Place elderberries loosely in a shallow container, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Do not wash elderberries until ready to eat, as excess moisture during storage will hasten decay.
To freeze: (1) Wash berries carefully in cold water, pat dry and place in a single layer on cookie tray in freezer; (2) Once berries are frozen, transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags and return to freezer.
Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
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