Beyond Berries

While nothing can beat fresh berries right out of field or picked just that morning, we've created products with our berries that we think come pretty close. They are unique and delicious, reflecting the unique flavors of our farm and other local farms that we source from. We make a variety of flavors of jam and drinking vinegars (shrubs) as well as elderberry syrup and fire cider.

These products can be purchased through our website. We offer shipping and local pickup at our farm. Click here to see what we currently have available. Read on to learn more about what we have to offer. 

Drinking Vinegars (Shrubs)

Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegars, are concentrated syrups used in beverages. They have an unique sweet, acidic taste. Shrubs were popular in colonial America as a way to preserve berries for the winter, a tradition that we are continuing at our farm. 

For our shrubs, we use organic Little Hill berries, apple cider vinegar, and honey (as opposed to refined white sugar which is typically used in shrubs) from bees kept at our farm by Northstar Apiaries in Northfield. This is a truly local drink. 

We have flavors from our well known berries, strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry, as well as our lesser known berries, like black currant, red currant, and gooseberry (which make incredible shrubs!). All of our shrubs are made seasonally in small batches.

How to Enjoy Shrubs:

Shrubs are a great way to liven a glass of water. A simple way to use shrubs is to combine 1 tablespoon with 5 to 6 ounces of water or sparkling water (such as La Croix).  Shrubs have also become quite popular in cocktails and add a fresh zing to mixed drinks. In addition to enjoying shrubs for their unique flavor, many people enjoy drinking shrubs as a way to access the health benefits of apple cider vinegar in a tasty beverage. 




Delicious jam made with love and Little Hill fruit. We have a rotating selection of flavors all made with organic Little Hill berries. In our jams we use Pomona's pectin, a natural citrus based pectin without preservatives, that is vegan, gluten free, and non-gmo. We also use less sugar than typical commercial jam to let the flavor of the fruit shine through. So you get the best of both worlds - great flavor and less sugar. 

Flavors of jam we currently offer are Classic Blueberry, Strawberry Elderflower, and Smoky Aronia. Click here to read more about these flavors, see which we have in stock, or to place your order. 

Elderberry Syrup

Less thick and not overly sweet like many on the market, our elderberry syrup is herby and spiced. Elderberry syrup is a great way to keep your immune system strong this winter. Elderberries have one of the highest antioxidant counts around and have unique anti-viral properties. For immune boosting, enjoy 1 tablespoon a day.

This will not work as a syrup on your pancakes, but there are other fantastic culinary options -- try a tablespoon or two as an addition to cocktails/tea/lemonade/anything you can think of that could use a juicy pep.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Fire Cider

Fire cider is an immune boosting herbal tonic which also helps with digestion and warms you up on a cold day! Our recipe combines horseradish, ginger, garlic, onions, honey, and jalapeno peppers dissolved in apple cider vinegar.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.