As Nutritional Therapists and former vegetarians, we founded Trillium Wood Farm in 2013 to address a lack of wholesome, diverse protein options in our area. Our vision of agriculture is to contribute to a local food system founded on transparency and integrity, to remain engaged with our community, and to operate with both ecologically sound and humane practices. This means always maintaining personal relationships with both our collaborators and customers, supporting other local businesses, incorporating heritage breeds, rotating our animals to build pasture health, and–most importantly–fostering conditions that lead to happy and healthy animals, farmers, and consumers.

Meet the sister farmers:


Elise Thorp

Born and raised in Williamston, Elise is the middle daughter of the TWF landowners and one of the original farm founders. With a degree in Environmental Science and Policy from MSU, she began farming to contribute to the growing number of people impacting the environment and food system in a positive way. Her favorite thing about farming is raising animals in a way that each of their lives matter, and– aside from growth and development– is most excited about developing the breeding stock of animals and having baby fluff balls on the farm. You can find her working on farm projects and behind the scenes on social media, communications, planning, and finances. 

Allie Thorp

As the oldest daughter of the TWF landowners, Allie grew up around gardening and animals and developed a love for the outdoors. She and her sister founded the farm in 2013 after deciding they wanted wholesome food they could trust, and realizing that meant doing it themselves. She has a background in human biology and management, and would rather farm than anything else. She approaches farm work with passion and a sharp mind for problem solving, and loves how capable farming makes her feel, physically and mentally. She is excited to see the farm progress over the next few years, and can be found doing any and all things on the farm.