I'm wondering if any of our homesteaders here have experience with and access to sea buckthorn. It's an introduced species which is apparently now becoming a "new crop opportunity" in the US. Here's a link to pictures: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&q=Hippophae rhamnoides&btnG=Search&sa=N&tab=wi And here's a link to an article: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1999/v4-335.html It's also called seaberry. I grew up in Germany and remember this stuff... although the German name for it is "Sanddorn" (sand thorn), it doesn't only grow in sandy soil and/or near the sea shore (I lived far from that). The berries are made into a sort of jam which is absolutely delicious and very healthy stuff to eat - better than rosehip jam. Apparently it's also being cultivated in Siberia, so I'd think that it wouldn't be completely off-base to try it here in northern Minnesota. Any ideas about this, anybody?