• Farm Fresh Weekly, April 15, 2012

    Posted on April 15, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Farm Fresh Weekly

    The family is enlarging!
    We are proud to announce Daniel’s engagement to Robyn Mast!  They plan to be married here on the farm on Sunday, May 27.  Robyn fits so easily into our family, and has already been such a big help with the greenhouse and garden projects.  We are all very happy for them and so blessed to have Robyn join our family.

    Baby lambs galore
    When the sheep started lambing this week, they did so with a bang!  As close as we can estimate, we had about 30 lambs in two days.  They are so fun to watch as they jump and play in the pasture.  See pictures at:  www.facebook.com/JaKoInc.  Life is good on the farm.

    Is all raw milk the same?
    All raw milk is not created equal. Raw milk simply means “straight from the cow.”  Therefore, any cow can produce raw milk, even cows that are fed grain and have been given additional hormones, medications, or supplements.  This raw milk can actually be just as harmful as its pasteurized and homogonized counterpart, because it can contain toxic drug residues, antibiotics, larvicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and heavy metals just like processed milk.

    Raw, all-grass milk, however, contains enzymes and bacteria that have been shown to strengthen your immune system, develop healthy bacteria in your intestines, and reduce the risks of everything from respiratory disease to obesity.

    For more information about raw milk, just ask.  Or visit:  www.realmilk.com.

    Beef cuts running low
    As you may have noticed, we are running out of some cuts of beef in the store.  That happens on a seasonal farm.  But never fear– we will start taking beef to the butcher the middle of May, so by the end of the month the store should be restocked.

    Stories from the farm
    This past weekend was the annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale in Hutchinson, which raises money for overseas relief efforts.  Our church and family actively participate every year, and it is a lot of fun!  One of the big highlights of the event is the quilt auction, where they sell over 200 quilts.  Judy and Kendra enjoy making a quilt each year to donate and, because Judy is on the quilt committee, the whole family pitches in to help with the auction as well.

     

    Healthy food for healthy living.

    The King Family
    JaKo, Inc.

    6003 E. Eales Rd
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
    www.jakoinc.com
    620.663.1470

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