an acre of Fall Blackberries, so we can get picked out. We hope to have many more in coming years.

We are now in Fall hours of operation

Fall hours: Tues and Sat: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

 

We are very sorry, but we have NO MORE fresh We-Pik berries this season. Frozen Blueberries only for the winter.

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Fresh We-Pik Blueberries:
No more fresh We-Pik avaialble this season.

Frozen We-Pik Blueberries:
We have Frozen We-Pik year around

Summer U-Pik Blackberries
Hopefully available starting around beginning of July

Fall U-Pik Blackberries:
Fair crop this year, starting around August

Also See: "Picking Report"


Over 5000 Blueberry Plants for Sale
(See Column to the Right)

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Picking Dates - Hours:
U-Pik Blueberries
Dates: Week of August 10th

Hours: Tuesday 9am-12pm
Saturday
9am-12pm


Blackberries:
Summer Varieties: Mid-Late July
Late Summer & Fall Blackberries:
August & much of September
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U
-Pik Blackberry Hours (when available):
Tuesday and Saturday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM


Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours:
Tues & Sat, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Frozen Blueberries Year 'Round!



30 Acres of Blueberry Heaven - June, July, Aug

Thousands of Blueberry Plants
for Sale All Year

Pot size from 1 - 2 Gallon
Prices from $7.00 - $32.00


12 Month Availability

Homemade:

Blueberry Muffins

Thunder Mountain Muffins
(Our Very Own Famous Muffin)

Whole Grain Thunder Mountain
(AKA. Mamma's Muffins. Our Famous Muffin Recipe made with Stone Ground Whole Wheat - Stone Ground in Our Own Grinder)

Blueberry Cobblers

Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Nut
Oatmeal Raison
Oatmeal Raison and Nut
Chocolate Chip
(Nuts = Pecans)

Other Kitchen Items:
(Seasonal)

Blueberry Braided Cream Cheese Bread
Blueberry Lemonade
Whole Grain, Stone Ground Wheat Breads
Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Blueberry Gobstopper
- Warm Blueberry muffin, split & filled with Ice cream, Blueberries and topped with Blueberry Syrup.

We also fill large muffin orders made to order for businesses, parties, or other social events. Call and leave message for details and pricing.
We'll get back to you ASAP!
Please give at least 3-4 days notice for bulk bakery good orders!

   
 

Welcome to
The Berry Patch!

We are a, family fun,
you-pick (or we-pick) berry farm.
Our Specialty: Missouri's Largest Blueberry Grower, we also have Summer and Fall Blackberries


1st Picking Blackerries - Early July - Oct

The Berry Train In Action

Always Check The Picking Report
Before Coming Out!

Nerluc: Normally quite docile, he can be dangerous if he gets upset. He is named after a city in France (Nerluc) that was recently renamed Tarascon after a horned "dragon" (a Tarasque) that was killed there in the 2nd century. (See more below. Those strange creatures are David, Penny, Joshua, Tom, Penny's mom, Peg Stevenson, and Grace.
A small part of the Giant Haybale Mountain Maze. All kids seem to have a blast on... and in, the Haybale Mountain.

Nerluc (continued): An annual celebration of the event [the appearance and killing of the Tarasque] occured from the 2nd century through 1910. Pictures of the event can be found on the www. Note that Wikipedia identifies it as "A mythological monster, the Tarasque." Was the Wikipedia author a withess? Of course not. When and how did it get the title Myth? Simple, when Mythologists began calling themselves Historical Scientists and rose to dominateWestern Culture. Then, they declared that the last dinosaur died 65 million years ago. There is much historical evidence of dinosaurs in Human History. We would suggest that the "Myth" is Wikipedia, and others, calling the the Tarasque "Mythological." Another "scientific myth" is that "a living dinosaur never saw a man and a living man never saw a living dinosaur." Tales of man and very large "reptile-like" creatures abound in history. It is myth to pronounce all such accounts to be "mythological" simply because of atheist-inspired psuedo-science. Dinosaurs are mentioned ~10 times in the Bible and many times in other histories, but never called "dinosaur" for the simple reason the word wasn't invented until the 1830's, by Richard Owen. "Owen is probably best remembered today for coining the word Dinosauria (meaning "Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile") and for his outspoken opposition to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection." (Wikipedia) "Insisting evolution couldn't be true, Owen maintained to the end of his days that the dominant life forms in earth's history had arisen through special creation, without ancestors." (http://www.strangescience.net/owen.htm - very good article).Wikepedia and this article totally disagree on whether Owen accepted evolution. We don't care. Our studies confirm that some "change occurs, but "evolution is myth."

See also: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legend. Note the primary definition of "legend" is a story that is "not verifyable." This is essentially true of all historical events, including the American Revolution and Julius Caesar. Obviously, evidence supporting some historical events is better than for others. But, ultimately one can believe the "history," or question it. The practice of claiming the events that agree with your religion are true and the ones that don't agree with it are false (or myth), may fool some folks, but not all. The evidence for dinosaurs in Human History is worldwide. Atheists can brush it aside in favor of their mythology if they choose. Some "Christians" can rewrite the Bible (which clearly reports dinosaurs in Human history) to attempt to fit it into atheist mythology if they choose. We think the Bible and real history agree, and Nerluc/Tarasque is one good example - Dinosaurs did exist in Human History, but they gradually became extinct as men multiplied over the face of the Earth and their weapon technology advanced to the point that killing large creatures became a sport.

 

Willis Family News:
Maintaining our busy lifestyles isn't hard out at The Berry Patch! Tom and Penny continue to work hard keeping the farm going, and have been busily working away at potting 6000 new blueberry plants, and planting new patches for you all to enjoy in the years to come. It's been a long, busy winter out
Josh Promoted Liz to a Willis.here keeping everything in order! Dave is continuing to work in Jefferson City on campaigns and furthering his political career.We are pleased to say he has just purchased a house across the street from The Berry Patch and will be much closer to home! Josh and Liz are moving to Olathe to be closer to work and school for both of them, and continue to further their education and career in science and computer programming. Grace has finished her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Missouri in Columbia, while also finishing her first year of Veterinary school. It's three more long years for her before she'll be Dr. Willis, but it'll be here before we know it! She has accepted an internship with Banfield Hospitals for the end of this summer and will be off to Fort Worth to get more experience in her career field at the end of July. Nanny is also doing well and enjoying life in Raymore with her friends, and Grace and Penny spend as much time with her as they can.
We are extremely blessed, and ask for your prayers for good health and another great year out here at The Berry Patch. Without you, none of this would be possible!
Thank you so much for your continued support of our family and our farm!

*Note: "We-Pik" Berries at The Berry Patch: We are, and always have been a U-Pik Berry Patch. For many years we allowed, even encouraged, local folks to pick berries for us for people who do not, or can not, pick their own. The demand for this service grew to over 50,000 Lbs a year, which seriously reduced the berries available to our U-Pik Customers. To meet our primary goal of providing for our U-Pik customers, and to serve others as well, we began buying "We-Pik" berries the day they are picked from other growers, mostly in Missouri.
Blueberries are difficult to grow in Missouri, and demand is high, so we now have to go much further for berries, e.g., to Arkansas or Michigan. Over 6,000 of our customers appreciate this service. Less than a hand full have publicly complained, implying there is something almost evil about this. To them we suggest, picking their own, buying from other growers (if they can find any who do not buy them from us), or the grocery store, where they are, more and more, grown in Mexico or Chile, by one enormous company, and use aggressive spray schedules.


Sta rted 3/18/05