Tanglefoot shrimp, southern illinois

About Tanglefoot Ranch

We have 500 acres of row crops, a 300 peach tree orchard, 1 raspberry hi-tunnel, 1 tomato/ mixed produce hi-tunnel, 6 fresh water shrimp ponds, and a 55 head beef cow herd on the land that has been in our family since 1946.


Grover Webb loves new ideas and prospects and is always working on something new on the farm, this makes Tanglefoot innovative and attractive to fellow farmers and consumers alike.

Illinois Freshwater Prawns

The Webb family has been raising freshwater shrimp, also called prawns, on the farm in Southern Illinois since 2000. The State of Illinois Alternative Agricultural Land Program enabled us to start a prawn enterprise. In 2001 Grover helped start the ever popular Golconda Shrimp Festival in at attempt to promote the city.

For over a decade prawns lovers would either flock to the Golconda Shrimp Festival for a shrimp fix or they would visit Tanglefoot Ranch to buy frozen prawns.

Now prawns lovers can visit Tanglefoot Ranch for Farm Dinners served in a quaint dining room overlooking the peach orchard and beautiful farm views in our new Illinois dining facility.

Additionally, we operate a regional prawn nursery that helps supply local growers with pond stocking prawns. We also have six ¾ acre grow out ponds that are filled with clean water from a reservoir. Juvenile prawns are moved from the nursery to the grow out ponds in the end of May and are harvested the end of September, weather permitting. After harvest, prawns are sold whole on ice or processed in our State inspected facility on site.

The prawns raised on Tanglefoot Ranch are of the highest quality. They are closely monitored in the nursery phase then placed in clean aerated water until harvest. During the grow-out phase the water quality is checked daily and food is provided as required.


Tanglefoot Ranch is a diverse 950 acre livestock, grain, freshwater prawn and produce farm in Pope County, Illinois and is now booking Farm to Fork dinners. Tanglefoot Ranch is owned by Grover Webb, his wife Shirley and his brother Richard Webb.