Made with love, always.
Made with love, always.
Our Elderberry Syrup combines organic elderberries & spices with local raw wildflower honey from Upstate, SC.
Hello, I'm Krystal - mother, wife, friend, daughter, small business owner & enthusiast, maker and professional elderberry producer! My husband & high school sweetheart of 20 years still calls me "Babe" and I'm also called "Mama", these days to
our three beautiful children
Now, I'm known around town as "Mama K"!
We are Krystal & Brandon Steen! Together, we have created a beautiful family since planting our roots here in The Upstate. We have always made a great team and running a business together has been something we never thought would be on our path. However, when word about Krystal's homemade elderberry syrup started spreading like wild fire, it became very obvious that there was a massive demand for a true locally made & sourced elderberry syrup in our area.
A stay at home mom at the time, Krystal decided to put faith over fear & go all in and start the process of providing our community with a quality, delicious and cost effective product that everyone could enjoy! The recipe we use is the same recipe our family has been consuming for years!
We began the 2018 Farmers Market Season at Easley Farmers Market and Travelers Rest Farmers Market and continued to thrive & grow organically within our community by delivering fresh elderberry syrup weekly to our markets for the first time in the Upstate. We have since fallen in love with our vendor family and small business community over the last couple of years and are proud to be as invested in our local small businesses as we are in our own small business.
We believe every ingredient counts!
There are no shortcuts in our syrup making process. Each individual batch is handcrafted by us from berry to bottle. Our syrup is brought to a slow simmer and cooked thoroughly & properly in a sterilized environment at a DHEC approved commercial kitchen. We combine organic ginger, clove, & Ceylon cinnamon with the addition of organic lemon juice & local raw wildflower honey from Bee Well, a USDA certified & accredited honey producer in the Sate of SC. You can learn more about our honey source at www.beewellhoneyfarm.com.
We also support local growers, farmers & small business for our products. Our natural spring water comes straight from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Ashville, NC. Spring water is often considered "live water", due to the naturally occurring mineral content. Our water source is accredited through the North Carolina Spring Water Association. You can learn more about their company by visiting their website, www.bluemoonwater.com. This 2020 season, we have also been fortunate enough to work with local farmers to produce elderberries & fresh ginger for our syrup when available. Our labels are printed locally & even our bottles come from a local agency. Sourcing so much locally reduces the overall carbon footprint.
Mama K's is also a proud member of the Elderberry Trade Association. The specific mission of this association came into fruition by like minded commercial elderberry syrup producers across the United States with the overall goal to promote, protect, and enhance the overall well being of the elderberry industry by creating relationships between producers and regulators while striving to advance the elderberry industry through research, advocacy, education & legislation. As of January 2021, the ETA is comprised of 68 producers, domestically, with Krystal being one of them. You will always see us proudly display the ETA logo on our products!
Here at Mama K's we like to keep things simple. You can rest assured that we are providing a quality product for you and your family. We keep ingredients at a minimum to reduce the risk of allergic reaction and any risk contraindications.
- Lab tested
- Registered & licensed with the State of SC as an LLC
- Registered with the FDA
- Produced in a SCDHEC & SCUSDA commercial kitchen facility
- Serve Safe Certified
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during one of our events or schedule a pick up!
The Toasty Farmer - located at Brewery 85 in Greenville, SC.
2021 DATES: Every other Saturday starting Jan. 2nd, 2021 and running through the end of March.
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