About

????????The Schaeffer Family settled and began farming in Fleetwood in the early 1800s. Lee is the 9th generation to farm some of this very same land today! If you’re interested in learning about the family lineage, just ask Lee or his dad, Barry. Then, pull up a seat (like a 5-gallon bucket turned upside-down) and get ready for a story or three!

Today, the Gauker Family farms about 260 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay. Today we have about 50 head of Holstein steers ranging from just a few days old to finished. Lee and Jodi welcomed the 10th generation to Gauker Farms on October 27, 2014 – Callie Anne. Together, the family works hard to raise quality beef for your family table!

edit-img_1508_edited-1Read more about us through this interview with the PA Beef Council!

To read more about our farm and how we raise our crops and steers, check out our frequently asked question section of our website.

We are proud members of Buy Fresh Buy Local Greaterpartnercircle Lehigh Valley, Berks Southeast Cattlemen’s Association, and Berks County Farm Bureau. Jodi and Lee are former 4-H volunteers (taking some time off now until Callie is a member!), and Jodi currently serves on the Berks County Planning Commission Board and the Chester County Agricultural Development Council Board, and is a member of the PA Women’s Agricultural Network.

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  1. jim williams

    where will you folks be selling hamburger this sat feb 8th, please reply thanx

  2. Jane Gauker, Elk River, MN

    Your farm looks beautiful! I would like to hear about your family’s lineage. If you have anything you could or were willing to share, I’d be interested in seeing it. Thanks!

    • Hi, Jane! Gauker Farms became Gauker Farms in the last 100 years. The Farm is actually the Schaeffer Farm. Lee’s great grandmother married a Gauker. He passed on after having a son, Lee, and Laura Schaeffer remarried a Heffner. Lee Gauker, (my husband, Lee’s, grandfather) is the first Gauker to manage the farm. Beyond that, though, I’m not sure that we’re familiar with the Gauker family lineage. The Schaeffer Family, however, is well documented.

      • Jane Gauker

        Just noticed your reply. Thanks for responding! I’m not sure of more than 4 or 5 generations back of my dad’s family in Indiana, but I was born In MN. Best wishes… Jane G.

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