From the Farm

Welcome to the Sawmill Hollow Family Farm blog! For twenty years we have cultivated the once endangered aronia berry, creating dozens of products, starting hundreds of farms, and serving thousands of families across the country – all part of our mission of working together to grow healthier families, farms, and communities.

We’re only a family farm of three at the fork of a dirt and gravel road, but connectivity has always been at the heart of what we do. Whether it was planting aronia berry bushes in all 99 counties of Iowa, hosting the North American Aronia Berry Festival the third weekend of every September, or simply sharing the Iowa Sprit, we have been recognized near and far for growing community from the ground up.

What we haven’t done, until now, is provided you – our neighbors near and far – with a way to keep up with what we’re up to and chime in when you have something to add to the conversation. We’ve seen you in stores, you’ve come to the farm, and now, with Sawmill Hollow’s blog andFacebook you can let us in on your new aronia berry recipe, how your visit went, or what you would like to see from us in the future.

Over the next few days we’ll have a few exciting announcements, but in the meantime we thought we could start by sharing our six generations strong farming story online.

Thanks for being a part of our journey, and come back tomorrow to see how pioneering whole health started, literally, on the pioneering frontier.

Andrew Bennett