• Elderberry from Our Family to Yours

October 08, 2018 0 Comments

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 partnered with the Elderberry Improvement Project and the University of Missouri. This project helped them to set the standard for commercial North American elderberries in America. His passion for preserving America’s farmland and growing healthy, sustainable food has continued for three generations, and remains the spirit and philosophy behind everything we do at Norm’s Farms.

Norman Lenhardt
Rodger, Ann and Erin Lenhardt
The Lenhardt, Bennett and Mareth Families



Norm’s legacy of agriculture and land preservation is carried on by his son Rodger Lenhardt, along with his wife Ann and their daughter Erin. Over the years, they have kept the vision of sustainable farming alive through elderberries. After becoming the experts in elderberry cultivation and learning as much as they could about product manufacturing under a different business name, the family founded the Norm’s Farms product business in 2013. The line of pure and simple elderberry extracts, syrups and preserves are sold in independent health food stores, co-ops, Whole Foods, Ingles, Lowes Foods, Kroger and other specialty grocery stores across America. With clean ingredients, immune boosting power and numerous wellness benefits, the popularity of Norm’s Farms products continue to grow.

In 2017, Norm’s Farms took the next step to grow their business by joining with two other families to become the first vertically integrated company focusing on elderberry products in the United States. Today, the Norm’s Farms family is made of up of the Lenhardt, the Bennett, and the Mareth families—all committed to products that offer “Health on Your Terms”. Sustainability and quality have always been a part of the Norm’s Farms story. Today, we are proud to be the go-to purveyors of pure North American elderberry, farmed and cultivated with care to deliver a full range of wellness benefits and immune support.

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