Part III: White Oak Pastures eco-friendly projects (they’re more than just a sustainable cattle ranch)

White Oak Pastures raising sustainable chickens in Georgia

White Oak Pastures, an organic, grass-fed beef farm in south Georgia serves up sustainability with a side of other projects. This is third part in a series and covers chickens, solar voltaic sheds, a little south Georgia history, and more.
Read this and the other two articles for the full story! →

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Part II: The land, sustainability, and Serengeti model of Georgia grass-fed beef farm, White Oak Pastures

Since White Oak Pastures became our main source for local, Georgia grass-fed beef, we decided to visit the farm in person where owner / rancher Will Harris took us on a tour where we witnessed a cattle’s life cycle from birth to afterlife. This blog post is part two of a three part series (you can read part I here that covers the abattoir and each step that a cow goes through on its journey from Will’s farm to your grill / table). This second article talks about the sustainability of White Oak Pastures farming methods. →

Want to see a Georgia grass-fed beef farm in action? Visit Will Harris and White Oak Pastures!

We took a tour of White Oak Pastures, a sustainable, grass-fed beef farm in south Georgia with Will Harris, the third generation owner and president. This 3-part series includes the processing plant, the land and sustainability, and Will’s other projects.

Farm Burger in Decatur serves up local Georgia beef patties (and a veggie option!)

Farm Burger in Decatur, GA serves up beef patties from local Georgia farms with a variety of toppings and a southern feel. It’s great to know where your meat comes from!

White Provision Welcomes Shaun Doty’s YEAH! BURGER, an eco-friendly restaurant featuring local meats

Atlanta welcomed to the scene our newest sustainable restaurant in White Provision on the west side last night! “YEAH! Burger” will focus on locally-sourced meat (from White Oak Pastures – a favorite of Zack’s and mine), eco-friendly materials and practices, and organic foods with the ultimate goal of creating a zero waste zone.

The 2010 East Lake Farmers’ Market is now open in Atlanta – come support your local Georgia farmers!

The East Lake Farmers’ Market in Atlanta is now open for its May through October season. Come out and support your Georgia farmers by buying local Atlanta food!

Additional Saturday times in May for the Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market!

On May 15th, 2010, the Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market is adding Saturdays into the crop rotation! You’ll be able to find the City of Decatur’s only farmers’ market at a second location at the corner of Trinity and McDonough every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Knowing where our food comes from: Georgia ranks ninth in the U.S. in food-borne illnesses

Georgia ranks ninth in the U.S. in terms of costs due to food-borne illnesses, which makes an irrefutable case for getting back to basics and knowing where exactly our food comes from.

Local Georgia farmers, happy pigs, and organic food at Field of Greens!

Thanks to Whippoorwill Hollow Farms and Slow Food Atlanta for a great Field of Greens celebration this year! Local Georgia farmers, happy pigs, and organic food – delicious!

The Atlanta Local Food Initiative outlines a plan for a sustainable food future

If you’re concerned about where our food is grown and who supplies it in the Atlanta and Decatur area, you’re not alone. The Atlanta Local Food Initiative was formed to address just that issue with a plan for Atlanta’s sustainable food future.

Emory University opening their Community Supported Agriculture program to Druid Hills and Clairmont Heights neighbors

Emory University is opening up it’s sustainable food program to its Atlanta and Decatur neighbors! So if you’ve been looking for a CSA in the Druid Hills, Clairmont Heights, etc. neighborhoods, then Destiny Produce may be a great option for you!

Green Door Market now open for Castleberry Hill neighbors to get fresh, locally grown food!

Green Door Market now open for Castleberry Hill neighbors to get fresh, locally grown food from Georgia farmers!

North Georgia day trip: strawberry picking at a local farm and hiking near Rome, Georgia

A day trip from Atlanta to north Georgia to pick our own strawberries at LCCL Starberry Farms and to hike Keown Falls and John’s Mountain Trail.

Whole Foods and Oakhurst Community Garden invite you to attend “A Seat At Our Table” with local Georgia farmers!

The Whole Foods Market at Briarcliff Road and LaVista is recognizing its 10th anniversary and, in celebration, is teaming up with local businesses to bring you a fundraiser in support of the Oakhurst Community Garden!

Enjoy local Georgia food every “Locavore Monday” at the Book House Pub!

Enjoy local Georgia food every “Locavore Monday” at the Book House Pub!

What local Atlanta and Georgia food is in season in April?

Strawberries and asparagus are coming into season in Georgia in April. Don’t miss them at your local farmers’ market – they’re only in season for three months!

It’s gardening time again here in Decatur and our little vegetable patch is almost ready!

Let the community garden games begin in Decatur Georgia!

Georgia greens from The Local Farmstand in the Westside Urban Market on Howell Mill Road

As I type this, I am leaning over my usual evening ritual – a spinach salad. But this time I’m crunching on a different spinach than usual – leaves that just came from the dirt of Newborn, Georgia. This morning, I took my first trip by The Local Farmstand in the Westside Urban Market (a … Continue reading

Spring welcomes our Atlanta outdoor farmers’ markets and Georgia farms back to the table!

Local food in Atlanta and Decatur as well as Georgia farmers’ markets and produce stands!

Developing my knowledge of local food in Atlanta

Enjoy local food in Atlanta and Decatur by knowing what’s in season when!