2014 was a much better year. I was able to control the leaf fungus that devastated the plants last year and the plants are much healthier. The yield was very good with the Americans but the Europeans were light this year. I believe it was due to the stress of the fungus last year. I expect a better harvest next year with the Europeans.
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 was be planted in the spring of 2011 and is starting to produce now. More Goodbarn, Adams1 and Haschbergs were 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 2015.