2014 Iowa State Fair

Learn about the Midwest’s New Super Berry!

Midwest Aronia Association will be hosting a booth at the Iowa State Fair from Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 17.The Iowa State Fair, held annually in Des Moines, Iowa will be held this year from Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 17. The Midwest Aronia Association (MAA) will sponsor a booth on each of these days. This booth (#M090) will be located in the Agriculture Building from (location #3549 upstairs balcony) 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Midwest Aronia Association (MAA) would like to invite the public to attend this event to learn more about Aronia.
Aronia has been introduced in recent years as a value-added sustainably grown crop, and researchers are discovering numerous health benefits in the dark purple berry. Volunteers will staff the booth to provide interested individuals with information about the Aronia berry, including an ongoing Power Point presentation, handouts and flyers with background information and recipe ideas. The Midwest Aronia Association is a non-profit group whose focus is educationconcerning Aronia. Our main goals include assisting growers, and re-establishing Aronia as a healthy staple in modern diets by introducing Aronia berries to consumers. Speakers will be presenting Aronia related topics throughout the event atGranddfather’s Barn. They include: Andrew Pitz of Sawmill Hollow, IA (August 8 at 4;00 p.m.), Kent Friedrichsen, IA Grower (August 9 at 4:00 p.m.), and Tammy Melcher, HH Wild Plums, NE (August 13, 1:00 p.m.). For more information about this event, please visit www.midwestaronia.org.

Midwest Aronia Association
www.midwestAronia.org
Roberta Barham
Midwest Aronia Association Public Relations Board Member
email: BarhamGardens@tds.net
phone: (608) 438-7254
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