Janzen Family Farms is now producing 100% grass-fed beef from cattle that have lived their entire life cycle on wide-open pastures. We acquired our first all-grass adapted cattle in 2007 from Grassroots Cattle Co. of Hutchinson, Kansas, owned and operated by Torrey and Jim Ball. These animals are an old line Angus, both black and red, bred from stock that was adapted to the cold winters and dry conditions of the High Plains of eastern Colorado and Montana, and birthing on their own. They are bred to finish in 21 to 26 months on grass-only diets, resulting in healthy, flavorful meat.
Our Janzen Family Farms grass-fed animals are raised to meet or exceed criteria established in late 2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the “grass (forage) fed marketing claim standard.” This standard states that “grass and/or forage shall be the feed source consumed for the lifetime of the ruminant animals, with the exception of milk consumed prior to weaning. The diet shall be derived solely from forage and animals cannot be fed grain or grain by-products and must have continuous access to pasture during the growing season.”
The JFF/Norm Oeding farm stand at the Kansas Grown Farmers Market in Wichita, with Andy Toews, June 2009
You can pick up JFF 100% grass-fed beef at the Kansas Grown Farmers Market in Wichita on Saturdays in season, where Norm Oeding and JFF grass-fed beef maintain a market stand. (It's at the Sedgwick County Extension Office at 21st Street and Ridge Road, with Saturday hours from 7 a.m. to noon. For more information on the market, go to www.kansasgrownmarket.com.) If you would like particular cuts, please call us ahead and let us know, so we are sure to have what you need. Don't forget to pick up some freshly milled certified organic flour from JFF while you're there! (For more on that, see our "Grains and Breads" page.)
PICK-UP & DELIVERY
You can pick up your meat at the Peabody Sausage House, the family-owned independently-run slaughter facility that we use. Right off Highway 50, it's just outside Newton, KS, at 109 West 9th Street, Peabody, KS, 66866; (620) 983-2160.
You may also pick up your meat at our farm. We will notify you as to the specific date on which the meat will be ready.
If you are coming to the farm for pick-up, please be sure to coordinate with us on times. From time to time, we also make deliveries in the Topeka and Lawrence areas, so please check with us about delivery possibilities.
Currently, we do not offer our beef at retailers.
Please meet us at the farmers market or make a special order. Thank you!
For more information about our grass-fed beef, and our other products, please go to our website's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Look in particular for the subjects: "Why should I care about grass-fed beef?," and "Can you recommend additional reading on meat cuts and cooking methods?".
Don't forget to check out the subheads under this "Grass-Fed Beef" menu, including our informational flyer/brochure and a guide to slaughter, cuts of beef and cooking methods.
Feel free to call us during the ordering process. Fill out our price list/order form (available on the drop-down menu under the "Grass-fed Beef" tab above) and mail it with a 50% deposit to our farm at: 15076 NW 180th Street, Newton, KS 67114. You may make checks payable to Janzen Family Farms. If you are having trouble accessing the price list or order form, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (316) 799-2670.
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