We have new winter hours effective December 19 thru April 1 and will be open only by appointment to allow us time to re-organize for the year 2023. Call Joel at 319-217-0276 or Steph at 319-795-0620.
We will have elderberry cuttings available from January thru February before we mow our canes off for the new season. Available are Adams, Bob Gordon, Ranch, and our own variety called East Grove which has done very well for elderberry growers from Iowa to Oregon. Call for prices and availability.
Since the COVID pandemic, we greatly reduced our production and distribution, but we are still producing our best selling products on a limited basis. You can always purchase these at the farm or you can buy our products at Kramer's Sinclair in Salem, Hy Vee in Mt. Pleasant, New Pioneer Co-ops in Coralville (Iowa City) and Cedar Rapids, Hinterland Dairy in Franklin (Donnellson), and Southstar Farms in New Sharon. You can also find Bumbleberry on tap at the Parkside Brewery in Burlington, The Grange Public House & Brewery in Mt. Pleasant, and Harvest View Farms in Sperry. We are also on tap several Des Moines locations, more recently at El Bait Shop and Iowa Tap Room. We also sell Buzzy's Honey products from honey produced on our farm,.
Our vineyard and caneyard.
We are one of three meaderies in Iowa, established as an LLC in 2011. We specialize in using our own home grown fruit from our farm, settled by our family in 1837.
We are located at 1878 335th St., Salem, IA 52649. We are one mile east of the Avenue of the Saints (Hwy 27/218) half way between Mt Pleasant and Donnellson. Look for the blue signs on the highway at mile marker 32.
This 19th century country Victorian farm house built by O.A. & Emma Garretson serves as a residence and headquarters for the farm operation
We grow several alternative crops like heirloom green gage plums, white peaches, apples, and persimmons, but we specialize in elderberries and aronia berries.