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Elderberry from Our Family to Yours
08 Oct
Life at Norms Elderberry from Our Family to Yours

Sustainability and family farming have always been at the heart of Norm’s Farms. In the rolling hills of Missouri lies 170 acres of cherished farmland that has been in the Lenhardt family since 1968. In 2007, Rodger and Norm...

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Elderberry, Andrew and His Bees
22 Jun
Life at Norms Elderberry, Andrew and His Bees

Andrew, our accountant, is an avid bee keeper and volunteered to place a couple of his hives on the edge of the elderberry orchard, adjacent to a large field of clover. Andrew has been tending bees...

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A Greenhouse Full of Elderberries
06 Apr
Life at Norms A Greenhouse Full of Elderberries

Our farming team, headed up by Devon Bennett, has answered the call and they’ll be putting in another 30 acres of elderberries this spring. We have tried a variety of methods for planting elderberries...

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Norm's Farms Secures Critical Partners
07 Sep
Life at Norms Norm's Farms Secures Critical Partners

A couple of years ago we began buying berries from a small family business named Innovative Natural Solutions. The family team of Devon Bennett, Brittany Lueckenhoff, and Ed Mareth...

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News from the Farm-August 2017
08 Aug
Life at Norms News from the Farm-August 2017

Seven years ago, way back in 2010, we hosted our first Elderberry Jam at our farm in Hartsburg, Mo. We drew from our communities...

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Business Partnerships That Make the Difference
07 Apr
Life at Norms Business Partnerships That Make the Difference

I like to post an update from Norm's Farms around the first of every year and I blew it this year.  Ever heard of the phrase “up, periscope”?...

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Elderberry
10 Sep
Life at Norms Know Your Farmer, Know Your Elderberry

We first met Devon Bennett and Ed Mareth at the 2015 Natural Expo East show in Baltimore, MD. They stopped by our booth and we quickly learned...

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My love affair with Elderberry Jam
28 Jan
Life at Norms My love affair with Elderberry Jam

We all have our mothers to thank for many things, and for me, I am forever grateful for the time Mom spent with me in the kitchen teaching me how to...

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The Carolina Jubilee Festival: Saving Farmland Through Festivals
22 Oct
Life at Norms The Carolina Jubilee Festival: Saving Farmland Through Festivals

Did you know that the average age of a farmer today is 55.9 years? That startling statistic is taken from an article written by the US News...

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News from our Elderberry Farm - September 2015
02 Oct
Life at Norms News from our Elderberry Farm - September 2015

It’s happened. We experienced our first devastating crop loss. Knowing the trials that come with small scale, organic farming it isn’t all that...

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Elderberry Festival 2015
01 Aug
Life at Norms Elderberry Festival 2015

Every year Norm's Farms partners with our local communities in Carrboro, NC and Hartsburg MO to throw a festival that celebrates local music...

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News from our Elderberry Farm - July 2015
13 Jul
Life at Norms News from our Elderberry Farm - July 2015

Mother Nature has been especially kind to our elderberry farm this year.  June in Hartsburg, Missouri is usually hot and dry, but not so this...

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Elderberry Jam Festival 2015
12 Jun
Life at Norms Elderberry Jam Festival 2015

Every year in August our elderberry farm becomes home to Elderberry Jam, an annual outdoor music festival set on 176 acres in the rolling river...

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News From the Family Farm-June 2015
31 May
Life at Norms News From the Family Farm-June 2015

Chickens, irrigation, fish and trees make up a lot of this month's news from the family farm. Rodger has just returned from having spent three weeks...

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News From The Farm-May 2015
03 May
Life at Norms News From The Farm-May 2015

Spring has arrived at our farm in Hartsburg! The Elderberries are weeded and growing well, the chickens are healthy and happy, and Bennett has made...

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