Maple River Winery in Casselton has issued a challenge to the communities of North Dakota. For nine years, Maple River Winery has been making their world famous chokecherry wine and this year they are hosting a contest calling for 1,500 pounds of chokecherries from six ND locations. The chokecherries will be used in wine and after judging takes place on December 9 a "Best Chokecherries in the State" winner will be announced.
Here's the really cool part: Maple River Winery will pay $1.50 per pound for the chokecherries AND the winner will receive $1,000. Come on North Dakota - now the chokecherry is the state fruit - let's see who gets the bragging rights?
Hmmm ... wonder how I can nominate myself for that wine judging?