About Carmel Berry Company

Who We Are

Carmel Berry Company was created in 2015 by Katie and Ben Reneker, both enthusiasts of gourmet food, sustainable agriculture, and nutrition.  Located in Carmel Valley, California, we handcraft our small batch syrups and cordials using the highest quality ingredients in order to meet our exacting standards of local, sustainable, and delicious.  Read the press articles for more on the Renekers and Carmel Berry Company’s beginnings.

In The Press

Read about our unique story, the elderberry syrup process, and the benefits here:

Edible: Monterey Bay

“How elderberries spawned a new business and nurtured a community.”

Mother Earth News Blog

“Bottling Great Elderberry Flavor”  A look into how Katie bottles her artisan, small-batch, nutrient-rich syrup.

The Salinas Californian

“Elderberries offer up nutrition, great flavor”

Tool In The Kitchen Blog

“The Health Benefits of Elderberry — with Carmel Berry Co.” Plus, a feature on the founders and their gardens.

Open For Business TV interview

Local TV interview on Access Monterey Peninsula.  Everything you ever wanted to know about Carmel Berry Co and elderberries!

Radio Show Playing With Food

Radio program on Cottage Food Operators featuring Carmel Berry Co.

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