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Manager of the Month: Lisa Brown- Poultry Plant Manager

Lisa Brown, our Poultry Plant Manager, has worked at White Oak Pastures since 2012. Next month will mark her sixth year with us. Learn more about Lisa, our Manager of the Month.

“I started in the poultry plant on the bottom of the line plucking feathers. I then worked my way up to the viscera...

Will Answers "What Farmers Wish You Knew About Farming"

Will Harris answers the trending question: "What farmers wish you knew about farming."

When I was an industrial farmer, I'd have said that I wish that you knew how hard it is, how stressful it is, how complicated it is, how much work there is, or...it's hot, cold, wet, dry, dirty, nasty, shitty,...

An URGENT Message from the AGA Board of Directors

A situation is developing that needs to be brought to your attention. It could be economically devastating to producers of grassfed beef in the United States.

Store Spotlight - Gayla's Grits and Georgia Olive Oil

What do grits and olive oil have in common? Not much. But if you ever find yourself in Lakeland, GA, you will come across two locally owned companies that lie a few miles from one another that break this mold - Georgia Olive Farms and Gayla’s Grits.

In 1997, a natural twist on a traditional...

Employee Spotlight- David Taylor - Employee of the Month

“I’ve always been easy going. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to help you. That’s just the way I am”. Meet David Taylor, jack-of-all-trades and Employee of the Month at White Oak Pastures. Read on to get to know David and why he’s so special to our farm.

Store Spotlight- Cultural Traditions

Located above Atlanta in Suwanee, GA is a locally owned and operated business called Cultured Traditions. Tanya and Charles Sharp bring their Russian tradition to the South with their variety of fermented foods.

Historically, when growing fresh foods was not possible, people learned how to...

Seasonal Haylage and Grasses

October and May typically mark the change of season here in our Southwest Georgia subtropical climate. Historically, these months are the driest months and the months when the warm season perennial grasses and the cool season annual grasses swap dominance. This year the seasonal change was delayed...

Iberian Pastures First Slaughter, Fresh Cuts Available

UPDATED FOR 2019! ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED POSTED BY LAURA MORTELLITI ON FEB 9, 2017

The delicacy Iberian Ham (Jamón ibérico) is one of the highest quality cured hams in the world.

Jamón ibérico is characterized by its long aging period (24-48 months), rich red color, ample marbling, and complex,...

A simple matter of life and death

Good news: We bought 250 acres of worthless land

It takes more than time to restore Georgia’s soil to the way it was before industrial farming practices added chemical fertilizers and pesticides and removed the biodiversity and nutrients. It takes us buying the land in the first place. Well, check that box, to the tune of 250 acres.

Organic spring vegetables at White Oak Pastures

We just kicked off the Spring season of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Our Organic Farm Managers, Ryan Carnley and Mary Bruce, and our garden team are busy planting, harvesting, washing, packing, and delivering organic produce to our wonderful CSA members.

Our chickens of the woods

Chickens were born to scratch and peck, which is exactly what they do at White Oak Pastures. Our chickens are completely unrestricted, and they could walk to Atlanta if they wanted to. This lifestyle is ideal for them, but it makes our job a heck of a lot harder. We think it is worth it, and our...

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