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The Cows Have Spoken

The Cows Have Spoken

The cows have spoken:

“We want a rest.”

Did you know that our cows talk to us? That’s right – even though we don’t speak the same language, we can sure understand each other. And this week, the bovine ladies told us loud and clear: It’s time to stop producing milk.

You see, as the weather gets colder and the pasture changes, there are no longer enough fresh, green grasses to produce quality milk. (It takes a lot of nutrition to make JakoPure milk for us to drink!)

The cows know that this is the season to slow down, rest, and care for themselves and the new babies growing inside them. It’s time to eat and sleep, not walk to the milk barn. And so they’ve slowly produced less and less milk each day.

And now they are done.

They’ll stay in the pasture all winter, where there is plenty of forage to keep them happy and healthy. The calves inside them will continue to grow. And come April, when their bellies are bursting and the grass is green again, they’ll give birth and be ready to make milk for us all again.

Keep JakoPure milk flowing all winter long

We have a secret those lovely cows don’t know about. We’ve been freezing JakoPure raw milk all spring and summer – at it’s peak nutrition – and now you can drink it all winter long!  

When you thaw a jug of JakoPure milk, it’s the same as drinking summer’s best fresh milk. Freezing milk doesn’t in any way compromise its premium nutritional value. Dr. Weston A. Price tested frozen milk and butter after one year and found zero degradation in quality.

Frozen milk can be thawed quickly and easily.

Here’s how:
1. Thaw at room temp for 12 hours or in the fridge for 3 days. (Half gallons thaw quicker.)
2. Thaw in a bowl; occasionally there are unavoidable leaks in the jug. (Because freezing milk isn’t common, there aren’t good containers out there specific to our needs.) 
3. Wait to drink until completely thawed. 
4. Shake very well before drinking.  
5. Drink your JakoPure milk within 12-14 days after thawing. After that, use it in baking.
(Find these instructions, plus more great facts about JakoPure frozen milk, in our farm store or here!)

Thawing JakoPure milk is a bit of a hassle, so why bother?

Because of the faces in your life, that’s why.

Because they deserve the best, in every season.
And because JakoPure milk is the healthiest milk you can find anywhere.
During winter months, no fluid milk that you buy in any store is from cows eating only green grass. The color says it all. JakoPure milk is never stark white. It always has a yellow hue. That’s the beta-carotene from the grass coming through in the milk. Milk from grassfed cows eating hay does not yield the same nutritional value.
We freeze JakoPure milk during the summer months when the grasses are at peak nutrition to give your family optimum milk quality year-round. 
And every time you put a gallon of JakoPure frozen milk in the sink to thaw, you can think of those lovely cows, resting out on pasture, taking a much-needed break. They’ll be back at it in a few months, and we’ll have fresh milk once again. Until then, think of frozen milk as a way to connect with the earth and the ways that our food is grown in harmony with the seasons of nature.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our store is open as usual over the holiday.

We are so thankful for you, our Jako Farm members, who go the extra mile to source and support regeneratively raised food. From all of us at Jako Farm, including Lava, Pond, Terra, Rachel, and the other ladies on pasture – may you, too, experience rest this season!

P.S. Whole Turkeys Available

We unexpectedly have two whole turkeys available. They are approximately 16 pounds and $7 per pound. Please call or reply to this email ASAP if you’d like one.