Thank goodness my husband loves to point out various plants while we are driving or walking around. Recently he showed me that all along the roads and throughout the woods there are elderberry bushes.
I followed a recipe I found on a blog. Basically, I boiled the berries with about 4 1/2 cups of water
and then let them simmer for about 40 minutes.
I then mashed the berries in the water and strained them through a fine mesh sieve. I then mixed it with a little more than a cup of local honey (which contains many health benefits).
Then I put it into a few mason jars and will keep it in the fridge. Should last 2-3 months. It is recommended that you take a tablespoon once a day for preventative measures.
It tastes great and saves a lot of money!!