• Fall transitions, rain update, and more

    Posted on September 5, 2017 by in Uncategorized
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    Fall transitions on the farm

    We’ve begun the slow transition to fall at Jako Farm– the last batch of fryers moved out to pasture (with three able-bodied helpers, shown above), we’ve mowed the pastures to break down dry vegetation to provide mulch for new fall growth, and we’re watching the lambs fatten up for November butchering.  We’re enjoying this seasonal transition as welcome every seasonal transition… because the beauty of seasonal farming is that each season brings new joys and challenges that we haven’t experienced since the previous year.

    Pray for rain!

    With all the flooding in other parts of the country, it seems odd to say that we’re praying for rain.  But the truth is, the pastures are noticeably dry and we’ve received only two inches of rain since the first of June.   We rely on late summer and fall grass growth to sustain our cattle all winter long, so this is a crucial time in our pastures.  Please join us in praying for rain!

    Check out this beautiful banquet we hosted along the Arkansas River this week!  We enjoy creating these memorable events for family and special friends.

    The JakoPure Standard

    Your family deserves pure food you can trust,  That’s why, for three generations, Jako Farm has grown grass-based food with purpose and care.  Everything in our farm store is 100% JakoPure– inspected and approved by customers who expect the very best.

    Our Guiding Standards:

    • Our animals live on pasture year-round, in low stress and respectful growing conditions.
    • Our food surpasses organic standards.  We do not use GMOs, chemicals, or growth hormones.
    • Our faming practices strive to improve– not deplete– the health of the soil, water, and ecosystem.
    • We maintain high standards of cleanliness and sanitation.
    • We are transparent in all of our farming practices.
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