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Native Elder Berries & Flowers

Currently sold out of Certified Organic Elderberries / Elderflowers.

Our various elderberry cultivars are all natural selections from the wild and usually planted in fields or along agroforestry/permaculture land management principles. They are picked, destemmed, sanitized and frozen fresh the same day in 25 lb. four gallon food grade pails (rated 28 lb.). We have tens of thousands of pounds of frozen sustainably grown (following natural/organic practices) elderberries available. We dry frozen inventory, if not sold in other ingredient forms.

For dried berry orders of 100 lb. or more, dried flower orders of 10 lb. or more, contracted pre-orders of native elderflowers and elderberries to the wholesale ingredient market - Contact: Chris Patton first by email then by phone: or  612-418-4624.

Bulk Dried Elderberries - 1, 2, 5 or 10 lb.
(quantities priced with shipping & handling)

As of 3/1/2018 we are at work drying berries but due to exceptionally high demand for our premium Sambucus canadensis elderberries we are back ordered about 1 week.  Order now and be the first to receive when the next batch comes off the dryer. For small processors making liquid elderberry products (syrups, etc) we recommend that you try raw elderberry juice, which is available now.


Bulk Frozen Raw Elderberry Juice - 1 or 2.5 gallon jugs 
(quantities priced with shipping & handling)

Raw elderberry juice is a by-product of our drying process. We recommend it for making wine, vinegars, kombucha, beer, syrups and other liquid products.  Compared to dried berries, juice is easier to use, more economical and creates an equal or superior end product. (pH 4.3 BRIX 11)

Juice ships frozen and generally arrives thawed or thawing.  Be ready to process juice as soon as it arrives.  Juice should be fermented or heated to above 180°F for at least a moment. See Sacred Blossom Farm Syrup Recipe below.


Dried Elderflowers 5-2016

Bulk Dried Elderflowers - 1 or 5 lb.
(quantities priced with shipping & handling)

Dry Elderflower production takes place on MEC (Midwest Elderberry Coop) member or affiliated farms shortly after harvest.  Our elderflowers are superior to any I have ever seen commercially available.  Expertly dried in small batches, they retain their natural, angelic white color and pollen content.


Sacred Blossom Farm Elderberry Syrup Recipe:

If you cannot wait for dried elderberries, then you can use our sustainably grown bulk, strained raw elderberry juice that separates from thawing elderberries before drying them.  pH 4.3 BRIX 11

5 lb. dried elderberries (5 x $18>$90 = 2 gal. of raw juice (2x$45>$90)

1 Gallon Raw Elderberry Juice, 4 cups honey, 2 cups extra strong echinacea tea (optional).

Bring 2 1/2 cups of water to boil and add 1 cup of echinacea herbs.  Cover and cook on low for 8 to 24 hours.  Strain. (Optional: Use distilled water.)

Boil honey hard for 2 minutes, then add raw elderberry juice and bring it to 180°F.  Remove from heat. Add echinacea tea and honey.  Stir well. 

To preserve reheat to nearly a boil (165-175°F), then seal in jars. Set in a cold area if possible.

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