Where do they grow?
These tart purple berries are native to North America and were once a staple medicinal food for Native Americans. Sometimes called black chokeberries for their astringent taste, these berries are an indigenous food that has grown wild in North American wetlands and woodlands for many years.
Aronia Growers, LLC is made up of family farms in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and North Dakota. Aronia Growers, LLC grow and harvest their cultivated berries emphasizing integrity, stewardship, and traceability from field to finished product.
Although not as widely known in the U.S., aronia berries and aronia juice are extremely popular in Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union where they began cultivating them the mid-twentieth century.