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. →

Local Atlanta CSAs – explore your options! Hazon CSA, Emory University’s CSA, and more…

Explore your local food options with Atlanta CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) and support local Georgia farmers!

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!

Join Moore Farm and Friends CSA as they celebrate their Summer Farm Tour and Big Pig Roast!

On Sunday, June 27th, Moore Farm and Friends members are invited to tour three farms as part of the Summer Farm Tour and Big Pig Roast. And check out the new behind-the-scenes video of this Alabama farm!

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.

Welcome to the season for Georgia strawberry picking!

Many of us seem to share a love of strawberry picking, so here is a 2010 update of a few strawberry picking farms in Georgia!

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.

The Chamblee Farmers’ Market is looking for leaders for their new locally grown market coming this spring!

The Chamblee Farmers’ Market is looking for leaders to spearhead this new effort to bring local food to Atlanta tables from our Georgia farmers! Organizational meeting on March 10th, 2010 at the Chamblee Library.

Find local food near you in Atlanta restaurants, Georgia farms, and CSAs with Georgia Organics google map

Georgia Organics has assembled an extensive google map as a local, organic directory. This wonderful resource identifies with colored balloons our Georgia growers, farmers, and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture); farmers’ markets (and not just in Atlanta, but also other major cities in Georgia); restaurants that sustain farm-to-table practices; and grocery stores and specialty shops that support local Georgia farmers.

Eat locally this Thanksgiving (and Christmas) with seasonal food from the Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market!

Eat locally this holiday season, Atlanta, with food from Georgia farms at the Decatur Organic Farmers’ Market, local meat from Whole Foods, and more!

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!

“Field of Greens” local food event will feature local farmers from across the Southeast!

Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm hosts this year’s Field of Greens festival with local Georgia farmers, Atlanta’s farm-to-table chefs, live music, green education, and the (3×3) Three Not-So-Little Pigs Cookoff!!

Finding local Georgia-grown food in Atlanta and Decatur restaurants…

An increasing number of Atlanta and Decatur restaurants are embracing sustainable eating habits from Georgia farms and producers, which is great news! Here is a little list to get started on eating local Atlanta food!

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.

Moore’s Farm and Friends welcomes you to their first annual Open Farm Day!

More’s Farm and Friends welcomes you to their first annual Open Farm Day in July 5th, 2009, from 11 a.m. EST onwards! Complete with pasture-raised meats and vegetables from local Georgia farms!

Three Forks camping and hiking in north Georgia and a stop Jaemor Farm Market, a local Georgia farm

In my quest for the most active, outdoorsy summer possible, a group of ten of our close friends headed up to the north Georgia mountains for our annual camping trip to Three Forks, with a pit-stop by Jaemor Farm Market on the way home.