Watch this one-minute video to see this beautiful field and learn about Black Currants from 2019. You can pick these most likely starting after July 10th to about July 25th, 2020. The best time would be when ready in July. Easy picking from the road, and plenty to pick. The price will be $4 a pound in 2021 if you pick and $8 a pound if I pick. They are AVAILABLE anytime, by appointment, throughout the year, organically cleaned, de-stemmed, and frozen at the farm for $8 a pound.
These prices are for small amounts mainly for your own use.
Black Currants make an excellent jam or jelly. Once you have a jam, you can put them in many recipes just as Ice Cream or just on your pancakes or crepes. I like the good old fashion way on bread with some organic Peanut Butter. We will have some made in a State-certified kitchen too soon.
Black Currants can be used for many household recipes. Simply, put in a smoothie, jam, jelly, or preserves. Those then can be used in cheesecake, yogurt, ice cream or make a savory meat sauce out of them. (of course, they are de-stemmed and cleaned professionally)
Black Currants, Aronia, and Elderberry was boiled down in a small amount of heavy-metal FILTERED water to produce a strong cheese cloth strained juice. This juice can then be used to make a tincture, with an Elderberry syrup recipe, or add some from of sweetener and probably more water to popsicles, gummies, jello, or juice, etc.
This is good for making Mead, Wine, adding to drink such as Kombucha, beer, or juices. Also, for health professionals who help their customers with healthy smoothies.
Buy 40 pounds for yourself and it should last up to a year, unless you make some nice Mead or Wine out of it. Get it cheaper for $7 a pound. The size is about a 4-5 gallon bucket that is needed in for freezer space. Open and place in Gallon freezer bags if you want to move them around or store easier.
It pays to buy in the bulk. The purchasing schedule is as follows (buyer pays for shipping):
Priced change with time, also, there is almost nothing left of these boxes, so orders will only be met if a buy pre-orders and pays as their needs arise and if price works for both companies.
Shipping larger orders from Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Arraignments can me made to help deliver orders of smaller amounts within 100 miles of Lancaster, WI.
1 pound is about 1 quart of berries. These berries are hard to pick and clean and therefore, won't be available much unless we get a professional cleaner and harvester in the area, so far that has proved not possible for 2021 and 2022 growing seasons. Keep in contact with at:
Can always contact us at 608-732-3400 for larger orders or questions about purchases.
Black Currants are well known around the world, but one of the best kept secrets in the United States because of a law the federal government put in place in 1912 that prevented their cultivation because of the spread of blister rust. This fungus infects white pine trees and causes cankers when a currant or gooseberry serves as an intermediary host. However, after over a 100 years, the logging industry has changed and thankfully Black Currant is back on the menu as locally grown.
Not many farms in the USA grow and harvest the Vitamin C rich, tart berry. It is slowly being added into more products as the health benefits and the unique super berry makes a comeback. Some of the uses of Black Currants are in a variety of different wines, juice, dessert toppings, syrups, jams, jellies, meat sauces, and of course, fresh-frozen sold directly to consumers.
Black Currants offer more vitamins and minerals over the red, white, and other translucent varieties. Within a 100-gram serving of these berries includes 180 milligrams of vitamin C (a 300% daily value), 1.54 milligrams of Iron, B vitamins, copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. Also, on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) chart they are only 4th in line, after Aronia (chokeberries), Elderberries, and cranberries.
Of course, buying these berries wholesale, the larger the quantity purchased the greater the price break. These Black Currants are fresh frozen, cleaned, and destemmed with an organic cleanser and packaged in 40-pound boxes. They ship from Wisconsin Rapids, WI and customer is responsible for shipping.
· Black Currants are sold and shipped in 40-pound boxes.
· Minimum order is one 40-pound box.
· Buyer is responsible for shipping costs.
NOTE: THESE MAY NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE IN 2023 and beyond.
If selling in a retail store, we suggest a Retail price over $5.99 (or $6.00-$8.00 a pound).
I am certainly not against people picking berries, but the cost and time it takes to run a U-Pick is not easy when you have to work another job to pay for it. Therefore, check out note on the "Pick your own" page to see where we stand on this going forward. Thanks for your interest.
Harvest Day, early July 2020, was cancelled! This event was to be for the whole family - We wanted to make it fun, but also rewarding with great deals on produce and local food, even food trucks, etc. There were going to b e games and face-painting, etc...we hope that the USA will recover quickly and we can do this again in the future, stay tuned.
Of all my berries, I think Black Currant makes the best Jam or Jelly. We tried it on a home-made crepe and I think Paris food vendors would be jealous. It's such a healthy berry and yet contains all the features of an tasty fruit. Not so table ready as grapes or blueberries, but amazing in many recipes. We sell a 1/2 pint (8 OZ) jars for $5 and a pint (16 OZ) for $10
My daughter loves the outdoors, as she says, "I'm an outside girl." This is so much better than sitting indoors glued to a screen, so I hope you'll bring your children to pick berries with you...a great way to let them experience fresh air and food.
This pattern of growth makes them easier to hand-pick, although Aronia seems easier for me. Much easier than Raspberry and Black Berry for sure. You really need to read about the health they give to humans when they ingest them.
Click here to read more: https://foodfacts.mercola.com/black-currant.html
300 percent of vitamin C for the daily recommended value in about 100-gram servicing (less than a cup of Apples serving size). They have B-vitamins. Iron, as well as, calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. They have a high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) - only behind choke-berries (Aronia), Elderberries, and Cranberries, (and this farm has all but cranberries for sale).