After moving back from Dothan, Alabama to live with her family, Kyndall Bright came to White Oak Pastures in the summer of 2016. When asked to describe White Oak Pastures, ironically, Kyndall’s reply was simply “family”, which seems to be a shared sentiment amongst those here on the farm. She recruited her sister, Kayla, who has also joined the White Oak Pastures team. Kyndall shares her story as she plans another move straight to Bluffton to be close to her extended family here on the farm!
Jeff Lackey, manager of poultry livestock production since 2016, describes White Oak Pastures as “Enviro-agrarianism”. Prior to White Oak Pastures, Jeff became increasingly interested in raising livestock, producing food, and improving the environment. Those three things led him to White Oak Pastures and Jeff has fascinating information to share!
The creator of the Abby J’s brand, “J” as in Jackson, is really quite remarkable. Southerners are typically touted as great cooks who are taught to cook family recipes handed down from generation to generation. At a very early age, Abby was blessed with the guidance and knowledge of her grandmother, whose influence impacted Abby’s path in life. Although Abby was a National Sales Manager in New York for a number of years, she returned to her roots and combined her passion for food origins, agriculture, and agritourism to become successful in a variety of endeavors. Read on and you’ll understand why Abby J's is so good!
White Oak Pastures raises American Chinchilla Rabbits that are characteristically large, hardy, and gentle animals with mature bucks weighing 9-11 pounds and does from 10-12 pounds. These rabbits produce large litters, have reliable mothering instincts, and reach market weight very quickly. Although our rabbits receive Non-GMO feed, most of their forage comes from fresh grasses and greens from our organic garden. We are currently holding on to our long-eared, buck-toothed colony to build our stock, but don’t worry, we’ll let you know when we’re ready to process them and ship them your way!
Members of the White Oak Pastures team had the opportunity to attend the Memphis in May World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest. Brian Sapp (Director of Operations) and Ban Stewart (Quality Control Manager) assisted in cooking two of our Heritage Breed Hogs with BBQ Hall of Famer, Myron Mixon. Myron, who hails from Unadilla, GA, is the winningest man in Bar-B-Que, a successful cookbook writer and widely popular TV personality on several cooking shows and competitions. His team’s official name is, Jack’s Old South and together they have won more competitions than any other team in the world.
Learn about what it takes to bring our pastured eggs to your plate and meet the team who does all the work.
A hen's body creates a protective layer over the shell of an egg right before she lays it. This is called the “bloom”, which seals the shell pores and protects from bacteria entry. When eggs are washed, the "bloom" is removed which decreases shelf life and requires refrigeration. Read on to learn about washed vs. unwashed eggs.