Turkey Creek Farm & Race Day Brats
2006 We moved to a 40 acre hobby farm in central Kansas. We are the third family to ever live on the homestead in a foursquare farmhouse built in 1925. This property also has the original house that was split into two and stored grain in the 1950’s. After many attempts to earn extra income from the farm, we began selling high quality farm-raised pork and beef. As my wife and I both continued to work off the farm full time, we learned many lessons about hobby farming!
2010 Race Day Brats was born. Race Day is a combination of our two loves: racing and farming! At this point we raised our own hogs, which was a blast! Continuing the high quality meat emphasis, we eventually settled on making our own whole hog recipe bratwurst. We sold our Race Day Brats through local fundraisers and racing events.
2014 As I was getting closer to my 10th year as a high school assistant principal, we started talking about ramping up our Race Day Brats business. That summer we purchased a 1976 Shasta camper, complete with the famous Shasta wings! We currently use this as a food truck for major car shows and racing events.
2016 In addition to a partial food truck schedule, we sold our brats at a large farmer’s market in Wichita, KS. We had only one flavor at this point. We also stopped raising our own hogs and started supporting a local farmer who raises our certified antibiotic/hormone free hogs. All of our pork is processed at a local USDA certified plant, which enables us to sell nationwide!
2017 We now have a total of 6 flavors. They are the original Race Day Brat, Philly Freedom, HabaMango SweetFire, Spinach Feta, The Tailgater and the InFuzion Series, which infuses local craft beers into our original brats. We are also renovating our 1966 Shasta to be our delivery trailer. This one is still pretty original, except for the back floor which had to be replaced. Since my wife and I still work full time, our focus is moving towards more wholesaling.