The internet (the source of all widsom) says that harvesting elderberries involves waiting until the fruit heads droop, cutting off the entire umbrella head, and putting them straightaway into the freezer on a silver serving tray. OK, the silver serving tray was my part.
Here's the whole frozen mess, serving tray and all, right before I popped off all the fruits into a ziploc bag and put it back into the freezer. This is about 2 cups. I'll collect another 2 cups later this week and send it all frozen to my father for a birthday present. Shh - don't tell him.
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