Albion, IL    618-445-1896
Grimm Acres, Diversfied

About Grimm Acres, Diversified

We are a proud member of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC), and share the organization's goal of protecting heritage farm animals and poultry from extinction by "working to conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock". The breeds we raise here on Grimm Acres were primarily selected from the ALBC's Conservation Priority List.

Our farming model is a composite of a homestead style and some "permaculture" system ideas with an eye toward sustainability. We utilize a "mixed-species grouping of animals that consistently stay together under free-ranging conditions" known as a "flerd" (not exactly a flock, not really a herd), as we understand the concept presented in the 2004 edition of "Grass roots".

We are proud to be certified by "Animal Welfare Approved" (AWA) and share wholeheartedly their philosophy that "..our own best interests are intrinsically linked to animals and to the environment we share."

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

This small, family owned farm was established in 2005 by Bob Grimm and his wife Susan when he retired from his career in the United States Army. Grimm Acres began as a way to raise the majority of the food that Bob, Susan and the extended family had available to them. The vegetables are clean, safe and vitamin rich having been raised from primarily heirloom seed, treated with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and handled only by the family and friends working together in the gardens. The meat from the poultry and livestock is processed on the farm, or at the local family owned and operated meat processor. It is safe, clean, healthy coming form animals and birds raised humanely in the fresh air and sunshine of this little Southern Illinois farm.

"As we've grown and educated ourselves, we have expanded to offer the same options to our neighbors and community. In addition, we strive to educate and encourage others to raise the heritage livestock and poultry we are so proud of. We offer breeding stock, hatching eggs, chicks and adult birds to others interested in having their own secure source of animal products. We employ several local youth year round on the farm and offer intermittent and seasonal work to several more. We encourage visits from families and groups such as 4-H and Ag students. "

Grimm Acres, Diversified
237 West Terminal Street
Albion, Illinois 62806
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Member