Free Range vs. Pasture-Raised: What’s the Difference?

Cage-free, Free Range, pasture-raised, organic: poultry and eggs come advertised with a head-scratching number of “labels” and descriptions. Although these labels may sound similar, some qualifications are more regulated than others and they all indicate completely different levels of animal...

Why eat pasture-raised sausage?

We’re proud of the sausage we make on our farm. There is a noticeable difference between White Oak Pastures organic, small-batch, pasture-raised sausage, and common commodity sausage that you would find in the average grocery store aisle.

Brian Sapp, our Director of Operations, has responded to...

Slow-Roasted Whole Guinea Hen Recipe

White Oak Pastures’ guineas live unconfined on pasture, hunting, pecking, scratching, and dust bathing. This leads to stronger, healthier, and, in our opinion, tastier birds. It also means these birds use their muscles, which should be taken into consideration when cooking a pasture raised...

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

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.

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

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. 

National Eagle Day: Our Eagle Situation

This "National Eagle Day", and with the 4th of July just around the corner, we want to provide an update about a very American symbol, who has made a home on our farm: the bald eagles at White Oak Pastures.Around 2010, we introduced chickens to our farm, starting with a small flock of 500. Soon...

Animal Impact: Our Hard-Working Poultry

Did you know it's National Egg Day? We're not exactly sure how to celebrate, but we think we'll probably cook up some pastured eggs our favorite way for breakfast (Sunny side up? Scrambled? Poached? Hard boiled? Hard to decide, so we might make them all).

National Egg Day, of course, makes us...

Pastured Chicken Eggs: What's in your yolk?

Some of you may have celebrated spring by coloring eggs this month. But as you colored the outside of the eggs, did you give any thought to the... inside of the eggs?

Egg yolks come in many different hues, and the color of the yolk depends on the diet of the laying hen. While a darker yolk isn't...

Gourmet Grinds: For Your Convenience

 

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,...

Manager of the Month Jeff Lackey

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...

How our pastured eggs get from our farm to your door

The White Oak Pastures egg team provides our customers with the freshest, healthiest, most wholesome eggs on the market, but it's not easy work. 

Washed vs Unwashed Eggs: What's the bloomin' difference?

If you've ever taken home farm-fresh eggs, or visited a grocery store outside of the country, you may have been surprised to learn that eggs don't necessarily need to be refrigerated. In fact, the United States is one of the few countries that promotes the washing and refrigeration of eggs.

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