EAST GROVE FARMS - sustainable farming in the midwest



We are East Grove Farms, LLC. located 5 miles southeast of Salem, IA in the southeast corner of the state.  We specialize in unique organically grown alternative crops, specializing in elderberries.  We are situated on Iowa’s oldest continuously settled farm established by Joel C. Garretson in 1837.

Things We Sell

Elderberries and Elderflowers

Elderberry Plants (cuttings or potted plants)

River Hills Elderberry Juice, Cordial &  Jelly    

Things We Do

Custom Plastic Mulch Laying

Custom Planting with a Water Wheel Planter

Soil Bed Preparation/Roto-Tilling


Soil Testing

Electric Fencing for Deer Control



Grass roots music

Where We Are

1878 Salem Road, Salem, IA 52649

(9 mi south of Mt. Pleasant on Hwy 218/27 and 1 mi east on 335th)


Kurt Garretson -mobile ph 319-217-3524

1878  335th Street, Salem, IA 52649


Joel Garretson 319-217-0276 joel@garretson.us

Justin Garretson 319-321-0572 justingarretson@gmail.com

Marlene Garretson 319-217-3955 marlene@garretson.us

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Member of the Mt Pleasant, IA Chamber of Commerce Alliance

Iowa Farm Bureau Member

Kurt with U.S. Sec of Agriculture Tom Vilsack