6 Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dishes To Go With Pasture-Raised Turkey

Corinne Kocher

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.

Eating Paleo? Here's Why Pasture-Raised Matters

Dr. Paul Saladino, "Carnivore MD"

Our guest blogger, Dr. Paul Saladino, "The Carnivore MD", is a leading authority on the science and application of the carnivore diet. 

As a practicing medical doctor, I get this question a lot, with good reason:

Is grassfed meat really worth it?

The short answer is: yes! The long answer is still yes, when you consider the two important questions below.

Iberian Hogs With The Flavor Of Georgia

White Oak Pastures Team

UPDATED FOR 2019! ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED POSTED BY MONICA MCLENDON ON AUG 24, 2018 4:30:00 PM

Maryn McKenna's Eater's article,The Jámon Went Down To Georgia, is titled after the Charlie Daniels Band song The Devil Went Down To Georgia. But in our story, the Jámon has replaced the devil himself and is now living in South Georgia - Bluffton, to be exact. McKenna’s keen observations of these rare, exquisite creatures allow readers the privilege of sharing her experience firsthand.

The World's First Foaming Tallow Soap

Corinne Kocher

No parabens, no phtalates, no artificial colors - the new line of White Oak Pastures soaps use only our grassfed, pasture-raised, regenerative beef tallow, processed on our very own farm. 

When you use our Grassfed Tallow Foaming Soap and our Grassfed Tallow Body Wash, you know that it's made entirely of 100% fat from White Oak Pastures cattle - Certified Grassfed by the American Grassfed Association, Certified Humane, rated a Step 4 in the Global Animal Partnership, and Certified EOV by the Savory Institute.

It's been said that our skin is our body's largest organ, and we believe you should follow the same principles for skincare products as you do with the foods you consume.

Holiday, Business & Corporate Gift Packages Everyone Will Love

Corinne Kocher

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.

Will’s Wisdom: To Concerned Consumers, From a Regenerative Farmer

Will Harris

An important message from a Regenerative Farmer to Concerned Consumers:

Do you believe in Climate Change?

Most thinking people do. 

Do you worry about how climate change will impact future generations?  

Most compassionate people do. 

Do you wish that there was an action, that you could do from the comfort of your home, to cease contributing to climate change and even help to mitigate its incredible ongoing damage?  

There is, if you are willing to take action on it.

National Farmer Day: Training the Next Generation

Corinne Kocher

October 12th is National Farmer Day, and we're taking a moment to think about the state of today's farmers.

  • The 2017 Census of Agriculture reports that the average age of an American farmer is 57.5, up 1.2 years from 2012
  • One in four producers is a beginning farmer with 10 or fewer years of experience and an average age of 46.3

Influential Voices - Sponsoring SHIFTCON 2019

Corinne Kocher

This past weekend, White Oak Pastures was a sponsor for SHIFTCON, an annual conference for wellness influencers. We became involved through the American Grassfed Association, which facilitated a donation of White Oak Pastures grassfed beef brisket, pasture-raised duck, and pasture-raised chicken for three of the dinners for conference attendees (all 250).

After the conference, a select group of influencers traveled to southwest Georgia for a field trip to White Oak Pastures. This is where we got to see how these online personalities engage their audiences - they ask questions about everything!

Georgia Staycation: Cabins At White Oak Pastures

Corinne Kocher

We understand when some people hesitate to visit south Georgia in the thick of the hot summer season. But with fall fast approaching, it's the perfect time for a weekend getaway in Georgia. Need staycation ideas?

Whether you're looking to rent a romantic cabin in Georgia, or a weekend visit to see some new sights, there is plenty to do down in south Georgia. Read on to hear more about staycation ideas, Georgia agritourism, and cabins at White Oak Pastures.

USDA Reduces Inspection, Rate of Slaughter Limits for Hog Processing

White Oak Pastures Team

Under a new rule, "the Trump administration will allow pork plants to reduce the number of Department of Agriculture line inspectors assigned to them and run their slaughter lines without any speed limit". 

Brian Sapp, White Oak Pastures' Director of Operations, compares it to "the fox running the hen house". With this "modernization", large plants can push the limits on speed and capacity while also remaining the ones determining the safety of the product.

Introducing: Shelf-Stable Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks

Corinne Kocher

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.

Jimmy Carter, Celebrating National Peanut Day, and Our Hogs

Corinne Kocher

Happy National Peanut Day! White Oak Pastures is in the heart of peanut country in south Georgia. We use peanuts and peanut waste byproducts in multiple ways on our farm. We've been celebrating National Peanut Day with a few good meals (and a whole lot of pork products).

Saturday Supper with Jimmy Carter

Last Saturday, we celebrated with one of the most famous peanut farmers on the planet: Jimmy Carter. The Harris family, including grandkids, was invited to dinner with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. The conversation between the Carters and the Harris family was wide-ranging and lively. CNN's Wolf Blitzer also stopped by for dinner, working on a documentary for Jimmy's 95th birthday.

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