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