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Knott's Berry Farm returns to its roots with Boysenberry Festival
Knott's Berry Farm returns to its roots with Boysenberry Festival

It's no wonder Knott's Berry Farm is hosting a Boysenberry Festival this month. Namesake Walter Knott was the first farmer to grow the berry commercially and start selling them at his Buena Park stand in the 1930s. As the story goes, Knott's business in Buena Park took off after he and his wife, Cordelia, started making preserves and jams, especially from the then newly created berry. When Knott was asked what they were, he called them boysenberries after Rudolph Boysen, the grower who created them. Knott's still makes boysenberry preserves and will honor the berry during the festival from March 28 to April 12 at the theme park's Ghost Town. Things to sample:...

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