There's nothing like the taste of a blue elderberry! A unique bright and tart berry flavor that makes an incredible jam. We pick our elderberries by hand in September when they are ripe. They must be picked by hand as each cluster is very delicate and will drop easily with a large shake of the branch. Each berry is picked from the cluster by hand to keep the berry intact. It is a time consuming process but it is true a labor of love. Please refrigerate after opening and recycle glass jar and lid. Most importantly, enjoy!