About Our Farm
From our family orchard to your family's taste buds
Elderberry Springs Farm grows Elderflowers and Elderberries for the purpose of commercially processing them into delicious Syrups and Tinctures.
Our history with Elderberries goes back to 1988 when we first purchased this farm. The prior owners had raised sheep on these gorgeous mountain pastures and curiously all along the fence rows were Elderberries. We ignored these thriving wild plants, saw them as a nuisance, and often cut them back to keep the fence lines clear (LOL!).
In 2013 we started to have the desire to farm again (our parents were farmers), but wanted to move away from traditional crops. We explored establishing many different types of food products, and then realized that Mother Nature had all along been telling us what to grow on our unusual high elevation but wet spring fed slopes.
So with the goal to grow a unique crop, while simultaneously keeping ourselves fit and active, we planted fields of commercial elderberry cuttings (York and Nova). The net result is that we established orchards that yield high quality Elderberry and Elderflower Syrup and Tincture products.
Our farming family, guided by our elders (pun intended) is so happy to be able to deliver these elderberry products on a commercial scale. We consume elderberries daily, in many different traditional and sugar free forms.
At Elderberry Springs Farm we are deeply committed:
To never use herbicides
To use organic fertilizers
To employ organic methods of pest control
#1 Ingredient is Elderberries!
Even though we farm with organic practices, we will not seek official organic certification. To do that would take far more energy, time, and money resources than a farm our size has. Instead we devote these resources to sustainable healthy fruit production and living soil care which ultimately yields the most nutrient dense fruit.
We hope that our present and future grandchildren will fondly remember that we smelled of elderberries! (thinly veiled reference to a classic movie)
So from our spring fed land in the Taconic Mountains, we warmly invite you to experience the great taste and mythical lore of Elderberry Springs Farm’s Elderflower and Elderberry products.