Commodity Sausage vs. White Oak Pastures Sausage

White Oak Pastures Team
White Oak Pastures has a range of sausages from six different species available online

Brian Sapp, our Director of Operations, responds to a customer's inquiry about our sausage. His thoughtful answer highlights the difference between our high-quality, small-batch, pasture-raised sausage and more popular commodity sausage.

Customer Spotlight - Garnish and Gather's Emily Golub

Monica McLendon

“What’s for dinner?” is a phrase that is heard in every household, probably every single day. Our culture is a busy one and it seems that healthy meals are few and far between because of that. One smart woman turned her personal challenge into a healthy, helpful business. Garnish & Gather was created by the amazingly ingenious Emily Golub in order to take the time-consuming planning and shopping out of meal preparation. Continue reading to be inspired by Emily, who found a creative and financially viable option in which to meet her needs and provide a service for others.

Grand Reveal - Exciting New Products

Jenni Harris

At White Oak Pastures, we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with an exceptional and unique shopping (and eating) experience. After all, how many farms do you know that raise, process and ship 10 species of livestock directly to the consumer….from the farm? Well, we do! And, we couldn’t be more proud of our vertically integrated model. Because of this integration, we are able to get a bit more creative than most.

Store Spotlight - Wisham Jellies

White Oak Pastures Team

With an overgrown garden full of peppers, a throwback recipe, and a knack or grilling, Eric Wisham from local Tifton, GA blended fruits and veggies together to come up with his variety of delicious handmade Wisham pepper jellies.

Growing Community, Owning The Future - Chef's Collaborative Summit Farm Dinner at White Oak Pastures

Laura Mortelliti

 

The 8th Annual Chef's Collaborative Summit "Growing Community, Owning The Future" kicked off its three day event right here in busy Bluffton, GA! We hosted an all-star group of chefs and farmers Friday night for a delicious farm-to-table dinner. Saturday morning we toured the farm and then the Collaborative headed back to Atlanta for the remainder of their three day summit. Friday dinner was an effort from the whole farm: the field, the store, and the restaurant all worked together to bring this delicious meal to our honored guests.

 

Chefs Collaborative is a national nonprofit that provides a support network for chefs and food professionals who are interested in building a better food system. "Change Menus, Change Lives" is their motto, and we couldn't agree more. Food and the...

Customer Spotlight: EPIC

Laura Mortelliti

-Tell us a little bit about Epic, and what you all do?

EPIC bars started in an effort to provide an on-the-go grassfed protein option. We created a product which not only regenerates our bodies but regenerates the land and supports animal welfare.

-How did you get into the business?

EPIC wasn’t meant to be regenerative ag focused- it was focused on grassfed meat-grassfed was better for the animals and the end consumer. However, we thought the land component was missing and began to specifically support regenerative ag.

-Why do you choose to support White Oak Pastures?

White Oak is the gold standard in meat production – it does above and beyond meat- it’s animal welfare, improving rural economies, regenerating land, it’s one of the only holistic organizations that we work with in terms...

Know Your Farmer- Sabrina Carnley

Laura Mortelliti

 If you have called White Oak Pastures with a product question, and reached our Customer Service Department, you have likely spoke with Sabrina Carnley, our Order Manager. Sabrina says she has “made lifelong friends and connections here” and loves that “everybody feels like a family- I love the small town feel of everything”. Sabrina fully embraced White Oak Pastures life, moving down to Bluffton after her husband was hired by the farm. Sabrina is married to Ryan, our Permaculture Manager, and lives with her four dogs in downtown Bluffton in one of the homes the farm has renovated.

Store Spotlight - Blackberry Patch

Laura Mortelliti

Who doesn’t love a good fruit preserve, jelly or syrup? Blackberry Patch uses local fruit to make hand crafted, small batch, genuinely high quality products. You owe it to yourself to have a quality fruit syrup if you’ve never had one. We love pairing their syrup with our ice cream and pancakes.

Know Your Farmer - Nick Often- Cutting Room Breaker

Laura Mortelliti

 Our Red Meat Processing Plant has the capacity to process 36 cows a day. We depend heavily on our skilled butchers who work in the Cutting Room. There are different jobs in the Cutting Room, from Breaker to Boxer. Nick Often may be the smallest person in the room, but he has an amazing work ethic and energetic spirit, and this gives him the drive to be one of our three Breakers in the Cutting Room. Nick feels his Cutting Room coworkers are like family. He explains, “In the morning, you can tell when everyone comes in, if they’re feeling good. We've been around each other so long we can tell”. Nick believes the farm has afforded him an exciting, dynamic way of life which has boosted his self esteem. “I’m one of the only people who has worked in all three areas- the field, the Poultry...

Wrecking Bar Brewpub - Customer Spotlight

Laura Mortelliti

 

 
Terry Koval, executive chef at Wrecking Bar Brewpub, answers our questions: 
 
Tell us a little about yourself and what you do? 
I am the executive chef and partner at Wrecking Bar Brewpub, I am passionate about where food comes from, and the people who grow and produce it.
 
How did you get into the restaurant industry?
My mother worked at Waffle House, and at the age of 14 I would help seat guests, pour coffee, and wash dishes on Christmas Day. I then started washing dishes around town and working my way up the ladder. The energy, drive, and competitiveness sucked me in.
 
Why do you choose to support White Oak Pastures?
The Harris family are hard working people. They have helped to pave the way of sustainable farming and building community. These things...

Holiday Turkeys Available For Pre-Sale

Jenni Harris

We are excited to announce that our 2017 Holiday Turkeys are now available for pre-sale! These birds are very special to us, as they spend their time rebuilding the soil as they scratch and peck for bugs and grubs. White Oak Pastures turkey production began in 2010 with only 500 Holiday Birds, which were brooded just behind the processing abattoirs. It didn't take long for these great distance rangers to completely cover the area of our processing abattoirs. We learned these birds have a great desire to range much farther than our other poultry species. We have since relocated them to a different part of the farm! Our turkeys are Certified Non-GMO, Step 5+ in the Global Animal Partnership, Certified Humane and Animal Welfare Approved.

Cafe Campesino- Cup of Compassion

Laura Mortelliti

 

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