Welcome to a future selected from wild antiquity! 
Being a perennial “Third Crop", growing native North American elderberry acts as a catalyst to better agriculture across many different farm profiles. It can help revive rural economies and communities while providing nutrient dense flowers and berries that have healed humanity and the environment since earliest ages. 

It is a path to a future humanity living in better harmony with the creation we call Nature that provides better pay for farm owners and labor as well as better health for people from many different ethnic traditions. Organized as an open cooperative, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative’s (MEC) network of 100+ small to mid-sized farmers is our greatest resource. They go way beyond the sharing of information towards solving common problems and challenges from the design of equipment and quality control processes to simply getting the berries or flowers picked and packed and delivered to hundreds of craft food and beverage producers. 

We only sell what we grow in the USA: native elder flowers and berries…

And that means we can run out of elder berries and flowers because we do not have enough growers and USA acreage cultivated with our native wild-selected cultivars. Our native elder are wild selected. We just put them in a field so that they don't run away! We invest in their soil to bring your better, naturally nutrient dense native elderberry and elderflower ingredients - often certified organic and regeneratively grown. To learn more about how elderberry contributes to a healthy environment and rural economy, please go to the Growers tab.

Because they taste better!
[Click here to read a journal article comparing European Sambucus nigra and native North American Sambucus nigra canadensis.]

Ingredient Product Update
We are sold out of  bulk frozen elderberries, frozen raw juice, thermally dried elderberries and dried elderflowers.

  • Dried native elderflower pre-orders
  • No bulk frozen elderberries available. New pre-orders will open in late August / early September 2020.
  • Sold out of thermally dried elderberries. Check back in October 2020.
  • Freeze dried berries sold out. Check back in October 2020.
  • No bulk frozen juice for sale as of January 2020.
  • Limited quantities of freeze dried elderflowers. Email us.

Click here to place consumer and smaller business orders online for available elder flower and berry products.

Click here to learn more about larger commercial orders for available elder flower and berry products.

Legal Disclaimer
The information posted on this web site represent the best efforts of the authors to express their views and perspectives on the cultivation, uses and potential benefits of elderberry consumption, but the information presented on this web site is not intended to constitute and should not be taken as any type of financial, nutritional, health, medical or legal advice.

First of all, we are only human and may be wrong when it comes to specific facts that someone might use in financial speculation, for example. Our methods of researching and understanding are founded on publicly available research dependant on the quality of the research team. It may turn out to be incomplete or wrong because medical research about health is very complex and constantly changing. 

Secondly, we are not in a position to and do not intend to offer guaranteed advice about the legal, health, business, farming or other material affairs of any person’s life. That is for each of us to decide and do responsibly for ourselves.

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