3 Recipes for an Easter Celebration

Easter is just a little over two weeks away. For me, this feels like the first holiday since the pandemic started where we can more freely gather with extended family. THAT combined with celebrating the resurrection of Christ makes me want to throw a party!

Food is always the center of a family event and the meat is always in the spotlight.
Here are three of our favorite recipes we’d love for your family to enjoy as well.

1. Kansas City Strip Loin Roast

Kansas City Strip Loin Roast. Whew, that’s a mouthful!
This is a new beef cut in the store this year.
Think of it as a cousin to the Prime Rib Roast, but it’s a little more affordable.
In this season of life, I like to keep things simple.
I thaw the roast, pat it dry, and sprinkle sea salt and pepper on the fatty side of the roast.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Roast it on a rack at 425 degrees for 15 minutes to ensure a good sear and then turn the oven down to 325 degrees.
Cook at 325 degrees until the meat thermometer reads 135-140 degrees which will be about 1 hour and 45 minutes. (3 1/2 pound roast cooked to medium-well done). Tent with aluminum foil for 15 minutes to let it rest.
Tender, juicy, delicious and best of all, EASY! You are eating steak, but you take away the need to cook each individual steak just right. Low and slow in the oven is always my friend.
Plus, when you have high quality meat, you don’t need fancy rubs or sauces. The meat stands alone.

2. Roasted Leg of Lamb

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, I HIGHLY suggest lamb.
Maybe you’ve tried lamb before and you didn’t like it. I get it. Most American-raised lamb has a strong gamey flavor.
But have you ever tried JakoPure Lamb???
We raise hair sheep instead of wool sheep, so the meat has a mild, delicate flavor. Combine that with it being 100% grass fed and finished and it’s a TOTALLY different lamb than you’re used to eating in restaurants.
We consistently hear, “Your lamb is phenomenal and the best I’ve ever had.”
Roasted Leg of Lamb is our traditional Easter meal and the recipe is here on our website.

3. Roasted Turkey Breast

Many of us missed large family gatherings over Thanksgiving and never had that mouthwatering turkey feast.

We’re thrilled to have skin-on boneless turkey breasts available for you this year. Breasts average 5 pounds, so they are great for feeding a crowd.
Use our basic brine recipe to roast some turkey and catch up on that lost meal!
We also have turkey thighs and wings if you prefer a different cut.

Pasture Walk during March

This month, on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10-3, we would love for our Jako Farm Members to take a self-guided stroll through the pasture. The trail starts behind the farm store and is just shy of a mile. The walk will take you past the cows, sheep, and chickens (and one llama!).

Do you see the green grasses coming???

If you’re needing 20 minutes of peace and solitude, plus a little exercise, the pasture walk is a great place to do it.

Please stop and pick up a map and information sheet in the farm store before your walk. We do ask that you do not cross fences to be in pens with the animals.

Happy walking!

P.S. Fresh Milk is coming!

It’s that time of year when everyone starts asking, “When will you have fresh milk??”  Our best guess is mid-April. It all depends on when the cows decide to give birth.

Here’s to planning those long-awaited family gatherings!