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.

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.

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.

Regenerative Agriculture vs. Fake Meat

White Oak Pastures Team

White Oak Pastures has been a leader in illuminating the role meat production plays in climate change for years. But recently, we've been hearing that industrialized agriculture products made in a lab are the going to be future of meat. Fake meat companies like to say that they are a better choice for the environment, but at White Oak Pastures, we've been busy fact-checking their impossible claims. Most recently, on an episode of CNN Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Will Harris destroyed the myth that they are benefiting future generations, pointing out that the trendy plant-based proteins are contributing to climate change while our grassfed cattle help reverse it.

Gourmet Grinds: Grassfed Beef, Pasture-Raised Poultry & Iberico Pork

Corinne Kocher

There are few things better than a grassfed beef burger fresh off the grill at the end of a long day. But as many of our customers are learning, there are some alternatives beyond a basic burger. 

Animal Impact: Cattle Grazing Grows Roots

Corinne Kocher

If White Oak Pastures is known for cattle, it's because cattle are our star grazers. Ruminants can cover a lot of ground, and they are the powerhouses behind our managed grazing practices. So how do we use the animal impact of cattle in our holistic land management strategy?

This is part three of a three-part series on how White Oak Pastures uses animal impact to regenerate land that was previously industrially row-cropped into productive, pastured savannah.

Study: White Oak Pastures Beef Reduces Atmospheric Carbon

White Oak Pastures Team

We know that many of our customers and supporters are aware that carbon emissions from industrialized beef production contribute a significant amount to man-made climate change. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has estimated that livestock is responsible for at least 14.5% of greenhouse gases being released worldwide. With numbers like that, conventional wisdom holds that a diet containing meat isn't compatible with climate change activism. 

With our unconventional operation, we weren't convinced that was the full story; but, then again, we're not scientists. Luckily, there are some scientists out there interested in this question as well.

Gourmet Grinds: For Your Convenience

Jenni Harris

 

Eloise Harris, mother to Will Harris, used to talk at length about the generational loss for cooking at home. Growing up, I remember her saying “I can cook everything from a cow from the nose to the tail. My daughter-in-law can cook hamburgers, roasts and a few steaks, and my grandchildren, well, they are doing good to simply brown some ground beef for a taco.” While none of us liked to hear her talk about our inability to cook, we all knew she was right.

White Oak Pastures’ online store is dedicated to serving the needs of our customers. Whether it’s special seasonings or pet chews or leather bags, we want to be sure that we are stocked to be the one-stop-shop for humane, regenerative products. Our newest addition is a category wholly dedicated to Gourmet Grinds.

Who’s Your Paddy?

Monica McLendon

 St. Patricks Day. As a young child, the only thing I knew about St. Patrick’s Day was that if I didn’t wear green to school, I was going to get the fire pinched out of me. All. Day. Long. Lesson learned. As I got older, I learned that green was and still is, NOT my color. I can put on a green shirt and my skin will respond in such a way that I could pass as a leprechaun myself. In college, I learned the celebratory act of drinking green beer, and lots of it. Never during these times in my life was food a part of the recognition and celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, nor was St. Patrick himself for that matter. As an adult, I have learned that food is, in fact, a fundamental part of the celebration. While corned beef and cabbage are thought to be an Irish tradition on St. Patrick’s Day...

Have A Heart...A Healthy Heart!

Monica McLendon

When we think of the month of February, we think of Valentine’s Day, hearts, flowers, cherubs, and chocolate. Each is an expression of love in the name of Saint Valentine. February is also American Heart Month. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute chose February as the month to raise awareness of heart health and urge Americans to lower their risks for developing heart disease. White Oak Pastures recognizes the National American Heart Month. Yet, here on the farm, we are responsible for One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts daily.

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