Alena Ivakhnenko - Our Employee of the Month

Monica McLendon

Alena Ivakhnenko, our lead craftswoman, was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, where memories of helping her grandmother cultivate their vegetable garden, along with her love for the outdoors, was of paramount significance in guiding her future. Her family made a move to Salt Lake City, Utah where she graduated from Westminster College in 2010. Continue reading to be inspired by the opportunities bestowed upon Alena, whose desire to unite food and food systems greatly enhances what she contributes daily to White Oak Pastures.

Employee of the Month - Kyndall Bright

Monica McLendon

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!

Manager of the Month Jeff Lackey

White Oak Pastures Team

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!

Cajun Deviled Eggs

White Oak Pastures Team

 

Deviled eggs are a southern favorite. We've created a unique twist using our pasture-raised eggs, pasture-raised pork sausage, and a local hot sauce we stock in our General Store.

BBQ Turkey Meatballs

White Oak Pastures Team

Ground turkey is a healthy, lean protein alternative. We're excited to provide Pasture-raised, Certified Non-GMO, Certified Humane, GAP Step 5+ turkey through our regenerative farm. Below is a unique twist on meatballs using ground turkey. We love it, we shared it around the farm and our employees love it, and we think you'll love it too! Bon Appétit! 

White Oak Hog Featured In Memphis in May World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest

White Oak Pastures Team

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.

From What Country Are You Buying Your Beef?

Will Harris

To the HSUS Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Committee,

Reminder - "US" in HSUS stands for “United States.”

Meet James Currington on Our Hog Crew

Monica McLendon

“James is very dependable. He always comes to work, even if he doesn’t feel well, and is always in a good mood. Not only does he do his job but he is always willing to help the other hog crew”, states Olivier Deslandes, assistant hog production manager, and supervisor for the Iberian hog team.

Iberico Cracklin' Cornbread With Honey Hot Sauce Butter

White Oak Pastures Team

Our prized 100% Iberico product line introduces a new item- CRACKLIN'S. A southern favorite, cracklings are the crispy trimmings that rise to the top of rendered pork lard. This delicious garnish is a southern tradition that brings rich flavor to any dish. We are proud to bring our complex, sweet, nutty Iberico flavor to the southern cracklin' scene. Below, Chef Ban Stewart shares his favorite Crackling Cornbread Recipe with a Honey Hot Sauce Butter.

White Oak Pastures Eggs Now Available at Whole Foods Atlanta

Jenni Harris

Look for White Oak Pastures Eggs in your local Whole Foods Market in the Atlanta area! 

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