Packaged Retail Products

Scroll down for a list of retail locations selling the River Hills Harvest brand.

Individual farmer-growers and farmer-marketers may grow elderberry and experiment with product development and marketing apart from the cooperative. These friends of the cooperative share their experience, time and resources through MEC’s educational outreach. Some growers operate licensed wineries or meaderies. 

Missouri leads the USA in elderberry production with over 350 acres grown commercially. It is their number one berry crop economically. How did it get that way? Through collaboration between University of Missouri researchers and extension beginning about the year 2000 and the early elderberry growers, especially Terry Durham of Eridu Farms. Propagation began in 2004, and the first commercial pots of elder were planted in 2005. 

Terry knew that farmers would not grow what they could not sell, so he founded the River Hills Harvest brand of elder berry (and now flower) products in 2006. His commercial enterprise supported by university research motivated farmers to grow elderberry and inspired others to develop their own commercial enterprises using elder berries and flowers. 

Where are River Hills Harvest elderberry juice products sold? Please see below! If your favorite store does not carry River Hills Harvest’s tasty elderberry juice products, then they can sign up for RHH’s Direct Ship to Store program with Chris Patton at, 612-418-4624.  

Short news story on River Hills Harvest with some pictures.

Doug & Stacy YouTube Friday Field Trip visiting Terry Durham at River Hills HarvestOther Terry Durham Elderberry YouTube videos linked here. 

The success of River Hills Harvest supports hundreds of acres of native (Sambucus canadensis), better tasting, elderberry. To support thousands of acres, Midwest Elderberry Cooperative is developing ingredient products that provide elder berry and flower flavor alternatives to many kinds of food, beverage and herbal products. The demand is there, and not only as a substitute for the imported 95% of elderberry sold in America today. Consumers and companies want locally grown, truly nutrient dense berries and flowers from our native perennial with positively so much good environmental and human health potential. MEC’s Project  22-50 is our plan to get there.

River Hills Harvest’s brand juice products are based on minimally processed elderberries. This native elderberry product line is the least processed available to the consumer in a shelf-stable glass containers. MEC supplies most of the elderberries used in making the River Hills Harvest  (RHH) products. MEC farmers pick, destem, wash/sanitize & pack their elderberries the same day they were harvested following  protocols that meet FDA guidelines. MEC copacks and supplies River Hills Harvest ElderBerry Jam. Minimally processed River Hills Harvest brand sustainable elderberry foods & beverages are always made from native elderberry, Sambucus nigra canadensis, grown in the USA by American farmers and owned by American farmers. Not from high heat concentrate, extracts, powders or imported elderberries in any form. We especially recommend their pure ElderBerry Juice as a nutrient dense source of native elderberry goodness. Delightfully sweet-neutral straight out of the bottle , most people do mix it with their favorite hot and cold beverages: 1 tbs/glass or 2 oz. to a quart.

Direct Ship to Retailer Program 
River Hills Harvest Marketers, LLC will ship direct to any retailer in the continental US that does not have access to one of our established distributors. Our goal is to eventually give retailers at least two choices, but that takes time and increased number of stores carrying our products so as to make sensor various distributors. For more information, download this this document for a description of that program.  

Independent Sales & Marketing Brokers for RHH 
River Hills Harvest Marketers, LLC works through the following independent sales and marketing companies to present the River Hills Harvest brand to retailers:

BREAKOUT Sales & Marketing  managed by Al Urpsis. Exclusive rights to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Colorado. Please contact Al or your local Breakout Salesperson. Distribution primarily through KeHE Distributors. 

Independent Distributors for RHH Serving Retailers
River Hills Harvest Marketers, LLC works through the following independent distributors to deliver River Hills Harvest products to retailers:

Elegant Foods, LLC  “When taste matters”  - Elegant Foods is your premier source for specialty food products and ingredients in central and southern Wisconsin into northern Illinois. They offer many unique food items and local Wisconsin products for retail outlets, executive chefs and coffee shops. Address: 537 Atlas Ave., Madison, WI 53714. 

KeHE Distributors, LLC, RHH products may be ordered from the Chino, CA and Bloomington, IN DCs. Go to its page.

Ron Mar Foods, Inc. is a specialty food service distributor serving caterers, restaurants, hotels, country clubs and retail outlets in the Twin Cities, MN since 1977. RMF will ship RHH product throughout the Midwest. Open from 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.   Address: 11525 K-Tel Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343. 

Most locations with a Health Market.

 Hy-Vee locations are listed on its own webpages.

All locations - in health / vitamins 
Go to Fresh Thyme’s website.

River Hills Harvest Independent Retailers 
(This list is becoming increasingly incomplete as distribution grows. If you do not have a retail store option near you, then you can order online through the River Hills Harvest Facebook store or at


  • Gadsden: Apple-A-Day


  • Apache Junction: Good Apple
  • Cottonwood: Mount Hope Foods
  • Fountain Valley: Nature’s Finest
  • Phoenix: Crave Healthy Habit Wellness
  • Tucson: Aqua Vita-1


  • Harrison: Nature’s Wonders
  • Harrison: Prairie Market
  • Hot Springs: Good Earth Natural Foods
  • Jasper: Arkansas House/Boardwalk Cafe
  • Mountain Home: Nature’s Way Nutrition Center
  • Searcy: Good Measure Market
  • Sherwood: Anne’s Health Foods


  • Apple Valley: BJ's
  • Bakersfield: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 
  • Chino Hills: Chino Hills Health
  • Chula Vista: Henry’s/Sprouts
  • Costa Mesa: Irvine Ranch Market
  • Fresno: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 
  • Laverne: Nature Way Health Food Center
  • Los Angeles: Health Food City
  • Los Angeles locations: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 
  • Los Angeles: Rainbow Acres
  • Malibu: Vitamin Barn
  • No Hollywood: VP Discount
  • Oxnard: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins
  • Palm Springs: 
  • Pasadena:  Health Food City #1
  • San Dimas: Vitamin City
  • San Francisco: Village Market, One Ferry Bldg. #29
  • San Juan Capistrano: Marbella Ranch Market
  • Santa Barbara: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 
  • Santa Maria: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 
  • Simi Valley: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 
  • South Pasadena: Grassroots
  • Thousand Oaks: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 
  • Ventura: Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins 


  • Kilauea: Healthy Foods 
  • Paia: Mana Foods Maui


  • Godfrey: Cleta’s Nutrition
  • Highland Park: Highland Health Foods, Inc.
  • Moline: Heritage Natural Foods
  • Niles: A Way of Life 
  • Palos Hills: Health Food Flannagan’s 
  • Rockford: Valli Produce
  • Urbana: Strawberry Fields
  • (Many Hy-Vee Health Markets)


  • Greenwood: Country Nutrition
  • Indianapolis: Good Earth Natural Food
  • Kokomo: Sunspot Natural Market
  • Newburgh: Paradise Organics
  • Valparaiso: Nature’s Remedies
  • West Lafayette: Sunspot Natural Market


  • Burlington: Nature's Corner, 423 Jefferson St
  • Coralville: New Pioneer Food Co-op & Bakery, 1101 2nd Street
  • Davenport: Greatest Grains
  • Decorah: Oneota Community Food Cooperative, 212 Water St
  • Dubuque: Whitman’s Nutrition Center 
  • Fairfield: Everybody's Whole Foods, 501 N. Second St
  • Iowa City: New Pioneer Food Co-op, 22 S. Van Buren
  • Waterloo: TNK Health Food Store
  • (Many Hy-Vee Health Markets)


  • Lawrence: Pendleton’s Country Market
  • Leavenworth: Life Family Chiropractic
  • (Many Hy-Vee Health Markets)


  • Berea: Happy Meadow Nutrition
  • Frankfort: Nature’s Way Nutrition Shop
  • Murray: Health Journey Health Foods
  • Pembroke: Dutch Country


  • Central/Baton Rouge: Old Paths Natural Market


  • Allen Park: Better Health & Nutrition
  • Frankfort: Creation Farm, Inc.
  • Holland: Nature's Market
  • Lansing: Better Health - West Saginaw
  • Lansing: horrocks Farm Market


  • Albert Lea: Wintergreen Nutrition
  • Buffalo: Local Roots Food Co-op
  • Burnsville: Valley Natural Foods
  • Cambridge: City Center Market
  • Chanhassen: Lakewinds Natural Foods
  • Cokato: Dan & Becky's Market
  • Grand Marais: Cook County Whole Foods Co-op
  • Hutchinson: The Farm of MN
  • Hutchinson: Tania’s Wellness Corner
  • Litchfield: Natural Food Co-op
  • Mankato: Worthy of Wellness
  • Marshall: Columbia Imports
  • Minneapolis NE: Eastside Food Cooperative
  • Minneapolis East: Seward Co-op
  • Minneapolis: Longfellow Market
  • Minneapolis: Wedge Community Co-op
  • Minneapolis: Linden Hills Co-op
  • Minnetonka: Lakewinds Natural Foods
  • Moorhead: Lee Thomas Farm
  • Moorhead: Sydney’s Health Market
  • Northfield: Just Food Coop
  • Red Wing: Simple Abundance
  • Red Wing: Sturdiwheat
  • Richfield: Lakewinds Natural Foods
  • Rochester: People's Food Co-op
  • St. Paul: Golden Fig 
  • St. Paul: Hampden Park Co-op
  • St. Paul: Mississippi Market, 1500 W. 7th Street
  • St. Paul: Mississippi Market, 622 Selby Avenue
  • St. Paul: Mississippi Market: 1500 W. 7th Street
  • St. Paul: Seasoned Specialty Foods
  • St. Peter: St. Peter Food Coop
  • Shoreview: Fresh & Natural
  • Stillwater: River Market Community Co-op
  • Waconia: Mackenthun’s Fine Foods
  • Willmar: Fabulous Finds
  • (Many Hy-Vee Health Markets)


  • Ashland: Moser’s
  • Ava: Jean’s Healthway Natural Foods
  • Barnett: Morgan County Feed
  • Bourbon: CDR Naturals
  • Cape Girardeau: Natural Health
  • Chesterfield: Rick Jordan Choclatier
  • Columbia: 
    • Buck’s Ice Cream
    • Clovers-Broadway & Nifong
    • Main Squeeze
    • Wine Celler & Bistro
    • World Harvest International Foods
  • Hartsburg: The Grand
  • Houston: The Real Health Food Store
  • Jefferson City: Jeff City Health Foods
  • Kansas City: Nature’s Own Health Food
  • Lebanon: Nature’s Pantry
  • Lee’s Summit: The Gardens at Unity Village
  • Liberty: Mother Nature’s Health Market
  • Rolla: Nature Girls
  • Sedalia: Healthy Habits
  • Springfield: Mama Jeans, Campbell, Republic & Sunshine Streets
  • St. Louis:
    • Botanical Garden Shop
    • Local Harvest
    • Maude’s Market
    • Progressive Emporium
    • River City Health Foods - Kirkwood
    • Root Cellar - Walnut
    • Sappington Farmers’ Market
    • The Healthy Shopper
  • Versailles: Nature's Friend
  • Versailles: Weaver’s Country Market
  • Washington: Country Living - General Store
  • (Many Hy-Vee Health Markets)


  • Laurel: Bee Happy Natural Foods
  • McComb: McComb Market
  • Tupelo: Healthy Habits


  • Stromsburg: Spindle, Shuttle & Needle
  • (Many Hy-Vee Health Markets)


  • Las Vega: Sprouts Rainbow Grocery


  • Albuquerque: Kellers Farm Store
  • Albuquerque: Moses Country Health Food
  • Truth or Consequences: Turtleback Oasis Market Place


  • Brooklyn: Court Street Grocers, 485 Court Street
  • Manhattan: Robert Frey, DC
  • Roundtop: Hosanna Health


  • Tryon: Nature’s Storehouse


  • Bismarck: Bisman Community Food Co-0p
  • Bismarck: Cash Wise
  • Minot: Cash Wise


  • Austintown: Berry’s Natural Food Market
  • Cleveland: Weber natural Foods
  • Dayton: Dorothy Lane Market
  • Madeira: Cincinnati Natural Foods
  • McConnelsville: Jo-Ad Specialty Market
  • Millersburg: Troyer A Country Market 
  • Sardis: Rejuv for You
  • Vermillion: Vermillion Farm Market


  • Tulsa: Akins/Chamberlins
  • Tulsa: ERT Store 101 (East)


  • Indiana: Back to Nature


  • Chamberlain: Inspire Chiropractic 
  • Many Hy-Vee stores with a Health Market
  • Coborn’s stores with a Natural section


  • Camden: Better Living Natural Foods
  • Clifton: Natural Energy Nutrition a Week
  • Springfield: Our Serenity Shop


  • Cleburne: Family Nutrition Center
  • Colleyville: Sunflower Shoppe Vitamins & Natural Foods
  • Dallas: Ann’s Health Foods
  • Dallas: Community Market
  • Duncanville: Cox Farms Market
  • Garland: Great Earth Vitamins
  • Richardson: Natural Health Shop
  • Sherman: Green Market
  • Spring: Harvest Natural Market


  • American Fork: Good Earth
  • Cedar City: Sunshine Nutrition
  • Orem: Good Earth
  • Riverdale: Good Earth
  • Salt Lake City: Shirlyn’s Natural Foods
  • Sandy: Good Earth
  • Sandy: Shirlyn’s Natural Foods
  • Spanish Fork: Good Earth
  • St. George: Dixie Nutrition
  • Wood’s Cross: Take Two Nutrition


  • Virginia Beach: Organic Food Depot


  • Brookfield, Sendik's Fine Foods
  • Green Bay: B-Alive
  • Eau Claire: Just Local Food Co-op
  • Elkhorn: Plaza Pharmacy
  • Hudson: Fresh & Natural Foods
  • LaCrosse: People's Food Co-op
  • Madison: Community Pharmacy
  • Madison: Metcalfe's Hilldale
  • Madison: Metcalfe's West Towne
  • Madison: Willy Street Co-op
  • Mequon: Outpost Natural Foods
  • Middleton: Willy Street Co-op
  • Milwaukee: Outpost Natural Foods, 100 E. Capitol Drive
  • Milwaukee: Outpost Natural Foods, 2826 Kinnickinnic Ave.
  • Mukwanago: Health Nut
  • Pewaukee, Good Harvest Foods
  • Platteville: Driftless Market
  • Plum City: Art 401 Gallery
  • Rice Lake: Marketplace Foods
  • Spooner: The Vitamin Source
  • Viroqua: Viroqua Food Co-op
  • Wauwatosa: Metcalfe's Wauwatosa
  • Wauwatosa: Outpost Natural Foods
  • Wisconsin Rapids: Family Natural Foods
  • (Hy-Vee Health Markets)
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