About Jake's Feed & Garden

Valparaiso, IN

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About Us:

Jake’s Feed and Garden located in Porter County, Indiana, has been up and running for 30 years, opening its doors in 1990 by Jake Blastick and family with full intentions of serving local livestock and horse owners. Little did they know this little store would develop into so much more in 30 years of service. In the beginning you might be able to catch Jake sitting behind the counter ready to serve with knowledge, a friendly smile and wave while you shopped the store or in the back mixing a batch of feed for a customer starting a new livestock adventure. Along with Jake at the counter you would find a white cat lounging through-out the store bringing a warm home atmosphere to every shopping experience.

In those 30 years the store has expanded into over 10,000 sq. ft of space to serve much more than just the livestock and horse population. In 2018, Joe and Christine Blackford took on continuing Jake and family’s legacy to serve Porter County and surrounding areas, while bringing their deeply embedded roots in the community through 4-H, livestock judging, gardening, show pigs, animal breeding and training.

Christine has been a part of the Jake’s family for over 10 years while bringing Joe on board and now their daughter Dakota. The Blackford’s feel that Jake’s is the perfect place to share their collaborated efforts with the community while continuing to dedicate their servant hearts helping others achieve success with new backyard projects or the ever-changing cultures of the livestock lifestyle.

Jake’s Feed and Garden has been family owned from the beginning and will continue to be the local family owned store ready to serve all that walk through the door with knowledge, stewardship, commitment, and most of all kindness.

Mission Statement:

Jake’s Feed and Garden’s Mission is to provide others with quality customer service by offering knowledge that brings value to all efforts, through education, service, and stewardship.


Our long term goals are to maintain an enjoyable work environment leading our team members to develop and achieve their own professional goals. As well as providing our customers with quality products and excellence giving the best possible experience for all occasions.

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