This year's crop was even better than last year. The fencing kept the dear under control. The birds took their share but not like the dear did last year. This year I had a good crop of the European elderberries. I like these berries. They are bigger, darker (i.e. - more antioxidants), and a little sweater. I plan on expanding these plantings in the years to come. I will keep you posted.
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 2012.