Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats Inc

Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats Inc Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, Inc. is a leading producer of meat snack products.

Operating as usual

Join our team!!!We are currently hiring several positions on all shifts. Excellent benefit package, along with a $500 bo...
09/06/2021

Join our team!!!

We are currently hiring several positions on all shifts. Excellent benefit package, along with a $500 bonus once you’ve worked 90 days.

Visit our website to apply. https://wspartners.com/careers/

Join our team!!!

We are currently hiring several positions on all shifts. Excellent benefit package, along with a $500 bonus once you’ve worked 90 days.

Visit our website to apply. https://wspartners.com/careers/

Congratulations to Doug Hankes on being recognized by the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce for 5 under 40. It is a hon...
07/02/2021

Congratulations to Doug Hankes on being recognized by the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce for 5 under 40. It is a honor well deserved.

Congratulations to all the winners last night. It was a beautiful night to celebrate the businesses in the Galesburg area.

Congratulations to Doug Hankes on being recognized by the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce for 5 under 40. It is a honor well deserved.

Congratulations to all the winners last night. It was a beautiful night to celebrate the businesses in the Galesburg area.

Have you been searching for Thrushwood Farms Snack Sticks and Jerky Strips? They are now available online at www.noblean...
04/28/2021

Have you been searching for Thrushwood Farms Snack Sticks and Jerky Strips? They are now available online at www.nobleandgracious.com.

You can also follow the Noble and Gracious page here Noble and Gracious.

Have you been searching for Thrushwood Farms Snack Sticks and Jerky Strips? They are now available online at www.nobleandgracious.com.

You can also follow the Noble and Gracious page here Noble and Gracious.

08/06/2020
We’re Hiring!!!

WE’RE HIRING!!!

Join our team in our raw processing and production area. Fill out our application found on the Career page of our website.

We're hiring a full-time, Second Shift Sanitation Specialist. This position will thoroughly clean and sanitize equipment...
07/09/2020

We're hiring a full-time, Second Shift Sanitation Specialist. This position will thoroughly clean and sanitize equipment to prepare for the next day’s production. This includes mixing chemicals, sanitizing both the cutting and packaging rooms, and all equipment and machines that they contain. The ideal candidate will have production or sanitation experience, experience working independently, and must be able to lift 50+ lbs repeatedly.

Candidates can apply online at www.thrushwoodfarms.com, email application to [email protected], or apply in person.

Here's one last chance to get your hands on items you loved from our retail store and support Costa Catholic Academy.Vis...
06/25/2020

Here's one last chance to get your hands on items you loved from our retail store and support Costa Catholic Academy.

Visit www.costacatholicacademy.org to bid on several items from Thrushwood. There are two VERY large gift baskets, a few steak bundles, and one item includes several of our award-winning products.

Bidding begins at 10 am on Friday, June 26 and concludes at 7 pm on Saturday, June 27. Go to www.costacatholicacademy.org for the link to the full auction.

Happy Bidding!

06/21/2020

Happy Father’s Day!! We want to say thanks to all the dads, grandpas, uncles, father figures out there that have helped lead the way for us.

Today we thank and remember those that have made sacrifices so that we can enjoy our freedom. Thank you!! Have a safe an...
05/25/2020

Today we thank and remember those that have made sacrifices so that we can enjoy our freedom. Thank you!!

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there. Thank you for all that you do!
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there. Thank you for all that you do!

Today is the last day for you to get 20% off on all snack sticks and jerky strips at www.thrushwoodfarms.com.
05/07/2020

Today is the last day for you to get 20% off on all snack sticks and jerky strips at www.thrushwoodfarms.com.

How's the snack situation looking at your house? Since Ali has been home, she's eating everything in sight. We have a fe...
04/30/2020

How's the snack situation looking at your house? Since Ali has been home, she's eating everything in sight. We have a feeling the same thing might be happening at your house, so we're giving everyone 20% off snack sticks and jerky strips on our website.

Stock up on your favorite flavors now. This discount is available until May 7th.

https://thrushwoodfarms.com/collections/all

Dreaming of the day we can enjoy a snack stick on the beach. .....#thrushwoodfarms #thrushwood #snacksticks #beefjerky #...
04/24/2020

Dreaming of the day we can enjoy a snack stick on the beach.
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#thrushwoodfarms #thrushwood #snacksticks #beefjerky #proteinsnack #knowyourprotein #weknowprotein

We want to wish Doug a very happy birthday. Enjoy your day!!
04/13/2020

We want to wish Doug a very happy birthday. Enjoy your day!!

A HUGE shoutout to our employees. The words Thank You are not enough for all that you do at Thrushwood Farms. As a token...
04/04/2020

A HUGE shoutout to our employees. The words Thank You are not enough for all that you do at Thrushwood Farms. As a token of appreciation, we partnered with our friends at @ferndalemarket to provide each employee with a fresh turkey.

#employeeappreciation #greatemployees #thankyou #ferndalemarket #thrushwoodfarms #thrushwood #weknowprotein

It is an exciting time to join Thrushwood Farms | Western’s Smokehouse!  We are the leading manufacturing solution for p...
03/17/2020

It is an exciting time to join Thrushwood Farms | Western’s Smokehouse! We are the leading manufacturing solution for premium, crafted protein snacks – co-manufacturing for the top brands in the industry at our plants in Galesburg, IL and Greentop, MO. We are well-capitalized and focused on rapidly growing our business. We are completing a large-scale expansion to double capacity in Greentop and starting another large-scale expansion to double capacity in Galesburg in the very near future.

Thrushwood Farms is looking for multiple full-time Packaging Technicians! This position packages Ready to Eat (RTE) products by feeding, catching, metal detecting, palletizing, etc. to ensure high-quality products that meet customer, Quality Assurance (QA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) specifications to guarantee satisfaction. This job requires standing, bending, squatting, and lifting 50-60 lbs through the entire shift. Applicants must be self-motivated and excited about working in a team environment.

Thrushwood Farms offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including company-paid health insurance, company-match retirement, and paid time off.

To apply email resume or application to [email protected] or apply in person from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

While everyone is stocking up on toilet paper, we’re over here stocking up on snack sticks. 😋
03/13/2020

While everyone is stocking up on toilet paper, we’re over here stocking up on snack sticks. 😋

Thanks for a wonderful 42 years!! We’re looking forward to retirement so we can spend more time with Ali. And we’re exci...
02/23/2020

Thanks for a wonderful 42 years!! We’re looking forward to retirement so we can spend more time with Ali. And we’re excited for the future of Thrushwood Farms.

It's the final week for the retail store to be open. Below will be our hours for this week.Monday: 8 am-5 pmTuesday: 8 a...
02/17/2020

It's the final week for the retail store to be open. Below will be our hours for this week.

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am-5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 8 am-5 pm
Friday: 8 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am-5:00 pm

Stop by and see us!

Nothing says "I love you" more than summer sausage from Thrushwood Farms. And for Valentine's weekend, you can Buy One, ...
02/13/2020

Nothing says "I love you" more than summer sausage from Thrushwood Farms. And for Valentine's weekend, you can Buy One, Get One FREE!!!
Your Valentine is going to love you, even more, when they get this as their gift. 😍❤️🥰

Who's ready to watch football on Sunday? I know I am!!! Or maybe I'm more excited about the commercials and food. 😋 I ha...
01/29/2020

Who's ready to watch football on Sunday? I know I am!!! Or maybe I'm more excited about the commercials and food. 😋 I haven't decided yet.

If the food is more of your thing, make sure you stop by the retail store to pick up Summer Sausage, Cheese, and all the things that make Sunday a great Funday!

Jim and Kae Hankes, founders of Thrushwood Farms have made the decision to step back from the company. They will be reti...
01/16/2020

Jim and Kae Hankes, founders of Thrushwood Farms have made the decision to step back from the company. They will be retiring by the end of 2020. For full details on the transition, please see our press release below.

We want to thank our loyal customers for supporting Thrushwood Farms and making it the phenomenal company that it is today!!

Western’s Smokehouse Announces Acquisition of Thrushwood Farms

GREENTOP, MO and GALESBURG, IL, Jan. 15, 2020 – Western’s Smokehouse, a leading manufacturer of premium, crafted meat snacks, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thrushwood Farms.

Western’s Smokehouse and Thrushwood Farms provide contract manufacturing and private label services to the leading natural, artisanal, and better-for-you brands in the category. Both facilities are primarily focused on crafted meat snacks, which include snack sticks, strips, bars, and bites. Both facilities have deep experience making product with premium meats, such as 100% grass-fed beef, anti-biotic free turkey, chicken and pork, and human-grade pet treats.

“Dating back 40 years, both companies have had tremendous mutual respect. The Hankes family is a pillar of the Galesburg community and the meat processing industry,” says Ben Rudman, President of Western’s Smokehouse and Partner at Charis Consumer Partners. “We are obsessed with delighting consumers and helping our private label customers win, and the Thrushwood team will help us do both. On a combined basis, we now have more capacity, capability, and innovation resources to help our customers grow.”

Doug Hankes, Vice President at Thrushwood Farms and new Western’s shareholder added, “Our family has known the Western family for decades and this combination just makes sense. We are thrilled to partner with Western’s and Charis and look forward to using this partnership to help our customers grow.”

Thrushwood Farms will also be closing its retail store on February 22, 2020. Thrushwood Farms will be able to focus on its growing snack stick business and provide opportunities for job growth. All retail store employees have been offered jobs in the growing plant.

“It’ll be a sad day to close the store. So much has gone into it over the years,” says Jim Hankes, founder of Thrushwood Farms. “It’s bittersweet because change is hard, but it’s ultimately the right thing and will allow us to focus on a growing part of our business and create exciting new opportunities for the area.”

The combined companies are backed by Charis Consumer Partners, a small independent group of investors. Charis is comprised of consumer-packaged goods executives and partners with family-owned businesses in the food manufacturing industry.

For more information, please contact Matt Bormann at [email protected].

Beginning the new year appreciating all the wonderful blessings in our lives. What are you thankful for?
01/06/2020

Beginning the new year appreciating all the wonderful blessings in our lives.

What are you thankful for?

Ring in the New Year with goodies from Thrushwood Farms. We're open until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31st. We will be ...
12/31/2019

Ring in the New Year with goodies from Thrushwood Farms. We're open until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31st.

We will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.

Merry Christmas from the Hankes Families!
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from the Hankes Families!

Who needs something for stocking stuffers? We can set you up with our snack sticks or strips. We’re open until 2 pm on C...
12/24/2019

Who needs something for stocking stuffers? We can set you up with our snack sticks or strips.

We’re open until 2 pm on Christmas Eve.

We will be closed on Christmas Day.

12/23/2019

We still have smoked hams and turkeys available!!
We’re open until 5 pm today (Mon) and from 8 am-2 pm tomorrow (Tues).

12/21/2019

Happy Holidays!!
Sat, Dec 21 9am-5pm
Sun, Dec 22 Closed
Mon, Dec 23 8am-5pm
Tues, Dec 24 8am-2pm
Christmas Day-Closed

Can you believe Christmas is next week? 😲Not sure how that happened. Make sure you get your holiday meat ordered. And wh...
12/18/2019

Can you believe Christmas is next week? 😲Not sure how that happened.

Make sure you get your holiday meat ordered. And while you're doing that pick up a gift box or two. They're sure to make someone very happy this Christmas!

Happy Holidays!!

The birthday girl says you need to stop in to finish your Christmas shopping. We’re open 9 am-5 pm on Saturday!
12/14/2019

The birthday girl says you need to stop in to finish your Christmas shopping.

We’re open 9 am-5 pm on Saturday!

We have Christmas goodies and gifts galore. Stop by our retail store to finish your Christmas shopping. Mon-Thurs: 8 am-...
12/11/2019

We have Christmas goodies and gifts galore. Stop by our retail store to finish your Christmas shopping.

Mon-Thurs: 8 am-5 pm
Fri: 8 am-5:30 pm
Sat: 9 am-5 pm
Sun: Closed

Address

2860 W Main St
Galesburg, IL
61401-8502

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(309) 343-5193

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Welcome to Thrushwood Farms

Thrushwood Farms philosophy is very simple. It is to create a quality meat product that the Hankes family would be proud to serve their family and yours. For forty years, Thrushwood Farms has helped families with Making Memories Out of Meals.®

Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats, Inc. has been serving customers in west-central Illinois and beyond since its opening in 1978. Jim Hankes, along with his wife Kae began Thrushwood Farms after they moved to Galesburg. Jim graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Meat Science and had various jobs in the meat industry before starting the business. Kae graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Home Economics education and worked as an assistant Home Economics Advisor before joining the business in 1979. In 2004, Doug graduated from the University of Illinois in Animal Science and after several internships decided to return home to the family business. 2006 was another significant addition to Thrushwood Farms with Jeff Hankes coming back to the family business. Jeff has his degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Illinois.

We would like to welcome you to our page and the families of Thrushwood Farms thank you for your business.

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So did Thrushwood’s sell their business to another person or company? Is this location gone now?
Just found out Thrushwood is closing the retail store next month. Horrible news! Might as well cancel Christmas while you're at it.
My favorite Christmas gift! #bestwifeever
Are you doing your cookout this year?
Have you made any decision on doing the May cookouts this year, after putting them on hold last year due to the Hwy 34 detour?
Thank you thrushwood farms for the sticks,pork burgers and ribeyes !!! Let the grilling begin ! Go Auburn!
Tell Ali she did a great job on the birthday give away videos... Happy Birthday Ali !!
Don’t like giving bad reviews but I do want to make you aware so you can make changes if you feel necessary. I purchased your bacon jerky through our school fundraiser and it is awful. I’ve had several people try it that felt the same way. Once again I’m not criticizing I just wanted you to be aware.
Spotted in Callahan's of Calabash, on the border of North and South Carolina.
My kiddos really enjoyed your sweet teriyaki sticks while traveling ❤️ I had to hide them from the kiddos because they kept asking for more when they already had 3 each!!!!!
Love all your meats and products!!
Merry Christmas to everyone at Thrushwood Farms!!