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Oklahoma Roots

 

How did we eventually wind up as elderberry farmers? It's quite a story. Oklahoma roots run deep in both our 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. She thought Oklahoma was a code word for a long road-trip to her grandparent's farm in SE Oklahoma.

 

We met in college in the late 70's and discovered a shared passion for science and nature that transcended our many differences. That passion continues to guide us. The science behind the benefits of elderberry is ongoing & fascinating.

 

After 40+ years of marriage, children, and career changes, Brent felt the pull to go back 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 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, without pesticides or herbicides. We're hands-on with every elderberry product we make and each step is guided by the commitment to do it right.

 

Our elderberries are processed by shade drying or flash freezing. Elderflower is gently harvested mid-morning, and also shade dried. All Elderberry Apothecary products are processed and packaged on the farm. Our wines are crafted, bottled, and aged on our farm.

 

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

Our farm store and winery are open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00-6:00. Additional hours and special events by appointment.

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

- Will Rogers

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

Brent was mentored by an incredible FFA advisor and named an Oklahoma State Farmer in 1976. His FFA experiences prepared him for public speaking, farm management, and much more.  His B.S. in Plant Biology and Chemistry is now
used 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. Her years in the classroom helped develop an ease with sharing skills and knowledge . An early interest in wild crafting and herbal healing was nurtured by her grandparents. Which, in turn, has led to a lifetime of learning. We've both spent decades preparing for our current roles at 360 Farms.

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

 
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