Aronia Berry: The Ultimate Superfood
The aronia berry is America’s botanical crown jewel. Once endangered, Sawmill Hollow revived the lost organic aronia berry and brought it to the scientific forefront.
A native superfood that is a treasure trove of polyphonolic compounds, including: antioxidants, anthocyanins, resveratrol, proanthocyanins, is now considered to be one of the most nutritionally dense fruits on the planet.
We invite you to share in the wealth of our discovery as the aronia berry now makes its way back into our whole health diets.
Visit the Aronia Berry Capital of the World
Every year thousands visit Sawmill Hollow, America’s first organic aronia berry farm, to experience the natural landscape that enriches our berries. Set on 150 acres in the beautiful Loess Hills, visitors can enjoy the amazing biodiversity of our native flora nestled against a spring-fed lake.
From the comfort of the lodge, enjoy tastings of gourmet foods, farm-fresh smoothies, juice, and premium aronia berry wines from the tasting room.
NORTH AMERICAN ARONIA BERRY FESTIVAL
Our largest annual event is the North American Aronia Berry Festival. The festival is held the third weekend of each September and is set for September 17th and 18th in 2016. Join over 3,000 enthusiasts to enjoy a day of live music, farm fun, and healthy lifestyle workshops.
We also host farm bus tours, shopping visits, farming excursions, private and special events including culinary tours and weddings. Please view our blog or join our mailing list for more information on upcoming events or email us to arrange your own personalized event.
We are proud that the State of Iowa declared nearby Missouri Valley the Aronia Berry Capital of the United States and made September Aronia Berry Month. Come see what all of the hubbub is about and visit Sawmill Hollow in Aronia Berry USA!
It is always our pleasure to help new farmers get started, share ideas, and work together to build a better earth. If you have any questions or a group that would like to raise money—please contact us. We love the opportunity to share the view of the hills and welcome the opportunity to pick berries with us.