welcome

We are East Grove Farms, LLC. located 5 miles southeast of Salem, IA in the southeast corner of the state. We specialize in organically grown alternative crops such as elderberries, aronia berries and other native and heirloom fruits. We are situated on Iowa’s oldest continuously settled farm established by Joel C. Garretson in 1837.

winery now open

East Grove is specializing in meads and wine made from native Iowan and heirloom fruits.

East Grove Farms winery is now open for business. Our tasting hours are from noon till 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, but you can call to make an appointment anytime. Come out to the historic Garretson farm and sample one of the many different wines we have available.

Implementing NEW ideas for agriculture sustainability

At East Grove Farms we are working on building a farm that focuses on improving the health of the soil first. Organic growing methods and pesticide free technologies are tested and used on the farm. We hope to work with researchers in the future to discover the most effective methods for producing our crops while maintaining our commitment to sustainable agriculture.