The Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) Program is designed to allow farms that are practicing, or are beginning to practice, regenerative agriculture techniques in order to monitor the progress in transitionary stages of their pastures.
At White Oak Pastures, we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with an exceptional and unique shopping (and eating) experience. After all, how many farms do you know that raise, process and ship 10 species of livestock directly to the consumer….from the farm? Well, we do! And, we couldn’t be more proud of our vertically integrated model. Because of this integration, we are able to get a bit more creative than most.
We are proud to provide our customers with old-fashioned, hand-made tallow products that support the regeneration of land and rural communities. Our products are made from Certified Grassfed, Certified Humane, GAP Step 4, Certified Naturally Grown, Pasture-Raised beef tallow.
Here at White Oak Pastures, we strive to operate as a zero- waste farm. All parts of our livestock that cannot be sold for human or pet consumption are used in various ways. One of which is the use of tallow, a form of beef fat, to make different items for our General Store, as well as our online store.
“Life has a way of changing your plans a million times. I had to change my definition of “success” and “happy” to be happy, and I have never felt better. I would not go back and change anything. I have my house with my husband, I have four babies (2 dogs and 2 cats) that look forward to seeing me every day, and I feel needed here at White Oak Pastures.”
The holidays are our favorite part of the year here at White Oak Pastures. What better way to ring in the holidays than with a holiday-scented candle? Our fragrance repertoire has expanded to add three new scents: Warm Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Christmas. Gingerbread scent has come back for another year. Each scent fills the room with the feel and excitement of the holidays!
As Thanksgiving approaches, we are excited to share our hard work with our customers for the holidays. Our Certified Non-GMO, Certified Humane, GAP Step 5+ turkeys are never treated with steroids or antibiotics. Our birds are able to express their natural instincts as we raise them on pasture and they, in turn, contribute to land regeneration and rural revival. We take care of our animals and they take care of us. Read on to learn more about the life of a White Oak Pastures turkey.
Organic Garden Manager, Bilal Sarwari, brings a mindfulness for biodiversity and environmental stewardship to our vegetable production. Our gardens provide local, organic produce to our on-farm restaurant, farm staff, and General Store customers. Bilal offers an in-depth explanation of some of the ways he encourages biodiversity and sustainability in his daily garden management.
Southern Straws strives to deliver a fresh product packed full of flavor by using the highest quality ingredients. Each order is made from scratch with special care and attention. “Southern Straws cheese straws are handmade with premium ingredients. We cut them into bite-sized pieces and bake them to ensure each straw has a crispy texture and finishes with a “kick of spice”
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 table, where I worked for two years. I was introduced to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) books and started working with the HACCP program and the line. HACCP are the rules and guidelines that you follow to work under the United States Department of Agriculture. I started learning that, along with other office responsibilities until there was a management position available. I went for it, and got it!
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, greasy, etc, etc, etc...
Now that I farm differently, that is not what I would wish for you to know.