Meet Sarah Jordan, Manager Of The Month

Monica McLendon

While working in the Mental Health field, Sarah Jordan was looking for a change of pace. “I always had farming in the back of my mind, and when my partner moved to southwest Georgia, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to do that. White Oak Pastures was, for me, the opportunity to learn how to farm. I came here as an intern in August 2017. Soon after, I was hired in the organic garden department,” where Sarah has recently been promoted to manager!

“My days revolve around leading my team in growing healthy vegetables and healing the land in the process. This means we do everything from planting seeds to harvesting crops, preparing new plots for planting, to weeding and tending to established crops. We see the vegetables through, from the time they are planted until they are packaged...

Georgia Organics Conference & Expo

Monica McLendon

February 8-9, 2019 in Tifton, Georgia

White Oak Pastures has been a proud member of Georgia Organics for over a decade now, and has supported and attended this conference each year. This year, we are excited Will Harris was asked to speak as the keynote speaker for the 21st Annual Georgia Organics Conference in Tifton, Georgia. Harris, the owner of White Oak Pastures, was also the recipient of the 19th Annual Georgia Organics Land Steward Award. This award honors an individual who has contributed significantly to the organic movement in Georgia; on the farm through environmentally friendly production and off the farm through leadership, education, and outreach. Georgia Organics Board Member and farmer Joe Reynolds, who presented Will with the award, stated, “Will Harris has the...

Meet Amber Harris, Manager Of The Month

Monica McLendon

Six months after Amber met Jenni Harris, she was working part-time on the farm at White Oak Pastures. ”I didn’t make the move down to Bluffton until June of 2013. It was never a discussion for us about where we would live and one day start a family. Bluffton was just a given. The best part of being in South Georgia is this community. Folks might assume that my marriage might not be openly accepted in a small town like Bluffton. But, I’m so thankful that I don’t have a single sad story to share. From the time I moved from Atlanta to Bluffton, to the time Jenni and I welcomed our son home to live as the sixth generation on the farm, everyone has treated my family with love and respect. South Georgians get bad reputations from time to time, and while we aren’t perfect, we know as much as...

Meet Denna Peterson, Our Accounts Payable Manager

Monica McLendon

When Bubba Jackson told Denna Peterson what a great place White Oak Pastures is to work, and how much he enjoys his job as the Shipping & Receiving Manager, Denna submitted her résumé. July 2018 marked her one-year anniversary as the Accounts Payable Manager. Denna pays the monthly bills, manages our fixed assets, and assists Bill Perryman in the purchasing department.

Employee Of The Month: Meet Marty Brown

Monica McLendon

White Oak Pastures ships products all over the United States. However, there are deliveries made closer to home and Marty Brown is the man we depend on to deliver our products. He travels to Atlanta twice a week and to Sebring, Florida where our cowhides are tanned. Marty makes a return trip to bring our hides back, where they are sold in our leather shop. He makes special deliveries to Eva and Auburn, Alabama and has traveled as far as Tennessee. Marty is also responsible for retrieving miscellaneous items needed on the farm, which could take him anywhere.

Meet Johnny Jacobs: Manager Of The Month

Monica McLendon

Meet Johnny “Jake” Jacobs, a “Jack of all trades” and a master of one! Jake is one of our most talented butchers here at White Oak Pastures, bringing experience, hard work, and attention to detail to the cutting block. All of these lead to product production that is second to none!

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Beef Bites are EPIC

Monica McLendon

White Oak Pastures is proud to share that EPIC Provisions’ Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Beef Bites are the first product to carry the new consumer-facing Land to Market Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) Seal. EPIC Provisions makes healthy food that incorporates consciously sourced animal products, and EPIC is eager to incorporate the EOV seal with more of their products. This will require more regenerative farms that are educated and supported by the Savory Institute.

Winner of Garden & Gun Made In The South Awards: Food Category

Monica McLendon

Challenges have never prevented Will Harris from backing down from any endeavor he considered advantageous for his family, his farm, his animals, and his community. When approached by the Oriol family, who traveled from Spain through the United States, searching for a farm to partner with in raising Iberico pigs in the United States, there was much to consider. There were numerous facets to encompass in order to make this union a success. All things considered, Will accepted the challenge, which brings us to this point: Our Iberico Pancetta is the winner in the food category of the 2018 Garden & Gun 9th Annual Made In The South Awards. Our prized hogs graze on our pastures full of native grasses and consume the pecans and peanuts grown locally in our surrounding communities. After our...

Alfred Foster: One Of A Kind

Monica McLendon

Alfred Foster is what we refer to as an “Old-Timer” here at White Oak Pastures with his tenth year of employment approaching in December. Alfred grew up in North Carolina where his father served in the military. His family was then stationed in Montgomery, AL. From Montgomery, Alfred moved to Blakely, GA where his mother was a beautician. Alfred’s extended family is woven into the history at White Oak Pastures and plays a role in bringing Alfred to the farm.

Skull Painting Workshop

Monica McLendon

Denna Peterson, who is our Accounts Payable Manager, recently led a Skull Painting workshop and shares the experience she and her “Skull Crew” had.

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