Since its start, Thrushwood Farms Quality Meats has evolved with the times and continues to develop as a family owned business in Galesburg, Illinois.
Founded by Jim Hankes and two brothers in 1978, the company began as an integrated, farm-to-table concept.
The second generation has now taken over with Doug and Jeff Hankes transitioning the company in a new direction, focusing on jerky products and meat snacks.
MEAT+POULTRY Editor-in-Chief, Joel Crews talked to Doug Hankes about the family lineage in the latest podcast as well as the philanthropic use of snackstick.com to bring in a new audience to their company.
To hear more about this innovative, family business, listen to the podcast by clicking below.