The Minnesota Elderberry Festival, an event for serious growers who want to learn about the field selection, harvest, storage and sale of elderberries, is set for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22-23 at Natura Farms, 19060 Manning Trail N, Marine on St. Croix.
The festival will include education on elderberry cultivation and berry handling during harvest season, and field tours will be given both days. Hands-on participation, including harvesting and processing, will take place on Saturday.
Presentations planned include Natura Farm’s Paul Otten on soils, Chris Patton on marketing and health benefits, Dan Halsey on permaculture planting with elderberry, SFA member Michelle Menken on organic certification, SFA member David Birky on irrigation, and more.
For more information or registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paul Otten at 651.308.3801.