Profile Last Updated: Jan 19, 2021
Exploring nature with our daughters gives us the satisfaction of seeing their minds grow. The epiphany to grow aronia came while my oldest daughter, who was 2 at the time, and I were on one of our nature walks. We discovered an aronia bush with berries which Olivia loved eating. Soon her entire mouth and fingers were stained with aroniaas rich purple juice.
In the fall later that same year, my father and mother, Trent and Joy, and wife Jill planted one acre of aronia on our small farm located near Keota, IA.