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  • First you need to find the berries:
  • It is easier if you drive a car, but you dont have to drive. In the month of September drive your car on a highway that runs parallel with a set of railroad tracks, or better yet a trail on a berm that was old railroad tracks. Look in the land area along the ditch of the highway and the berm of the RR tracks. The elderberry bush with look like a large burgandy colored mass. And then about a 1/4 mile up you will begin to see 3 or 4 large burgandy masses, and then you need to park to get a closer look. Elderberry also frequently grows along unmowed land adjacent to industrial parks in full sunlight. you can identify the plants in the spring by their large multi-flowered white umbels. The plant fully grown is 8 feet, so use caution when picking the berries while standing on a trail. if the top of the plant is at eye level you have a five foot drop to the bottom of the ditch. Watch your footing and only pick those berries you can easily reach. Remember there are more plants a little further up.
  • Put all the ingredients into a pan and simmer until a small quantity, put on a plate, wrinkles when cold. Remove balm. Pour into hot sterized jars and cover.
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    " It was excellent "
    dragonwings647 ate it and said...
    Great recipe! Also make the best wine!! And if you concentrate the juice, it is one of the best things for colds and flu and is so easy to give kids. They also come in a red variety but they shouldn't be used because they can cause intestinal upsets. Thanks for the great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    I love elderberry jam.. and wine.... ;-)~~ I have a recipe for elderberry flower fritters if your interested.... Thanks for sharing... ;-)~
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    We have an elderberry bush in the yard! This is so neat! love the pictures! Is that you with the bag?
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    yep use to pick these and help mama as a wee lass make elder jam best jam in the world besides blackberry thanks for the memory high5
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    yep use to pick these and help mama as a wee lass make elder jam best jam in the world besides blackberry thanks for the memory high5
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