To create delicious products that support our values; promoting health, supporting our local community and living sustainably.
Our Products & Ingredients
Focusing on quality over quantity, we handcraft our syrups and cold press our juices to create products that demonstrate the difference. Always fresh and never dried or preserved, our ingredients are non-GMO at the minimum and organic if humanly possible. We use only domestic and local sources, minimizing our carbon footprint and participating in local food systems.
Katie and Ben Reneker’s interest in the elderberry started at home and quickly grew into their wider Carmel community. When their two boys grew to school age, the family started looking into ways to chase off classroom bugs and discovered their fondness for an immune-boosting morning shot of elderberry syrup. Because the products came from Europe, Katie was surprised and delighted when she began identifying these captivating plants in her local community. What she had understood to be an exotic fruit was suddenly within reach. And an opportunity to create a business that aligned with her values of sustainability emerged. Katie soon began working with local farmers to create Carmel Berry Co., one of the first elderberry brands to source domestically.
Press & Media
“Bottling Great Elderberry Flavor” A look into how Katie bottles her artisan, small-batch, nutrient-rich syrup.
Local TV interview on Access Monterey Peninsula. Everything you ever wanted to know about Carmel Berry Co and elderberries!