December 4, 2020

TC Elderberry Syrup

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | April 4, 2020

Handmade weekly in small batches, not canned or pasteurized, and full of organic elderberries, raw honey from Beulah’s Champion Hill Farm, plus a dash of organic ginger, organic cinnamon, and organic whole cloves, TC Elderberry Syrup — the only FDA-registered elderberry syrup company in the state — has a long line of devotees who buy it for its uncommonly delicious taste and its purported immune-boosting properties.

As you might imagine, however, the lines of those coveting the stuff have gotten even longer in recent weeks. (Local retailer Jessica Edson tells us she recently sold 200+ bottles in less than two days.) In response, TC Elderberry founder and maker Sarah Wallstrom is cranking up production to ensure her retailers remain stocked and orders are shipping out within one to two business days.

We tried — and loved — the original Elderberry Syrup ($27 for 20 ounces), but we’re thirsting next for its Kicked Up cousin ($32 for 20 ounces), which adds organic chokeberries, rosehips, echinacea, orange peel, and star anise to the supplement for a tasty, zesty, spicy spoonful. Find more options and local retailers or order direct at


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