Black Currants

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Several of our members grow other perennial fruits along with native elderberry. Since the demand for bulk frozen elderberries is huge and often falls short, black currants are sometimes combined with or used in place of, elderberries. They are also rich in vitamin C and polyphenols. Black currants can be eaten raw, but are usually cooked in sweet or savory dishes. They are used to make jams, preserves, and syrups and are grown commercially for the juice market. The fruit is also used to make alcoholic beverages and dyes.

MEC currently has access to a few thousand ponds of frozen cleaned black currants - mostly in 40 lb. boxes. Priced at $2.75/lb. plus shipping. To order, please email or call Chris Patton, info@midwest-elderberry.coop. 

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