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About Us


Buehler Family Farms

With a little over 120 years of Missouri farming experience that spans from row crops to dairy and cattle, our family has invested 4 generations in our agricultural endeavors.  Now with the need for sustainability in a changing agricultural landscape, we have chosen to nurture crops that enrich people’s lives through intentional growing of nutraceutical crops.  Our goal is for you to know who grows your crop and where it grows with a final consumable product you can trust. We have fully diversified our farm from the turn of the century to meet the current needs of our community.


We are honest and fair with pricing our elderberry commodities.  With a lifetime of experience on a century farm, we continually update our farming practices  to stay innovative and competitive. We strive to meet the agricultural challenges of the 21st century.


When you believe in your mission, it is easy to speak to the benefits that farming nutraceuticals bring to each individual and our community as a whole.  We live our mission on our farm. 


Our mission lies in serving our community by providing them high quality products to better their livelihood without leaving a negative impact with our land.  We take the time to give farm tours that immerse our clients in our century farm mission.

"Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals & happiness."

Thomas Jefferson

remember the past

Since 1899

The Buehler Family immigrated to America from Switzerland in the 1870s and eventually settled in the Ozarks, near the Spring River Valley. 

Over the years, the land was passed down to each new generation during which we’ve farmed everything from dairy cattle to row crops. 

In 2014, after decades of frustration with the modern industrial agricultural model, we decided to make the transition to more sustainable, nutraceutical crops. Not only were we fed up with the economic model of traditional agriculture, but this became personal after seeing family suffer from various health conditions that we believe stemmed from the negative health and environmental implications of the current agricultural model. 

For these reasons, we have a drive to cultivate crops that directly benefit our family’s health and to educate others on how Elderberry positively impacts the health of our community and culture at large.

Growth Is Key

Pioneering the American Elderberry Industry

Ending the Dependency on Imported European Elderberry

The overwhelming majority of elderberry products currently available on retail shelves rely heavily on imported European Elderberry. With most estimates of 90-95% of elderberry being supplied from Europe, this results in missed economic opportunities for our farmers here at home, while American farmers are facing record bankruptcies, suicides, and depression rates. 

Additionally, studies comparing the health benefits of American Elderberry vs European Elderberry have shown that the American Elderberry is higher in antioxidants like anthocyanins, which are one of the powerhouses of health benefits in the elderberry. These anthocyanins in the American Elderberry also have shown a greater resistance to heat and light than its European counterpart, making the American Elderberry the clear choice for producing value added products. (Kikuzaki, Nakatani).

Our Mission

Our mission is to expand our knowledge of the American Elderberry to farmers and gardeners across America and to provide the highest quality products and nursery stock.

Our Guarantee

We want to build lasting relationships with our clients both on the retail and agricultural sides of business. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will work to make sure you are 100% satisfied in conducting business with us.

Our Vision for Our Community

The health benefits of American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) are vast and the list is growing as scientists and universities continue to study the North American species of elderberry. We imagine a future where American Elderberry is a staple in preventative medicine with the ability to be dependent on sourcing 100% from farmers right here at home.
Projected Acres Needed to Meet National Market Demand
22,000 Acres 100%
Current Acres Established in US (1,500)
1,500-2,000 9%
Buehler Organics Established Acreage (143)
9.5% of US Market

Set your farm up for success

Through our years of trials and errors, we’ve learned important lessons every step of the way that we are happy to share with you to help ensure a profitable and successful elderberry crop for years to come. Your success is our success.

Products & Services We Offer

Farmers and Home Growers Alike, We’ve Got You Covered

Whether you are interested in planting elderberry to sustain your family farm, already have a commercial plot of elderberry and need destemming equipment, or even just looking for a way to incorporate natural medicine into your home garden. We are your trusted source for all things American Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis).

We also offer quality American grown elderberry supplements to retail stores through our Elder Farms brand.

Rooted Plants/Cuttings

Curated Varieties of American Elderberry Cuttings/Rooted Plants available for wholesale and retail.

Elderberry Destemming Equipment

Our proprietary mechanized elderberry destemmer greatly saves time and money and produces a ready-to-sell elderberry commodity

Elderberry Wellness Supplements

Top-quality, hand-crafted American Elderberry Supplements available for wholesale and retail customers. Available through our retail company Elder Farms.

Custom Elderberry Planting

If you’ve got land but no equipment, we offer a custom installation service that will take your area from prepped land to an expertly established elderberry orchard ready for you to nurture.
"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
Masanobu Fukuoka

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important things you should know

Questions And Answers

Plants and cuttings generally ship within 1 business day of your order unless you specify otherwise when you would like us to ship. Cuttings are seasonal and are available from December to March. Different varieties are planned at different times during this time, so we will contact you and let you know when we will ship. If you are needing cuttings at a specific time, simply contact us and let us know and we will work to accommodate your request. 

Our products can be found at www.elderfarms.com


You can also find our products at over 100 retailers throughout the Midwest! 

Cuttings are available from December 1 through April 1.

Certified organic, state and organic inspected, and registered nursery through the state of Missouri.

We guarantee livability, but we do not offer refunds. If we need to replace your stock, we are happy to do so; however, the buyer will be charged shipping.  American elderberry is incredibly easy to grow given the right environment and proper water. We feel confident enough in the livability rate that if yours does not make it, we will replace for free. 

You can learn all about growing American Elderberry in this PDF Handout.

 Elderberry has been shown to be:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-viral
  • Immunoprotective
  • Neuroprotective
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • A good source of Vitamin A, C, and Zinc
  • Duretic and Diuretic
  • Heart Healthy
  • And so much more!

Absolutely not. Our nursery is certified organic, inspected, and registered with the USDA.