I live in a Southern State. Why don't I see Aronia being sold at my local farmer's market?
Aronia grow in the South but require the cold weather in the winter months of the North to be able to produce the berry.
Aronia, when in season, can be ordered bulk and "fresh" for you to sell at your store or at the farmers market. Or order other products to carry at your stand year around.
What is the best way to store Aronia?
There are numerous ways to enjoy the health benefits of Aronia throughout the year. Processed berries retain most of their health benefits. Dried and milled (crushed) berries, pasteurized juice and tinctures are becoming more available.
Unlike other berries, the Aronia does not clump together when frozen so can be stored in a freezer for over a year and added to your juice or fruit cocktail, cereal or yogurt.
I often add a couple tablespoons of juice concentrate to my glass of water, orange juice or apple juice.
What is the best way to sweeten Aronia?
The Aronia Berry Market prefers Honey… but then again, we're beekeepers, too.