“Althoff Farms got started in 2012 when we got some cows to put in the pasture at the home farm. Dan had raised cows in his youth and had until a few years before that. He missed it and decided he wanted to start again.
We started with quarters of grainfed and grassfed beef. From there we started selling by the piece and doing farmer’s markets, selling to a small store, and a food co-op.
Educating the public on what good meat is has been the most rewarding part. Once people try our meat, they come back for more.
The most challenging part is dealing with the weather. We’ve had a wide variety of weather over the years, from mild winters, to below zero temperatures, hot dry summers, to this spring of record rain and flooding. It’s hard work, but we wouldn’t change it for anything.”
Quincy Farmer’s Market
Saturday’s May through October
Grown N Gathered
Macomb Food Coop
Delivery available via Facebook and email/called in orders
309 333 7723 | 217 392 2825
7 acres in LaPrairie, IL
7 acres in Mendon, IL
We rotate as needed. In summer it is weekly. In winter, early spring and late fall it is less as they are eating hay mostly when grass isn’t growing. Non-GMO grain-fed beef rotates once every other month.”