LeRoy and Mahlon Bowerman are a father and son team who operate Prairie Ridge Farms in Spickard, Missouri. They are known for their assorted varieties of Heirloom tomatoes including Cherokee Purple, Gold Medal, Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Cherokee Chocolate, Yellow Tangerine, Persimmon Yellow and Great White. They also grow numerous varieties of field grown vine ripe red flavorful tomatoes. They will be featuring a new item this year called a Ground Cherry. It is a small tomato encased in a papery husk and turns a golden yellow color when ripe. Many say it tastes like a cross between a mango and a pineapple.