Perennial Class Series

Elderberry Syrup & Fire Cider Class

Learn how to make some time-honored herbal tonics that have been traditionally used to boost your immune system! Join Joan Jach, owner and farmer of Old Town Flowers CU, as she shares her favorite recipes for Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider. Funding for this class is provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Illinois Specialty Crop Block Grant program, awarded to The Land Connection and in collaboration with Common Ground Food Co-op. The virtual Zoom class is free to attend but class participants have the option to preorder a class kit to make during the class with the instructor. This $30 Meal Kit includes everything you need to make elderberry syrup and fire cider including local honey, dried elderberries, horseradish root, ginger root, garlic, onion, apple cider vinegar, cheesecloth, and other herbs and spices.


Register to attend the free Zoom class on Saturday, January 29 from 2-3:30pm. Pick up the Class Kit at Common Ground Friday, January 28 from 4-6pm. You will receive an email reminder about upcoming class and pick-up date with Zoom class link. Meal kits are not available for pick up outside of the designated pick-up time.