We only make so many of each flavor so may not always have availability. We sell at the Feast Local Foods Show at Rochester Civic Center in December (you can also view and purchase from our available inventory online). At this time, we do not make quantities large enough to sell wholesale. Plus, all our value added products are made in our home kitchen under the Minnesota Cottage Food Law.
Juices are made by steam juicing (extraction) the whole fruits. The juice is siphoned off and filtered twice through a stainless steel screen, heated, bottled and the hot water bath for 15 minutes according to Ball Blue Book for berry juices. Juices can also be frozen in quart and half gallon food grade plastic containers. The pH of juices is under 4.6. When fruit is available, we typically make elderberry juice, aronia juice and elderonia juice.
All our jams and juices are made in our non-state licensed kitchen. Jim, Joyce, and Katie are registered MN Cottage Food Producers and good food safety practices are in place, both at the farm level and in our kitchen. For instance, we use a lot of stainless steel equipment, wash hands frequently, and use hydrogen peroxide as a sanitizer. Our fruits are low pH, so they are at much less risk for contamination.
New in 2019 we will be trying out our new bladder press! This will allow us to use frozen fruit without needing to cooking the fruit which will result in maintaining all the nutritious value and antioxidants. Keep watch this Fall on our Facebook and Instagram pages if you’d like to see a bladder press in action!
Elderonia Juice - 2/3 elderberry juice and 1/3 aronia juice
Aronia Pear Apple Juice - Made from our own aronia berries, pears and apples.