It’s elderberry harvest time in North Carolina. This year we are a bit late cutting the berry clusters and our feathered friends have taken more than their fair share.
The berries are removed from the stems by ‘combing’ – running a fork down each stemlet and stripping off the small berries. It is not a fast process. After ‘combing’ the berries we ended up with enough for four of five pints of elderberry jelly.