White Oak Pastures has been in our family now for five generations. In an effort at transparency for guests to understand where their food comes from and how it is managed, we have decided to open our farm to overnight visitors. We have newly built, self-contained cabins as well as the recently remodeled Pond House (yes, on a pond with a dock).
As the fifth generation of Harrises takes the helm, we are diversifying into tours and lodging, both as a way to continue the sustainability of the farm but more to educate our urban neighbors about farm life and farm production. While you are with us, you will be able to take a tour, fish and go horseback riding. Or, just relax at your cabin and take in the sounds and sights of the rural life, and eat some farm fresh food!
A little bit about us. Captain James Edward Harris (Cavalry - CSA) founded our family farm soon after the Civil War. He and the sharecroppers who worked this land butchered a cow, several hogs, and a few chickens every Saturday to feed the 100+ people who lived here during the late 1800's. In the early part of the 20th century, his son and his helpers butchered a cow, several hogs, and a few chickens six days a week, delivering the meat to four general stores, a hotel, and a boarding house in Buffton. After WWII the farm adopted what we now think of as industrial farming. But, in 1995, Will Harris III, great-grandson to Capt. Harris, opted to bring back all production to the farm. Today, we raise several species of livestock. We process the animals on the farm and market the beef, lamb, poultry, rabbits, eggs and vegetables directly to consumers who appreciate our artisan products.
We look forward to hosting you on our family farm.
Breakfast, Restaurant, Self preparation, Organic, Locally grown, Farm Fresh Eggs
Stabling for horses, Private Bath, Barbeque/Grill, Farm Store, Refrigerator, Microwave, Pond
Activities & Animals
Animals, Chickens, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Gardening, Bird Watching, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Cows, Bees, Field Trips, Turkeys, Ducks, Kayaks, Soapmaking, CSA (food / fiber), Egg Gathering, Thanksgiving Dinner, Farm Dogs
Children under 12, Pets, Horses, Weddings/Elopements, Parties, Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions, Special Events, Tour Groups - Small, Tour Groups - Large