John Alt with his wife, Stacey Humphreys-Alt own Alt Farm located in the beautiful apple ridge area of west Michigan. Four generations have farmed the land that was settled in 1893 by John E. Humphreys. John started out farming dairy cattle and apples. As the farm grew in acres, John added peaches, cherries, chicken and hogs. John worked the land until his son John C. Humphreys was old enough to take over the farm. Finding the soil and weather perfect for apples, John C. started transitioning the farm to concentrate on apples. In 1959 the first apple storage shed was built and the farm was growing steadily. John C. passed the farm on to his sons Robert C. "Hap" Humphreys and John S. Humphreys. The boys added another storage shed in 1961. In the mid 1970's, John S. decided to pursue a new career path leaving Robert to farm the operation on his own.
Robert married and had four daughters. The farm continued to grow and in the 1980's two more buildings were added to the land. Robert's youngest daughter, Stacey met her future husband John Alt through a friend in 1987. In 1987 Stacey was crowned the Michigan Apple Queen and in 1995 married John.
John Alt was not new to farming. Raised on a farm, John and his father grew apples, pickles, and corn. When John married Stacey, Robert separated some of the land so John could manage these areas to become proficient in all aspects of the farm. John excelled at the task given to him, and in 1999 Robert retired and John and Stacey took over the remaining acres of the family farm. John expanded the farm and in 2005 added a third expansion including automation to the apple processing line. Alt Farm is currently 660 acres with the last expansion in 2012. John and Stacey have three children, Nick, Michelle, and Jacob. Nick is studying business in college and hopes to take over the farm in the future.
As a North Bay Produce grower shareholder, Alt Farm carries many safety and health certifications including HAACP and Primus. Alt Farm became members of North Bay Produce in 2008.