About Barham Gardens
Kim and Roberta Barham manage a small homestead farm In Southwest Wisconsin's Driftless Region. They specialize in growing Aronia berries (chokeberry). As passionate believers in this Native Superfruit, its ecological, neutraceutical and potential economic impact, they have participated in a Buy Local Buy Wisconsin DATCP grant to increase Aronia awareness. We feel honored to have had this opportunity to travel throughout the state educating people about Aronia.
Barham Gardens is also the recipient of a Specialty Crop Block Grant via the USDA, starting late 2022 for a 3-year duration. We will be working with UW-Madison Dairy Research and Nutrition to develop cheese, yogurt and ice cream recipes for eventual adoption by the dairy industry for public consumption. There will be tasting opportunities, including ice cream at Bascom Hall, Madison, WI. Stay tuned. Contact us if you want more information Aug.-Sept, 2022!
Besides growing the fruit and marketing to various Madison area grocery stores and farmers markets, they have collaborated with Yahara Bay Distillers to develop, bottle and distribute an enjoyable and versatile Aronia Berry Cherry liqueur. Though the liqueur is no longer available, cocktail and food recipe ideas are highlighted on other pages.
Barham Gardens hosts an annual U-pick on their farm most years in season, usually late August through early September. We will announce the dates on the website Events page and our Facebook page, so stay tuned.
The Barhams wish to enhance Aronia awareness and support Wisconsin and other Aronia growers, harvesters, processors, etc. (Find links to these businesses on our Industry Partners page.)