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  • The first baby is here!, easy and impressive rack of lamb, and more

    Posted on March 31, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    First baby calf– “Shalom”– is born Baby Shalom is the first to arrive at Jako Farm this spring!  Shalom is named in honor of a family friend, Michael “MJ” Sharp, who was captured and killed this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  (Read more here.)  MJ dedicated his life to seeking peace and reconciliation between rebel groups. […]

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  • Baby chicks arrive, cream cheese tips, and more

    Posted on March 25, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Baby chicks arrive at Jako Farm The first batch of baby chicks arrived at Jako Farm this week, and 400 adorable balls of yellow fluff are scurrying around the brooder house!  Spring always seems official when the chicks arrive, and indeed, the season is changing.  The pastures are greening up, bees are buzzing, and the sheep and […]

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  • Chick starter soon available, bees on the move, and more

    Posted on March 17, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Chick starter and fryer feed available soon Chick starter–specifically formulated for the first two weeks of chick development– will be available March 20.  We will also have fryer feed available the end of March.  All of our grain rations are non-GMO, sourced locally, and custom blended here at Jako Farm.  If you’re unfamiliar with how to purchase grain from us, please […]

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  • Order beef sides, thoughts on prairie fires, and more

    Posted on March 10, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Now taking orders: 100% grassfed beef sides If you have the freezer space, buying beef by the side is the most economical option we offer.  Sides are $3.75/lb hanging weight plus processing (approximately $1.10/lb, payable to Yoder Meats).  Sides will average 300 lbs. hanging weight and cut out at about 70% take-home meat.  Reply to this email to […]

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  • Apple cider vinegar returns, ewes for sale, and more

    Posted on March 3, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Raw apple cider vinegar is back! Raw apple cider vinegar–with mother– is now available in the farm store!  This vinegar is produced from last fall’s apple harvest and has been fermenting since then.  It’s available in glass 32-oz bottles for $6.00/each. Pregnant ewes for sale Our flock is getting too big for our liking, so […]

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  • Baby names, make-your-own sausage, and more

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Needed: baby names Baby calves are coming soon!  Every heifer calf gets a name, and we use these names to document age and lineage as they grow into milk cows.  This year names must begin with the letter “S.”  They must be no more than five letters in length to fit on the ear tags.  Send us […]

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  • Eggs make a slow come-back, sheep in a quandry, and more

    Posted on February 10, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Eggs make a slow come-back As the days get longer and the weather warmer, the chickens are sloooooowly becoming more active.  This means that– every day– we get a few more eggs than the day before.  It will be a few weeks yet until we are back up to full production, but don’t give up hope!  They’re […]

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  • Valentine gift boxes, benefits of bone broth, and more

    Posted on February 4, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Show your love with butter buttons Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… and butter buttons are the perfect treat!  Made from our raw, all-grass butter and sweetened with raw honey, they’ve received rave reviews from kids and adults alike.   Gift boxes are $15 each and include all four flavors:  peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, and chocolate […]

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  • New butter buttons, seasonal eats, and more

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Butter buttons prove dessert can be healthy! Butter buttons can be either a snack or a dessert (or both?) and are 100% nutritious!  Why?  They’re made from our raw, all-grass butter.  (Why you need more raw, all-grass butter in your diet)  Butter buttons are now available in the farm store in four flavors– peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, and […]

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  • Three cheers for butter oil, how to cure dry skin naturally, and more

    Posted on January 18, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Butter oil:  my new best friend Butter oil (also called ghee) is made by removing the milk solids from butter.  It has that great grassfed buttery taste but has a higher smoke point than butter, making it ideal for cooking.  And let me tell you, once you start you won’t want to stop.  Popcorn?  Amazing butter flavor.  Scrambled […]

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