About Us

How We Got Started

Sugar Grove Growers is a family run business founded by Bill and Ellyn Theobald. They moved to the country to sink their hands into the dirt in the 1970s.

The business has grown from a roadside produce cart and a lean-to greenhouse to a specialty food store, 12,600 sq. ft. of greenhouse space and 25 acres of farm ground. Sugar Grove Growers has grown over the years but the values are still the same quality produce and plants at fair prices.

Bill & Ellyn passed their values and passion for growing to their son, Bob.

How We Got Started

Our Store

Sugar Grove Growers offers what you need to prepare meals for the week from produce, to spices, dairy, meat and dry goods.We also offer what you want. Find fresh breads, handmade candy, and snacks. Check out some of our other specialty items like local raw honey and our favorite Rada knives.

Sauces & Marinades

We stock many local St. Louis brands of salad dressings & marinades. Get some of the most popular local products at our store.

Sweets & Desserts

We have a wide variety of old-fashion candies and sweets. We have honey sticks, candies, gummies and much more!

Spices & Seasonings

Are you looking for fresh spices & seasonings for your kitchen? We have one of the largest selections of fresh spices in the area!

Garden Plants & Flowers

Our garden center has a wide variety of flowers and garden plants. Our plants contain no growth inhibitors and are grown at our local farm!

Fresh Produce

Our produce is second to none. We always have fresh fruits and vegetables at great prices!

Baked Goods

We have fresh baked goods in our store. These are homemade family recipes and are one of the best selling items year-round.


These days husband and wife team Bob and Alana run the business with Bill offering unbridled wisdom each and every day. Bob can be found at the farm most days, growing the plants and seasonal produce sold at Sugar Grove Growers. You’ll find Alana at the store. She loves working with customers - sharing cooking & gardening advice. She even created a site to help customers online: https://hospitalitynest.com/.

When Bob & Alana met, they were surprised they had similar upbringings. Alana also grew up in the greenhouse business. She spent her springs and summers working with her parents at their business - Jan’s Plants in St. Charles County. Growing is hard, dirty work and certainly not for everyone! Their shared experiences resulted in them coming together to make a great team.  

From Bob & Alana, “we're proud to be carrying on our parent’s legacy by continuing to serve our area with locally grown plants and fresh food!”

Owner - Bob


Bob gained his vast knowledge and experience by working with his parents since birth! He also keeps up with industry news and information to successfully grow hardy plants and healthy vegetables. Bob believes in growing with as few chemicals and pesticides as possible.

Co-Owner Jane Doe


Alana has been called a “walking Pinterest board.” If you see her, be sure to ask her for recipe suggestions & plants advice - she loves to share tips & tricks. Alana has her BS in Hospitality Management & brings her food industry experience to the business. Check out the site she created to help customers online: https://hospitalitynest.com/

Do you have any questions?