Archive for August, 2015

The Midwest Aronia Association (MAA) has published the first edition of the Aronia Berry Recipe book! Many MAA members have contributed to the 90 recipes in this book. It can be found for sale online through Amazon.com or at https://www.createspace.com/5404658. Celebrate the value and taste of this incredible fruit with your family and friends today!AroniaRecipeBookMAA

Details about the book are below:

Aronia berry…the powerpacked superfruit of superfruits! Aronia, also known as the black chokeberry, is a deciduous shrub native to North America and is often confused with chokecherry. The intense violet-black colored berries can vary in size, but are most commonly a similar size to the blueberry. Harvested in late summer, berries are juicy with an astringent dry taste. Berries can be enjoyed fresh on salads or blended into smoothies. Frozen Aronia berries, or even pressed juice, can be substituted for other fruits in baked goods, jellies, yogurt, sorbet or juice blends. Other uses include winemaking, tea, syrup, salsa, spreads and as natural food coloring.

We invite you to share in the goodness and many health benefits of the Aronia berry through our collection of recipes…from down-home comfort foods, to innovative gourmet dishes and creations for the health-minded. We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we have in the creation and ‘taste-testing’ of them!

Authored by Midwest Aronia Association
The Midwest Aronia Association (midwestaronia.org), founded in 2008, is the largest non-profit organization founded exclusively for the agricultural and educational promotion of Aronia. We come from many states and Canada, sharing knowledge and experience with other growers, processors and those with interest in the Aronia berry. Our Association holds a front row seat in the development of the domestic Aronia market, research and specifications.


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Come on by and pick up your supply for your smoothies and other edibles!  (No need for an RSVP, but if you want to let us know you’re coming, fill out the form below and we’ll get a notice.)

This year we have an Aronia Berry Recipe book for sale with 90 recipes.  IMG_0684

What:  Aronia Berry Self-Pick, We have buckets for picking, but you will want your own containers to transport home.

Where:  275 County Road K, Blanchardville, WI  53516

When:  Friday, August 21, Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Why:  Because Aronia Berries are Super Healthy, and Good for you!

Price:  $2.50/pound (or Free if you pick an equal amount for us)



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