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Elderberry Pressing

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- Free

elderberryelixir-2It’s been (hopefully) at least six weeks of shaking and storing your elixir or oxymel in the cool dark and now time to bring your Elderberry infusion(s) in to be pressed for you,  you should end up with approx 18-20 fl. ounces of herbal goodness for you to add your raw local honey to. Once you have added your own honey, your elixir is ready to help you maintain health through cold and flu season

Note: The pressing process will take at about 20 minutes.  To avoid backups in pressing, please either drop your infusion off ahead to be picked up later, or call ahead with a time slot, unless you don’t mind the wait.   You may also press this out at home using a funnel and your tincture bag directly into the bottle you’re going to use, or a nonreactive strainer and your tincture bag into a large bowl or measuring dish.  I’ve used my stainless steel canning sieve/masher thingy, which works just as well with a little elbow grease!

What You Need To Bring

  • Your wide-mouth jar with infusion
  • One muslin pressing bag for each quart.  If you don’t have one yet, or need to purchase more, they are available for $1.75 a piece
  • A 2nd container (another quart jar, or even the container your vodka or vinegar came in will work nicely) for your strained elixir

What You’ll Leave With

  • Your strained elderberry liquid in a 2nd clean container that you bring in
  • Your original jar, the spent herbs, and the pressing bag

What You’ll Do When You Get Home

  • Add your honey, stir until honey is well mixed into the elixir
  • Label your jar or container
  • Optional for those who want to bottle into small portions:
    •  2 and 4 ounce bottles with droppers will be available at a discounted price
    •  12 ounce bottles are also be available for sale at the cottage


October 21
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Linda Snow
(616) 735-1285


Moondrop Herbals Cottage of Natural Elements
351 Cummings, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534 United States
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