Hello, I am Shannon and I am an elderberry fanatic, owner of an elderberry farm in Missouri, just outside the town of Ash Grove MO. Ash Grove is my hometown, a small town in Southwestern MO. I began farming elderberries after I retired with an acre of elderberries in 2010 and have continued to refine and improve growing and harvesting techniques for over 10 years now.
Since 2010 I have participated in multiple American Elderberry Growers Conferences. I have also attended The International Elderberry Growers Conference, where I learned from far more experienced European growers. I have attended many small farmers groups where I have been a guest speaker on the wonders of elderberry. All in an effort to learn more and to share what I know.
Life on an elderberry farm in Missouri
Everything elderberry is my hobby, days are relaxed and easy. My goal has always been to promote the elderberry in hopes that one day it will be as common on the American small farm as an apple tree. Common enough so that when one thinks of helpful plants, the elderberry is one of the first that comes to mind.
I always strive to provide extra value to my customers, giving them more than what they pay for, making sure they know that I am here if they have any elderberry questions I can answer for them. Sure, an internet search is quick, but if you are like me you always wonder if the information is trustworthy. Ask a grower, ask me. the woman living on an elderberry farm in Missouri.
Peace Health & Elderberries. ~ Shannon