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  • Jako Farm Weekly, November 15, 2014

    Posted on November 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Frozen milk replaces fresh We have stopped milking for the winter, which means we will not have fresh milk available again until April.  Frozen milk will be available all winter and, when thawed, tastes virtually the same as fresh.  Allow 12-18 hours to thaw in a sink or several days in the fridge.  Fresh yogurt […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, October 26, 2014

    Posted on October 26, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Animal drama Mabel is our favorite cow.  She likes her ears scratched and always comes to say hello.  Shes a confident and opinionated individual.  Ande is our favorite (well, only) llama.  He’s the keeper of the sheep and is very curious, perceptive, and aware.   Mabel and Ande are constantly vying for our attention and provoke […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, August 1, 2014

    Posted on August 1, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Back-to-school lunches With school starting soon there are lots of great, healthy options for sack lunches!  Egg salad, cooked chicken, and summer sausage make great sandwiches.  Plain Greek yogurt works great for mayonnaise or salad dressing and can easily be seasoned with your favorite herbs.  Throw into the sack lunch a 12-oz Wholesome Delight for […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, June 27, 2014

    Posted on June 27, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Pardon our dust! Beginning Monday, June 30, we will begin an extensive renovation to the farm store.  One piece of this project is replacing all of our upright freezer units with chest freezers, decreasing our energy consumption by 95%!  In addition, we’ll be repainting the walls, floor, and ceiling and changing out the large dairy […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, June 15, 2014

    Posted on June 15, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Have you ordered your beef side? All-grass beef sides will be available in July and August.  Sides are $3.75/lb hanging weight plus processing (approx. $1.10/lb, payable to Yoder Meats).  Sides will average 300lbs hanging, and cut out at about 70%.  If you haven’t placed your order but intend to, do so quickly. Fiat Farms offers […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, June 6, 2014

    Posted on June 6, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Now taking orders for turkeys Our little turkeys are two weeks old and already enjoying the pasture forage!  These broad-breasted birds will be $5.00/lb and between 14-18 lbs (anticipated dressed weight) the first week of November.  Place your order now to guarantee a turkey for the holidays! Laying hens for sale Rhode Island Reds, one […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, May 23, 2014

    Posted on May 23, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    Farm Party Schedule of Events Monday, May 26 is our annual Jako Farm Party from 10am-2pm!  Here’s what you can expect: –Hay rack rides –Kids’ barrel train and play area –Baby animals –Pasture walking trail –Fellowship with like-minded folks 10:oo    Seminar–  The Jako Farm Journey 10:30    Q&A about raising animals on pasture or in your […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, December 7, 2013

    Posted on December 7, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Stew hens now available We butchered old laying hens this week and they are in the farm store for $3.00/lb.  They have been on pasture and eating organic grain, and are great for making stews or stock! Eating healthy costs more… or does it? Researchers have determined that it more expensive to eat healthy food. […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, September 22, 2013

    Posted on September 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Welcome, fall! As the weather turns cooler, these items will help keep you happy and healthy! — Chicken and beef stock.  Soup stock has incredible healing properties!  We’ve tweaked our beef stock recipe and it’s tastier than ever.  Drink it plain or use is as a soup base. — Lamb tallow body butter.  This lotion, […]

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  • Jako Farm Weekly, June 28, 2013

    Posted on June 28, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Solar project phase 1:  complete! We have 48 solar panels installed at Jako Farm, producing about 12kW of electricity.  This accounts for about 10% of our energy usage, and we’re dreaming of more.  View our energy production here. Another chicken butchering behind us Today the family butchered another round of 400 chickens.  We’re increasing our […]

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