To Our Elders


Elderflower cordial strengthens the immune system and relieves allergies. I think it makes the spirit pretty happy, too. I invite you to try a taste at the next Wild Foods Workshop THIS SUNDAY 1-3pm at Amethyst Brook Conservation Area in Amherst.elder cordial

Walk around the woods and meadows and see what wild plants are bursting from the earth!

Learn about the many ways to know and love these wild plants in our lives—as food, medicine, handicrafts, etc.

Learn how to ethically harvest and deliciously prepare these nutritious gifts from the earth.

After the walk we’ll have a small feast of seasonal wild foods, medicinal teas, and sweet treats featuring many of the plants we encounter on the walk.

We focus on abundantly growing, often described as invasive, plants.

We’d love to see you there.

DSCN4974Attendance at the workshop is a sliding scale of $15-30. Bring a child for no extra cost or a friend for half of your chosen rate.

Please RSVP by Friday, May 23rd at

If you can’t attend, I urge you try make this sweet cordial with your own foraged elderflowers.


Elderflower Cordial

25 flower bunches (absolutely no leaves as they are inedible).

1 grated lemon zest

1 cup of local honey

Boil a half-gallon of water and pour over the flowers and lemon zest. Let steep for 24 hours then strain. Warm the infusion just enough to dissolve the honey. Sip away or let cool and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Cheers to our Elders!

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