• ‘Re-calibrate’ the new year, farm happenings, and more

    Posted on January 7, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Make small food changes this year Instead of making wildly grand resolutions (that we probably won’t keep), let’s all commit to making one small change in our food habits this year.  Here are some ideas for one small change: Add kefir to your diet. Start using bone broth in soup. Make your own bone broth. Learn how to brine […]

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  • Favorite memories from 2016

    Posted on December 31, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Farm highlights from 2016 A few of us at Jako Farm sat down to reminisce about the past year.  Here’s how we answer the question:  “What was your favorite Jako Farm memory from 2016?” Ken:  The weather! This past year had some of the best Kansas weather I cam remember.  Aside from a few years […]

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  • Chicks in the leaves, a Jako holiday message, and more

    Posted on December 16, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Fall leaves make for happy chicks If you know our farm well, you know that we’re always experimenting.  This fall, instead of using purchased straw to bed down our layer chicks, we decided to try using leaves raked from the yard.  We introduced the chicks, then stood back for a few weeks to watch.  The […]

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  • Christmas cheese, egg update, and more

    Posted on December 9, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Cheese gift boxes become a favorite Our most popular gift box, these all-grass, raw cheeses are a delight.  They’re great for co-workers, relatives, pastors, neighbors, and friends!  Available in the farm store for $35.  Also check out our skin care and all-grass steak gift boxes for the holidays. Why is egg production down? As the […]

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  • Christmas gift boxes, pre-order whole lamb, and more

    Posted on December 6, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    All I want for Christmas… We’ve put together some fabulous gift boxes for the holidays– check them out in the farm store! Skin care gift box— contains tallow-based body butter, lip balm, and bar soap plus a handmade wooden soap tray.  All made at Jako Farm from the finest ingredients ($25) Raw, all-grass cheese gift box— […]

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  • New & returning products, new babies arrive, and more

    Posted on November 17, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Check out these new things– We’re excited to report the following items that are either new or returning to the farm store: Smoked gouda— it’s so delicious, and just in time for the holidays! Applesauce— made from nothing but chemical-free apples picked with our own hands. All cuts of pork— if you’re looking for a […]

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  • Pork prices fall, “little milks” a big hit, and more

    Posted on November 5, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Pork prices fall, and how we set prices At Jako Farm, our goal is to formulate a price for each item that adequately represents the input costs, labor involved, and end value to the consumer.   This means that we watch input costs and labor very closely. This summer and fall, input costs for our pork have fallen. […]

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  • The end of milking, fall on the farm, and more

    Posted on October 29, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Milking to end this week Every fall, we stop milking to give everyone a rest– the cows, the grasses, and the farmers.  This will happen sometime in the next few days, and after the fresh milk runs out we will not have more until spring.  We WILL continue to have frozen milk throughout the winter., […]

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  • Milk: fresh v. frozen, Thanksgiving eats, and more

    Posted on October 21, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Cows take a ‘milk break’ Each fall, we stop milking to allow the cows to rest until their calves are born in the spring.  This will happen sometime in the next 3-4 weeks, depending on milk production and grass nutrition.  While the cows are on break, we will only have frozen milk available in the farm store.  If […]

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  • Pick your pumpkin, pork sides, and more

    Posted on October 17, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    Take home a Jako Farm pumpkin! Nothing says fall like pumpkins!  If you’re looking for a chemical-free, farm-raised pumpkin, pick yours up outside the farm store for $5 each.  Our favorite part of the pumpkin?  The seeds!  Soak them in a highly saturated salt water solution overnight, bake in a very low oven until crispy, […]

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