How did a country boy and an military brat wind 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. She thought Oklahoma was a code word for a long a$$ road-trip.
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, with no 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 gentle shade drying or flash freezing. Elderflower is gently harvested mid-morning, then 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