Elderberries.........we grow our own.......naturally
Beautiful blooms in late May!
We started processing "wild harvested" elderberries in the fall of 1999. We would travel around the central Michigan area, and harvest berries that were available. It seems as though each year, we would get in a "fight" or "race" with the birds to get to the harvest first. Usually the birds would win the race, and the yield seemed to be less every year!! In the fall of 2002, we propagated our own elderberry plants. Cuttings were selectively chosen from the "wild" plants that seemed to yield the best over the years. We then planted these cuttings in a "hedge-row" on the back line of our property. The seasonal "race" with the birds was basically under control, as we can "net" the plants as the berries start to ripen. Our berry "patch" is "fed" each fall with poultry compost that is produced on site, and there are never any chemicals used in the production of the fruit. Huge harvests each season, allow us to offer our Elderberry Product line. ENJOY!!