Press & Media
March 8, 2023: California Farm Bureau Ag Alert: Native shrub may have a future as commercial crop
Save the Date!: May 20 Elderflower Farm Tour in Salinas, CA. Tickets Here!
Authority Magazine: Katie Reneker of Carmel Berry Company On The Self-Care Routines & Practices Of Successful Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
Press Release Nov 1, 2022: Carmel Berry Company, a Woman-Owned, WBEC-Certified and Farmer-Focused Business, Launches Two Fresh-Pressed Elderberry Immune Supplements
Making Mocktails on NBC California Live
Wonder Berry: Carmel Berry Company riding a wave of elderberry popularity to Whole Foods
Carmel Berry Company, a certified woman-owned business, makes fresh pressed elderberry goods from 100% American-grown elderberry and elderflowers sourced directly from our network of organic farmers. The berries are never dried, never imported, never diluted resulting in healthy, delicious goods handcrafted here in California. We endeavor to be the best possible stewards of our environment while bringing the health benefits of this superfood to our community and customers. Grants and education for new elderberry growers are part of our mission.
It was when her young children were bringing home all kinds of germs that Katie first learned about the health benefits of elderberries. At the time, elderberry products were only at the health food store, only imported from Europe, and all had thickeners or preservatives on the ingredient list. That’s when she discovered that elderberries grow wild all around Carmel Valley where she lives and that they are native to North America! So she started harvesting the berries from native trees and began making her own elderberry syrup using freshly pressed berries. Today, Carmel Berry Co. partners with small organic farms to grow American elderberries and elderflowers for our bright, clean and delicious products for everyday enjoyment and immune support. We endeavor to be the best possible stewards of our environment while bringing the health benefits of this superfood to our community and customers. Grants and education for new elderberry growers are part of our mission.
Monterey County Weekly
- Wonder Berry: Carmel Berry Company riding a wave of elderberry popularity to Whole Foods
- Immunity Clause: More Americans are turning to Supplements in Hopes of Building A Strong Immune System
- Botanical cordial, beloved in Europe, is stealing the taste buds of locals.
NBC California Live
Edible: Monterey Bay
The Salinas Californian
Mother Earth News Blog
- “Bottling Great Elderberry Flavor” A look into how Katie bottles her artisan, small-batch, nutrient-rich syrup.
Open For Business TV interview
- Local TV interview on Access Monterey Peninsula. Everything you ever wanted to know about Carmel Berry Co and elderberries!