Celebrate Our New Saturday Store Hours

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10:30 – 1:30 – Join us in a FREE sampling of chocolate by the Immortal Mountain Chocolate Company. Based in Front Royal, Virginia, Immortal Mountain combines raw, organic, single-origin, fair-trade cacao with whole natural herbs, fruit, and sea salt to produce an intensely pure, dark chocolate experience. Each element is organic or wild-crafted, and minimally processed to preserve the integrity …

Autumn, Sadness and Yin Deficiency

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I don’t know about you, but this summer was hotter and busier than I anticipated.  Busier in that I was feeling particularly bombarded with lots of things I wanted to do but never seemed to get to.  These expectations were not met (natch) and the resulting sadness and judgement over whether I “should have been better at (fill in the …

Running an Apothecary in the 1800’s

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“How I spent my summer vacation….” So begins many a school child’s writing assignment. When you are small, you travel at the whim of your parents. When you are older, you travel at the whim of yourself (and partner/companion). That is how we ended up at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut in June. We were headed to Springfield, MA for the National …

The Elderberry is Expanding Services

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Part of developing a business is knowing when to expand and when to just maintain.  At The Elderberry, we are in the process of expanding.   We have brought on another local herbalist, the talented Liz Henke of Talking Drum Herbals to help in the store. She brings experience with Women’s Health and self-care issues along with an amazing ability …

This Little Light of Mine

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The heaviness of mid-Winter can be difficult to process.  The gray days, bouncing from”severe winter weather warnings” to “wintry mix” forecasts to just cold drizzly days can bring down even the most enthusiastic hibernator supporters (bears don’t count). It is now time for the Season of the Seed Catalogs.  The ever growing pile of seed catalogs awaits review and excitement …

Class Recipes

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Below are the recipes we used in our recent classes.  They are basic ones to get you started on your creative journey.  Please feel free to experiment and make them your recipes! Calendula Salve A salve is basically a mixture of oil and beeswax. You can vary the type of oil used in order to met your needs for moistening, …

Welcome New Year 2015!

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2014 was a very good year for The Elderberry… That was the year we came into our physical presence!  The planning for the store’s birth started 18 months earlier and could not have been possible without the help of many people, a true community effort.  I would like to thank the following people: From the beginning, Heather Wetzel has been …