Last week, the White Oak Pastures farm family suffered through a direct hit from Hurricane Michael with sustaining winds up to 115 miles per hour. Will Harris shared that he has never witnessed a storm of this magnitude in Bluffton, Georgia in his entire life.
The livestock production staff, with the assistance from other farm departmental staff, worked endlessly in preparation to protect our livestock. Their tireless efforts paid off; however, we have incurred a substantial amount of loss. Although suffering from some livestock and structural damage, we are extremely grateful that our processing plants were strong enough to withstand Hurricane Michael.
Although we immediately engaged in nursing wounded animals, repairing shade structures, rebuilding fences and various crucial elements necessary for our farm to carry on, it will take a number of months to recover from this natural disaster. Our plants were inoperable for days, leaving customers without product and staff without the ability to work.
Here is how you can help
We have always been grateful and appreciative for the support and loyalty we have received from our customers, and we now need your continued support more than ever. We covet your prayers for the restoration of our farm and ask that you order products in our online store. By placing orders, you unite production, processing, fulfillment, customer service and everyone in between. It's the single thread that reminds us that we are all here to work together through the good times and bad.
This will enable us to restore our farm, and our lives, so that we can continue to serve you in the future. Shop in our online store today so we can get back to the basics of living, a life that provides you with wholesome, pasture-raised meats, poultry, eggs, leather crafts, tallow products and pet chews.
The Harris prayer has always been “We pray for plenty of good, hard work and the strength to do it.” We have the strength, please give us the work.
The White Oak Pastures Farmly