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Oklahoma Roots

 

How did a small town boy and a seasoned wanderer end up as elderberry farmers in 2011? It's quite a story. Oklahoma roots run deep in both families, but our childhoods were very different. Brent attended the same rural school from grades 1-12 and his grandparents were among his closest neighbors. Meanwhile, Valerie had lived in five states before the age of 6. As an Air Force brat, Oklahoma was a code word that meant a long road-trip for holidays.

 

We met in college in the late 70's and quickly discovered a shared passion for science and nature. That passion continues to guide us. The science behind the benefits of elderberry is ongoing & fascinating. After 40+ years of marriage, family, moves and career changes, Brent felt the pull to go  home.  Managing a regenerative farm has its challenges, but nothing makes our hearts sing more than seeing the native ecology return to this small piece of the Earth that's in our care.

- "If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing." – Will Rogers

Start to Finish Quality

We grow elderberry the right way, with no pesticides or herbicides. We're hands-on with every product we make and every step is guided by a commitment to do it right.

 

Our elderberries are processed with gentle shade drying or flash freezing, then packaged on the farm. Elderflower is gently harvested in the morning and shade dried. Our wines are crafted from this harvest, then bottled and aged on our farm.

 

We don't work with co-processors or sell through fulfillment companies. The only way to ensure top shelf quality is to manage every aspect of production. We sell directly to our customers because we think you deserve our best!

- "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astound the rest."

- Will Rogers

 Agritourism
 
360 Farms is part of the Oklahoma Agritourism Association and welcomes visitors. We often host school & gardening groups, and enjoy sharing our experiences with others.  Individuals or small groups interested in elderberries, aquaponics, or regenerative agriculture are always welcome.
Tours are available by appointment only.

Brent was mentored by an incredible FFA advisor and honored as an Oklahoma State Farmer in 1976. His FFA experiences prepared him for public speaking, farm management, and much more.  A B.S. in Plant Biology and Chemistry has now been put to use in greenhouse propagation and field production. He's also the head vintner in our Small Farm Winery.

Valerie's degrees are in Special Education and Science. After so many years teaching, sharing her skills and knowledge is second nature. Her grandparents nurtured an early interest in wild crafting and herbal healing. Which, in turn, has led to a lifetime of learning. We've both spent decades preparing for our current roles.


--"You got to do more than just live in the country to be a Farmer."
— Will Rogers

 
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