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Old 01-05-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Anyone know where to purchase Elderberry?

I found a recipe that calls for either 2 oz. of dried elderberry heads or 12 fresh elderberry heads. Anyone have any clue where to purchase this ingredient?

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Old 01-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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I don't think you can buy them.

I see elderberry bushes all the time wild on the roadsides in Kansas. They bloom and fruit in June. You have got to beat the birds to them.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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That really stinks. I guess I could just buy some Elderberry liqueur and give that a try.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:39 PM   #4
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I have never seen them in the stores. We always picked them in the wild. we used to make elderberry pie. Lots of picking, but terrific flavor. Most of the patches we picked in as kids are now subdivisions. Sometimes progress stinks.
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I keep saying I will pick some every year, but then I see the weeds are 3 or 4 feet high in the elderberry patch.

I change my mind. I am terrified of snakes.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:24 AM   #7
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Have you checked any Farmers market's?

How about berry farms? Not sure if theres any near where you live, but you might get lucky with a google search. Not that the farms would specialize in elderberries, but they might have plants growing near their location or know other growers who have them.

They grow wild in PA, had neighbors who would make elderberry wine in the summer/fall.
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Try these folks.

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