Miller Union Hosts White Oak Pastures for Book Release Party of Maryn McKenna’s “Big Chicken”
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, White Oak Pastures’ owner Will Harris and his team are hosting a book launch party for public health journalist and author Maryn McKenna at Miller Union!
What To Expect
- copy of the book BIG CHICKEN
- wine and hors d’oeuvres from chef Steven Satterfield featuring White Oak Pastures poultry
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, White Oak Pastures’ owner Will Harris and his team are hosting a book launch party for public health journalist and author Maryn McKenna at Miller Union in Atlanta. McKenna’s new book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats, is an investigative narrative that traces chicken’s meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity and reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming.
The party takes place on Miller Union’s patio from 5 to 7 p.m., and McKenna will be in attendance to sign books and speak with guests. Tickets to the event include a copy of the book, wine, and hors-d'oeuvres from chef Steven Satterfield featuring White Oak Pastures poultry. Miller Union is located at 999 Brady Avenue, NW. For more information, call 678-733-8550 or visit millerunion.com.
The topic of McKenna’s book is one that hits close to home for Harris and his fifth-generation family farm in Bluffton, Georgia, which is well-known for its closed-loop farming practices and zero-waste protocol that benefits the land, the animals and the consumers it serves. White Oak Pastures has been raising pastured poultry in a humane, sustainable manner since 2009 as part of the farm’s Serengeti Rotational Grazing Model, which encourages a natural fertilization process and keeps parasites from spreading. Unlike industrial farming systems, this system allows the animal to express its natural instincts of roaming while spreading its own manure, which in turn reduces environmental damage. White Oak Pastures also has an on-farm USDA-inspected poultry abattoir, where they process the five species of poultry raised on the farm.
While shining a light on today’s mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health, McKenna also provides Big Chicken readers with hope for a healthier future via farmers like Harris who promote biodiversity and produce great-tasting, antibiotic-free chicken. It is for this reason that Miller Union and several other restaurants throughout the Southeast choose to serve White Oak Pastures’ products; the farm provides Global Animal Partnership Step 5+ Certified Humane and Animal Welfare Approved poultry that customers can feel good about eating.