Blue elderberry

Event Date

Understanding Opportunities for Elderberry Sales 

Interested in learning about sales opportunities for elderberries and elderflowers? Join UC SAREP on Wednesday, April 22nd from 1 - 2:30 PM for an informative, interactive webinar all about elder!

 The webinar will feature:

  • Buyers within specialty food and herbal industries discussing what they look for when sourcing elderberry and/or flowers
  • UC Davis Department of Food Science & Technology research comparing phenolic compounds of blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea) to those in European black elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. nigra)
  • Insights on the market potential for blue elderberry in California
  • Q&A and discussion with elder buyers and growers

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There is no charge for participation, but pre-registration is required. You will receive webinar log-in details after registering.

Previous events: 

Sept 17, 2019 - Elderberry Field Day: Planting Hedgerows for Additional Farm Sales

UC SAREP / ASI and The Cloverleaf Farm present:

Exploring the ecological and value-added potential of elderberries

Native hedgerows on farm edges benefit wildlife, pest control, carbon storage and runoff, but hedgerow planting by farmers in California is limited, often due to establishment and maintenance costs. What if hedgerows could provide a source of farm income, to offset costs? 

Come learn how plants typically grown for hedgerows can also serve as a source of income. 

Together we will:

  • Tour on-farm hedgerows with elderberry plantings
  • Facilitate a value-added product discussion and demonstration
  • Present on ecological benefits and nutritional analysis

Registration for this event is now full. For event materials, research findings and project updates, please visit:

Elderberry farmer Katie Fyhrie from The Cloverleaf Farm will be giving a short workshop on elderberries at the Hoes Down Harvest Festival in Guinda, CA on October 5th. Stay tuned for more future elderberry educational events!

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