Meet Johnny “Jake” Jacobs, a “Jack of all trades” and a master of one! Jake is one of our most talented butchers here at White Oak Pastures, bringing experience, hard work, and attention to detail to the butcher block. All of these lead to product production that is second to none!
“What’s for dinner?” is a phrase that is heard in every household, probably every single day. Our culture is a busy one and it seems that healthy meals are few and far between because of that. One smart woman turned her personal challenge into a healthy, helpful business. Garnish & Gather was created by the amazingly ingenious Emily Golub in order to take the time-consuming planning and shopping out of meal preparation. Continue reading to be inspired by Emily, who found a creative and financially viable option in which to meet her needs and provide a service for others.
Will Harris speaks on The Evolution of the Land to Market Program:
“Allan Savory changed the way I look at land,” said Will Harris, who often calls Savory the “father of holistic range and pasture management.” White Oak Pastures is proud to be one of a very few global Savory Hubs, and only one of two East of the Mississippi River. White Oak Pastures has recently adopted many of Savory’s practices, which stem from using animal grazing to positively impact land.
If you find yourself feeling a bit nostalgic this Christmas Season, make your way to White Oak Pastures’ General Store in downtown Bluffton. The sound of the boards as you step onto the old wood floors, takes some of us back to a simpler time. A time where hustling and bustling was far removed from this quaint panacea.
White Oak Pastures has several second-generational family members employed here on the farm. Deion Wallace, IFC Supervisor, is one of them.
During high school, Deion was an athlete: a defensive back and wide receiver in football, a shooting- guard in basketball, and a sprinter in track. After graduating high school, Deion didn’t have to look far to see what the next step in his life would be. Having a mother who was already employed at White Oak Pastures allowed him the opportunity to seek a career here. Deion stated that there was a probationary period but he “was pretty good at what I did,” working alongside his mother in the chicken plant, which led to a permanent position.
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.
Meet the two men who worked hard to give your holiday turkeys the best possible life on pasture. James Barbary and Trevor Cates are the field crew members who are primarily responsible for caring for our turkey flocks. James Barbary has worked at White Oak Pastures for over two years and two holiday turkey seasons. He brings his positive attitude and care for the birds to work every day, and we are so grateful that he has joined our turkey team.
“Before I came to White Oak, I was working at the chicken plant at Baker Hill, Alabama doing sanitation work. I’m originally from Colman GA, my daddy is originally from Bluffton. I moved back here about four years ago. I wanted to be closer to my family and I met a girl and got married. We moved into the family home. And I’ve been here ever...