For over 80 years, the Strohmer Family have been farming in Woodstock. It started with our grandparents who raised dairy cattle and chickens, selling their eggs and milk locally and at markets. Carrying on the traditions taught him, our father began raising pigs and beef cattle and selling freezer meat locally. The third generation continues that tradition, adding meat goats to our repertoire in 2009. The superior genetics of our animals continues to produce high quality choice cuts of meat. We take pride in carrying on the family traditions and values that we now pass along to you , our customers, in our products.
Opening The Meat Shack in 2014, we made a conscious choice to be part of the sustainable movement. It allows us to provide better meats to local residents from around the greater Woodstock area. Our shop is as much about sustainability and food education as it is about superior quality meats.
Our customers can tell the difference and that is what brings them back. Come by the farm, we're happy to talk with you about our practices and products and what makes our meat different. We promise you the trip is worth it.
At Strohmer’s, all of the animals are born and raised on the farm. We have 60 cows, mostly Angus, that calve annually. There are 20 Berkshires and Hampshire sows that farrow and 20 meat goats that kid each year. Our animals are pasture raised and grain fed with corn, barley and hay from our fields. The only purchased ingredients are the soybeans and minerals that are mixed into the feed.
Here at Strohmer’s Farm, we believe in humanely caring for our animals therefore they never receive antibiotics or hormones.