Meet Mary, Queen of Brussels (Sprouts)

Posted by Angela Huffman on Sep 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As we kick off the Fall season of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, we are excited to introduce you to one of our organic garden managers, Mary Bruce! We love the way Mary involves herself in so many different functions at White Oak Pastures: she’s also a leather craftswoman, a biodiesel chemist, and she oversees our pastured rabbit and honeybee programs. She is smart, engaged, and always has great ideas for making improvements on the farm. Meet Mary, and catch up on what she’s up to this Fall!

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Topics: Environment, Foodie, Staff Spotlight, Pastured Rabbit, Women in Ag, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Closed Loop, Pastured Pigs

We’ve got guts. Lots and lots of guts.

Posted by Angela Huffman on Jun 23, 2016 2:01:00 PM

A byproduct of our red meat abattoir is a lot of intestines and guts. It’s not as much waste as there would be in an industrial plant that processes up to 100 times more animals than we do, but it’s still a lot. Most people would throw all those intestines away. We’re full-circle at White Oak Pastures, so we feed ‘em to black soldier fly larvae, which our poultry devour, and then fertilize our land with their feces. Win win win win win!

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Pastured Poultry, Regenerative Land Management, Zero-Waste, Black Soldier Fly, Closed Loop

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Posted by Angela Huffman on Mar 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM

March is National Peanut Month. Peanuts are the official state crop of Georgia, and for good reason: nearly half of the peanuts produced in the U.S. each year are grown in our state. This time of year, folks across Southwest Georgia are celebrating the peanut industry and its importance in our community. We don’t grow peanuts here at White Oak Pastures, but we have found many uses for the byproducts of the peanut industry that work within our zero-waste philosophy.

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Topics: Environment, Pastured Poultry, Regenerative Land Management, Zero-Waste, Peanuts, Compost, Closed Loop, Pastured Pigs

Craft revival: Jamie Bush turns animal byproducts into artisan goods

Posted by Angela Huffman on Mar 9, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Jamie Bush joined the White Oak Pastures family in 2014. She has a lifelong passion for farming, having grown up raising horses and goats on her family farm in Waycross, GA. She came to White Oak Pastures to learn everything she could about large-scale regenerative farming that offers much more than just good, fair food.

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Staff Spotlight, Women in Ag, Closed Loop, Nose-To-Tail, Craft Revival




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