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Located next to the historic Rideau Canal, Brass Point Farm, established in 2018 on existing century farmland, utilizes most of its 74 acres for perennial agriculture. It is proud to be a #womenwhofarm leader. Dorothy Hector and a team of enthusiastic volunteers are determined to develop a bounty of pears, plums, blackberries and certified organic products for you.
The organic production expanded in 2021 with the transition of 6 acres to organic from conventional soy bean and corn. Over the next 5 years, the transition process will see the addition of fruit and nuts that are not readily available in your grocery store. Chestnut, Haskap, yellow raspberry, Saskatoon berry, Aronia, and much more will be added. Look for us at local markets, visit the farm by appointment or order online. We look forward to talking to you about the farm and our products.
Brass Point Farm makes elderberry and elderflower products for use in juices, syrups, jams, cordials and tea. The Elderberry dates as far back as 400BC, and Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” called the elder tree his “medicine chest.” The berries and flowers are packed with antioxidants and vitamins and are native to Canada.
Elderberries contain high amounts of Vitamin C, B6 and iron. They are also high in flavonoids, which help the immune system, and contribute other vitamins and minerals.
Nutritional Value per 100g
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Vitamin A (4%)
Vitamin B6 (18%)
Vitamin C (43%)
The fruit (known as an elderberry) is a dark purple to black berry 3–5 mm diameter, produced in drooping clusters in the fall. The flower (known as an elderflower) is edible, as well as the berries, however the latter is edible only when ripe.
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