Our Year In Review

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Jan 6, 2017 11:29:16 AM

“We pray for plenty of good hard work to do, and the strength to do it.” 

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Regenerative Land Management, Rural Community, Zero-Waste

Meet Our Leather Crafter Alena Ivakhnenko

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Dec 15, 2016 6:32:24 PM

If you visit our General Store in Bluffton you’ll notice our leather workshop tucked in the back corner. Our leather crafter Alena works here daily and has hand-made almost every leather product on our shelves.  Alena grew up in the Ukraine and spent most of her childhood in her grandmother’s garden. There she developed a deep connection with agriculture and the natural world.

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Topics: leather, Rural Community, Staff Spotlight, Zero-Waste

We’re Into Leather

Posted by Laura Mortelliti on Nov 24, 2016 10:37:28 AM

We’re into leather! The White Oak Pastures Leather Department was created to utilize our cowhides in a way that is continuous with our zero-waste protocol.

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Topics: Artisan Goods, leather, Zero-Waste

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

How to buy grassfed and pastured meat in bulk

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

It used to be very common to buy a whole, half, or quarter of an animal from a farmer you know and trust, and then enjoy having a convenient, steady supply of protein in the freezer. This tradition of buying meat in bulk is making a comeback, and we’d like to make the process a little less intimidating and mysterious, and encourage you to give it a try.

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Topics: Foodie, Kitchen, Zero-Waste, Nose-To-Tail

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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




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