Jake’s Feed and Garden, near Valparaiso, Indiana, is a retail destination specializing in livestock and horse feeds, pet food, wild bird feeders and seed, and lawn and garden supplies. Jake’s offers full lines of products from several feed and pet food manufacturers, as well as fertilizer and seed selection ranging from generic to premium.
The philosophy of Jake’s can be summed up as “maximum customer service,” as evidenced by the customer education events, the carry out service, the ongoing employee training effort, and the special order capabilities not ordinarily experienced in the large chain store retail experience.
The main service area of Jake’s Feed is Northwest Indiana, but some customers come from the nearby states of Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin as well as more distant Indiana counties.
Jake’s Feed has extensive experience with:
- Wildlife feeding
- Equine nutrition and care
- Pet foods – economy to premium
- Poultry and poultry supplies
- Animal feed and supply (from show to hobby farm)
- Lawn fertilizer and chemicals
- Bulk grass and garden seed
- Lawn and garden pest control
If you appreciate friendly, “extra mile” customer service and are passionate about your lawn, garden, companion animal, wild bird feeding station, or horse, you will love Jake’s Feed and Garden.
In the late 1980’s Jake Blastick, a long-time fixture of south Porter County, Indiana as well as the feed business, had a vision of an independent feed and farm supply store serving the livestock and horse feed needs of Porter County Indiana. Finally in 1990 that store became a reality when Jake, along with other family members, founded Jake’s Feed and Garden near the tiny “town” of Malden, Indiana.
Through the years Jake’s Feed expanded into about 10,000 square feet of space dedicated to supplying the needs of not only the livestock and horse owner communities, but also the requirements of gardeners, wild bird enthusiasts, pet owners, and homeowners with a passion for beautiful lawns.
Jake passed away in 2009 but the Jake’s Feed legacy is carried on by his daughter, Tia Wilks and her team of dedicated employees who continue to carry out Jake Blastick’s commitment to servicing the needs of its customers as well as the community at large.