This year's crop was a good crop but I did experience some problems with a leaf fungus which put some stress on the plants and affected the yield. There was a lot more moisture this year throughout the summer which exasperated the problem. I am currently looking for other organic products to control the fungus.
The last two years I have been building an octagon barn for the elderberries and the equipment. I thought I would post some pictures of the project in the articles section of the web site.
I want to thank all of you who supported our farm this past year and I hope you have enjoyed the elderberries. I continue to be surprised and very pleased with the interest in and the demand for the elderberries.
2010 was the first production year for the Maine Elderberry Farm. The Goodbarns and the Adams1 produced a substantial crop for the first year. The Haschbergs will take a few years to produce but should start in 2011. The second acre will be planted in the spring of 2011 and is in the planning stages now. More Goodbarn, Adams1 and Haschbergs will be planted. I have also found substantial research to support the Aronia Berry as an equally important addition to the farm. Aronia berries were planted in the spring of 2011.
We will continue to update this site as the products become available. Whole fresh frozen berries will be available in the fall of 2014.