Happy August to You!

The summer has flown by too quickly and I am enjoying every summer moment possible...how about you?

Our elderberries are ripe now and we are harvesting several bunches on almost a daily basis now.


The Elder tree has many blessings to offer us with its beautiful lacy flowers in early spring and then its deep reddish-purple berries that appear in late summer.
In old herbal folklore, the Elder tree was usually planted at the borders of gardens as protection and were associated with the fairies of the hedgerows and forests. There are many fascinating stories in lore surrounding this beautiful, mysterious, and graceful tree. These trees/bushes can be found in meadows, hedgerows, forests, and gardens.

We planted our elderberry bushes in the spring of 2020 (Covid) year and they are huge now and are blessing us with many beautiful flowers and berries.

Elderberries are a member of the honeysuckle family. They have traditionally been used for their medicinal benefits for many years. These little berries are packed with antioxidants and flavonoids. Elderberries are also high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. They also have anti-inflammatory, anti- viral, and anti-cancer properties.
Elderberry Syrup has been used for many years for colds and flus, sinus congestion aid, gas and upset stomach relief, arthritic pain, and conjunctivitis. Research has shown that taking Elderberry tinctures or syrups can shorten flu duration by 2-3 days.

It is also an immunomodulator (a substance which stimulates or suppresses the components of immune system including both innate and adaptive immune responses).

Would you like to learn how to make your own Elderberry syrup that is wonderful for the immune system and is a very important part of your personal medicine cabinet for the upcoming cold and flu season.

On Wednesday, August 24th from 6-8pm, I will be co-teaching with Candice Boyer from LCOIH, an Elderberry syrup making workshop. We will also be making elderberry gummies for those who prefer a "candy" version of their immune support...children love these!

I will also be sharing a Christmas Berry Cordial recipe for those attending...with elderberries being apart of this recipe of course. I love to give this cordial in pretty little jars and bottles at Christmas time for gifts and everyone loves it :)

I have 2 links below to sign up..the 1st link is for the workshop and the 2nd link is for the workshop and to take home a pint of your own syrup from what is made at the class. Please click the links for more information.

link for workshop:


link for workshop and taking home syrup:


The address to the event is:

Lancaster County Osteopathic and Integrative Health (LCOIH)

44 Leacock Road, Paradise, PA but you enter the driveway off of Singer Road.

We would love to have you join us for this workshop! It will be alot of fun :)

If you're unable to make it to the event and still wish to make your own Elderberry Syrup, I have Elderberry Syrup kits available in my store that you can purchase to make your own at home:



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