Elderberries are in season and ready for picking usually around the end of summer in our zone. They're not grown commercially so if you want fresh berries be prepared to go foraging or plant elderberry rhizomes so you can have your very own elderberry patch. Some varieties of elderberries can be toxic when eaten raw – the best way to avoid this is to make sure you always cook your elderberries well first. From jams,jellies,pies,and syrup the possibilities are endless and also consider using the flowers as something that will leave your guests in awe as you continue to learn while working with the elderberry plant.
We will include three native Elderberry plant rhizomes from our mature elderberry stand (Sambucus canadensis) for you to transplant into your own garden area to create a suitable habitat.
We only harvest our plants when orders are placed as to not disturb them too much. Native elderberry has been growing on the edge of the forest for over four years and we are proud to be able to offer these amazing plants for propagation by using mature rhizomes to produce multiple elderberry plants for many years to come to all of our customers. We are here to support you during the growing process and want our customers to have an amazing experience growing, harvesting and cooking these amazing berries and flowers for many years to come.
We acknowledge and respect that S.C Specialties is located on the indigenous land of the Lenape First Nation and recognize the peoples who have lived and continue to live on these lands. Our farm is where we aim to leave a forest in our footsteps. My name is Sergio and have been working in the restaurant kitchen world for over ten years, feel very passionate about what I grow and am very excited to showcase our high quality foods to arrive directly to your door. We are always exploring different ways to restore our forest ecosystem, build soil, and preserve water quality while producing food, medicine and materials. We help steward 40 acres of preserved land and are actively creating a forest nursery, operate multiple food production sites including our log cultivated mushroom yard and many sansai vegetables which we grow under the forest canopy. We are happy to answer any of your questions with full transparency about any of our sustainability farm practices for everything we grow and forage. If you are looking for something special that is not listed on our page please feel free to reach out. We would like to thank you for looking at our store and look forward to working with you.