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Buying 

Yes, we have dried native elderberries!

No Certified Organic Elderberries for sale at this time.

[Click here to read a journal article comparing European Sambucus nigra and native North American Sambucus nigra canadensis.]

Black Currants

Through a member in western WI, we have access to over 20,000 lb. of frozen cleaned black currants and 25,000 lb. of frozen black currants on the stem - mostly in 40 lb. boxes. 

Price for quantities under 1,000 lb. is $3.00/lb. plus shipping for any black currant order. For orders of 1,000 lb. or more, is $2.50/lb. cleaned and $2.20/lb. on the stem plus shippingTo order, email Chris Patton, info@midwest-elderberry.coop. 

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Each Ingredient product has its own web page. 

Please read the relevant page before emailing or calling us!
Info about all bulk frozen destemmed & cleaned berry orders are found on that page, for example.

Small Order Online Direct page for those seeking modest quantities of the following sustainably grown in the Midwest native elderberry (Sambucus nigra canadensis) ingredients: dried elderberries, dried elderflowers and bulk raw frozen elderberry juice.

Making elderberry dummies? Try our Bulk Frozen Raw Juice!

The current year elder flower and berry harvests were way below normal in 2018, so most of our inventory is from previous harvests. Our current inventory was grown in transition towards organic certification. We do not have any certified organic elder berries or flowers to sell in any form at this time until July 2019 flower harvest and September 2019 berry harvest.

Are Raw Native Elderberries Safe? 

Latest research by the University of Missouri discovered that ripe native elderberries do not have any meaningful level of glycosides or proto-cyanides that can make one sick. 

This is not true for European Sambucus nigra elderberries, which is why those imported ingredients are usually more processed. That is part of the reason why native elderberries taste better.

While the latest research at the university of Missouri (soon to be published) indicates that fresh/frozen, ripe elderberries do not have significant levels of glycosides, some few people seem to be strongly affected by consuming raw elderberries or elderberry juice, where it upsets their digestive system. Why they have a lower tolerance for elderberry is not clearly understood. Fresh and raw frozen berries that are fermented or heated so that the entire volume reaches 180° F, or more have not been associated with any health related incidents to our knowledge

Buying Wholesale Elder Berry / Flower Ingredient Products

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We also seek out professional food and beverage processors/manufacturers to partner of specific elderberry and elderflower ingredient specification development. If interested, please contact Chris Patton directly.

Be sure to check out our page covering recent research on elder berries and flowers as nutritionally dense ingredients in foods and beverages with demonstrated antiviral, antibacterial and many other health benefits.

Midwest Elderberry Cooperative currently packs and sells bulk frozen, destemmed and sanitized elderberries in 4 gallon/25 lb. food grade pails, dried elderberries and elderflowers by the pound, raw frozen bulk elderberry juice by the gallon, and are developing an elderberry puree and bulk freeze-dried native elderberries. 

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