Debunking the “Feed The World” Myth

“You can’t feed the world that way. It’s not scaleable.”

Industrialized agriculture interests argue that factory farming is the only way to feed our growing world population. This mantra is used to justify destructive and inhumane practices that make food artificially cheap and wastefully...

Kolomoki Mounds

There's a little strip of land down here in Bluffton that we call "The Bluffton Ridge". It's about 15 miles long, and just a few hundred yards wide. It's where the Appalachian Mountains have gone underground, and combined with the coastal plains weather, where about 52 inches of rainfall pretty...

Less Than 15 Damn Cents

 

If most consumers knew what I know, they would buy their food directly from a farm.

There are a lot of good reasons to know where your food comes from.  The most obvious is that its not a good idea to put anything in your mouth unless you know where it has been.

There are also health, safety,...

Employee of the Month - Amanda Johnson

Meet Amanda Johnson, who lives just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the farm, and is taking care of our customers, dinner guests, and lodgers.

Baby Blog

Our farm has had a baby boom this last year! We pride ourselves on rural revival.  White Oak Pastures' regenerative farm model contributes to rural revival in South Georgia through job creation. This is a main tenant of our farm's mission. We are so proud to welcome a new generation to the...

Meet Our Cowboys - Walt and Diquion

Trying to round up Walt Holmes and Diquion Jones for an interview was as difficult as their description of rounding up cattle. Actually, I think I had a harder time than they do when it comes to rounding up. No surprise there, as these two are the only two men herding our cattle with John...

Helaine Gudes - Poultry Plant Supervisor and Mentor

Helaine works in poultry processing and has recently been given a supervisory role by Lisa Brown. She is one of our Poultry Plant Mentors!

After driving an hour and twenty minutes one way to Phenix City, AL from Cuthbert, GA, for four years to work in a poultry plant, Helaine Gudes wound her way...

Managed Grazing - The Plant Side

White Oak Pastures is practicing managed grazing and is managing the goals of holistic agriculture. This requires intricate integration of livestock and pasture management. Our role as land stewards is to carefully foster conditions such that our land is regenerated, it’s bioproductivity is...

Employee of the Month - Cecil Burns

Cecil Burns describes working at White Oak Pastures as “fun”, which should not surprise anyone who has the pleasure of making his acquaintance. I’ve never seen Cecil when he didn’t have a smile on his face, teasing and laughing with other employees, but always working hard while doing so. He is...

Manager of the Month- Laura McDonald 

After her parents told her “White Oak Pastures is right up your alley”, Laura McDonald updated her resume and personally handed it to Stokes Rodgers, when the main office was located at the processing plant. Laura said that Stokes looked at her resume, and in her amazingly accurate impersonation...

Hospitality At White Oak Pastures

Our cabins are the perfect way to share the way of life here at White Oak Pastures with our customers and provide a window into a multigenerational sustainable farm. We welcome you to organize a trip to our farm and we will offer you the best Southern Hospitality and true farm-to-table dining. 

The History Behind Our On-Farm Cabin Names

White Oak Pastures is located in Bluffton, Georgia. The Harris family has been here for 152 years, and we've got some stories!

When we built our on-farm agritourism cabins, we decided to name them after Harris family ancestors, to pay homage to some of our family who came before us. 

 

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