Press Release Aroniaberry Month 2012

Governors Declare May as Aroniaberry Month in Nebraska and Iowa
Posted: Mon, May 14, 2012

Tammy Ross, Marketing Director, 402-829-8420
tross@superberries.com

Governors Declare May as Aroniaberry Month in Nebraska and Iowa

Omaha, NE – Nebraska and Iowa Governors Dave Heineman and Terry Branstad will be issuing statewide proclamations declaring May as Superberries Aroniaberry Month in Nebraska.  The Iowa proclamation was signed the first week of May and the Nebraska proclamation will be presented at a special ceremony at the state capitol in Lincoln on Wednesday, May 16th at 10:30 a.m.  The proclamations highlight the Aronia’s health and wellness benefits and agricultural significance.

In addition to the proclamations to celebrate the month, Superberries will be participating in Spring into Spring Celebration  at the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday May 20th with a special planting ceremony at 3 p.m. on May 20th.  A Customer Appreciation Day is also scheduled for the Superberries store (8909 H. Street, Omaha, NE) on May 31st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with special refreshments and prizes.

“The aroniaberry is gaining attention in the heartland and across the nation for its high antioxidants and health benefits.  I want to take this opportunity to thank Governor Heineman and Branstad for the recognition of this super fruit that is grown in and native to Nebraska and Iowa,” said Superberries founder, Kenny  Sailors. 

The Aroniaberry continues to gain more recognition as scientific studies discover the health benefits of berries and the Aroniaberry in particular.   This growing interest is fueling the increased number of Aroniaberry plantations in both states.  Because the plant can withstand harsh winters it is an ideal crop for this area.  The Aronia plant is native to Nebraska and was originally utilized by the Native Americans in their daily diets, as a preservative for meat, and for clothing dye. The Aroniaberry disappeared from North America only to resurface in Eastern Europe where its popularity grew.  Today, the Aroniaberry is taking center stage among super fruits, making its way into diets of those who seek foods with multiple benefits.

 The berry was recognized for its role in heart health by a study in France that included it in a Super Smoothie.  The Aroniaberry was also heralded as a “super food” in an article in the Des Moines Register. Superberries helped the berry’s profile by including it in a gift bag for Golden Globe attendees and taking their Aroniaberry products to the largest natural food tradeshow in the country, Natural Food Products Expo West. Celebrity Simon Cowell has  helped the berry gain notoriety by mentioning he drank smoothies that included Aroniaberries.

Superberries company founder, Kenny Sailors is a pioneer in helping this purple berry, (also known as the chokeberry) gain recognition. In the 1990’s, inspired by the berry’s potential, Kenny began growing and then selling Superberries products containing Aroniaberries.  The business grew rapidly, primarily through word-of-mouth; one customer telling another customer about their health and wellness experience.  Sailors partnered with Westin Foods to further expand the reach of his Superberries brand.   Superberries products are now available throughout North America.

Superberries is a brand of health and wellness products featuring Nature’s Healer and Protector – the Aroniaberry.  Superberries has developed a product line including:  Freshly Frozen Aroniaberries, (100%  Pure) Aroniaberry Concentrate, and Aroniaberry Gummy Chews. Superberries is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Nebraska Governor’s Proclamation

WHEREAS,  Aronia “Nature’s Healer and Protector” is a fruit that is native to North America and was a staple in the diet of Native Americans.

WHEREAS,  Health-minded consumers are looking for the next super food – Aronia fits the description.  Aroniaberries contain a powerful natural blend of polyphenol antioxidants; and,

WHEREAS,  Research confirms that compounds present in aroniaberries are strong antioxidants and are effective in neutralizing free radicals.  Containing mega antioxidants, aronia supports eye, joint, cardiovascular health and more.

WHEREAS,  Aroniaberries, can thrive in partial shade or full sun, they can withstand harsh Nebraska and Iowa winters.  Aronia does not require chemical protection against pathogens, pests and diseases, and;

WHEREAS, Aronia has been grown on thousands and thousands of acres in Eastern Europe and is now being grown in the Midwest (Nebraska and Iowa).

WHEREAS, The celebration of Superberries’ Aroniaberry Month in the year 2012 provides a unique opportunity for citizens of the State of Nebraska to experience, support and celebrate “Nature’s Healer and Protector – Aroniaberries”, and all of the health and wellness benefits that can be realized through consumption of the raw berry or various Aroniaberry products available throughout our state and across the nation.

WHEREAS,  I, Dave Heineman, Governor of the State of Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of May 2012, as

Superberries’ Aroniaberry Month

In Nebraska, and I do hereby encourage all residents of Nebraska to experience, support and celebrate Aronia in May and year round.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and cause the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska to be affixed this 16 day of May, in the year of the Lord (2012) Two Thousand Twelve.

Iowa Governor's Proclamation

WHEREAS, Aronia “Nature’s Healer and Protector” is a fruit that is native to North America and was a staple in the diet of Native Americans.

WHEREAS, Health-minded consumers are looking for the next super food – Aronia fits the description. Aroniaberries contain a powerful natural blend of polyphenol antioxidants; and,

WHEREAS, Research confirms that compounds present in aroniaberries are strong antioxidants and are effective in neutralizing free radicals. Containing mega antioxidants, aronia supports eye, joint, cardiovascular health and more.

WHEREAS, Aroniaberries, can thrive in partial shade or full sun, they can withstand harsh Nebraska and Iowa winters. Aronia does not require chemical protection against pathogens, pests and diseases, and;

WHEREAS, Aronia has been grown on thousands and thousands of acres in Eastern Europe and is now being grown in the Midwest (Nebraska and Iowa).

WHEREAS, The celebration of Superberries’ Aroniaberry Month in the year 2012 provides a unique opportunity for citizens of the State of Iowa to experience, support and celebrate “Nature’s Healer and Protector – Aroniaberries”, and all of the health and wellness benefits that can be realized through consumption of the raw berry or various Aroniaberry products available throughout our state and across the nation.

WHEREAS, I, Terry Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of May 2012, as

Superberries’ Aroniaberry Month

In Iowa, and I do hereby encourage all residents of Iowa to experience, support and celebrate Aronia in May and year round.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and cause the Great Seal of the State of Iowa to be affixed this __ day of May, in the year of the Lord (2012) Two Thousand Twelve.

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