Sorry but we are going to be closed on Saturday October 29 to go to the U of Iowa homecoming game. We will be open Sunday as usual.

Our normal hours are 1-5 pm Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. We are usually working around the farm so call Joel at 319.217.0276 or email

Hey Bumbleberry Jam Concert Goers! The entertainment schedule is as follows: The Nearly Great Horned Owls will start at 5:00pm on the outdoor stage. Around 5:30 Whiskey Friends will also be on the outdoor stage until 6:45. At 7:00, Eric Pettit Lion will be on the indoor stage, followed by Katie Belle and the Bell Rangers around 8:30. If you haven't checked out any of the bands on line, you should take a look. With the exception of the Owls, they all have albums and videos easily found on the internet under their name. If you're looking for the Owls you'll find two videos on where they supplied the music track for "The Ballad of Billy Rhoads" and "Grandpa Thought He Saw a Sasquatch". You will then understand how they got their name. Anyway, there is an all star lineup for October 15!

We will be serving draft Grange Brewery Kornbinder (a light corn lager) and Hay Wrap Porter for the first time. Both are excellent beers! If you haven't visited the The Grange Brewery yet, this is a good time to try out a few of their brews right here on the farm.

For the less adventurous, we will also have a variety of Anheuser-Busch canned beers and Rolling Rock lager in bottles.

Our first festival of the year (Sunshower) was a big success so now we are looking forward to the fall festival, Bumbleberry Jam, on October 15. Eric Pettit Lion, The Nearly Great Horned Owls, Whiskey Friends, and Katie Belle and the Belle Rangers, are booked so far. BBQ will be provided by Cynful Smokers. More details to follow....

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.