For the last 25 years, some of us have recognized there is no resilience in the American food production system. Today, it is painfully evident to anyone who takes a look at it.
Food shopping has seen some of the most radical changes in decades over the last four weeks - changes none of us ever dreamed possible. These changes forced us to take our farm operations back to the drawing board and rethink how we manage fulfillment. Over the last thirty days, we added 16 full-time employees to help keep up with the demand in our online store. That's 16 full-time jobs created in one of the poorest counties in one of the poorest states, thanks to you, all of our customers. These opportunities don't come by often, and we are so grateful to be able to help reduce the panic-buying.
How do you celebrate President’s Day? It may not be the most well-known holiday of the year, but at White Oak Pastures, we’ll get behind any excuse to celebrate with a pasture-raised meal.
When looking for President’s Day inspiration, we started to research presidential favorite foods on the historical record. As it turns out, many of our nation’s presidents were extremely vocal about their ideal meals.
So to celebrate this President’s Day, we collected a list of 10 past president's favorite foods—and many can be made with White Oak Pastures products!
We’re proud of the sausage we make on our farm. There is a noticeable difference between White Oak Pastures organic, small-batch, pasture-raised sausage, and common commodity sausage that you would find in the average grocery store aisle.
Brian Sapp, our Director of Operations, has responded to customers who inquire about our sausage, how we make it, and why. Here’s an excerpt from one of Brian’s recent replies to a customer.
Your superbly-cooked pasture-raised turkey is going to need to be in good company at Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these Thanksgiving side dishes recipes for the perfect accompaniment to a pasture-raised turkey.
Looking for eco-friendly, regenerative, carbon-negative business gifts?
The public is increasingly concerned about corporate responsibility for the effects of climate change. Agriculture is one of the industries most vulnerable to climate change, but farmers are also some of the best positioned to mitigate its effects. This year, plan to share the gift of good food and fellowship with all those you respect and appreciate by having White Oak Pastures' Holiday, Business, and Corporate Gift Packages shipped to their doorstep. Your customers, clients, and employees will appreciate a gift that is aligned with their values. By supporting White Oak Pastures, your contributing to a system that sequesters carbon, creates jobs, and provides year-round pasture for 10 species of animals.
While we love a slow beef roast as much as the next person, sometimes, convenient, on-the-go snacks keep us from getting a little… "hangry."
Introducing White Oak Pastures Meat Sticks: protein from your favorite farm, packed in a shelf-stable stick! Also called a snack stick, these portable snacks are good for on-the-go eating, whether that's on the trail, on the road, or on the farm.
White Oak Pastures Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks have just arrived to our online store, and we are currently developing a grassfed beef stick for later this fall.
If most consumers knew what I know, they would buy their food directly from a farm.
There are a lot of good reasons to know where your food comes from. The most obvious is that its not a good idea to put anything in your mouth unless you know where it has been.
There are also health, safety, and nutritional concerns. Consumers understand these, and they are certainly important, but there is another whole dimension that I don't think most consumers have contemplated: Consumers literally shape the world with their food dollars.
We believe there's something special about our online store, which we like to call "your one-stop-shop in the local food movement". Our online retail is an essential part of our entire animal agriculture operation, helping our business grow while allowing us to maintain control over the final product that we send to our customers.
Farms produce food on their land, but what happens after production varies. Some farms may do processing on-site, but frequently, farms outsource order fulfillment to a third-party. Middle-men and order fulfillment warehouses aggregate farm products, obscuring supply chains and sourcing.
We are proud to announce that Green Cell Foam Insulated Shipping Coolers are now available to protect White Oak Pastures' frozen and perishable products during shipment. The perfect combination of sustainable technology, thermal performance and shock protection, these shipping coolers have thermal protection equal to polystyrene inch-for-inch.
Many of our customers know that our passion is raising livestock on pasture in a way that regenerates the land. Witnessing animals execute what they are meant to do, which is roam our pastures, leaving it richer and more suitable than it was, is something that’s deeply rooted in the history of our farm. In the 1990’s, my Dad, Will Harris, learned that there are passionate customers who care about the same things he does: the land and the animals. After years of research, Dad was convinced he had to build a processing abattoir for our livestock and create a brand.