Farm identify: Hidden Hole Farm
Farmer identify: Arlen Beery
Location: Dayton, Virginia
conventional homelands of the Shawnee Tribes, Monacan Indian Nation, and the Manahoac
Acreage (owned, rented): House farm is 117 acres. Rents one other 200 close by.
Sort of livestock: Massive herd of dairy cows, 1000 laying hens
Farm crew dimension: Self + giant household of 12 youngsters and a few of their spouses
Merchandise: Dairy, eggs, greens, hay, and corn, and a few beef.
Markets: Sells natural grass-fed milk via Natural Valley, a wholesale milk cooperative. Sells eggs and produce via Shenandoah Household Farms, an area producer cooperative.
ICLS practices: Grazing & terminating cowl crop, breaking apart pasture for crops, breaking pest cycles, clipping hay pastures, on-farm compost
Years in operation: Since 1993
Years licensed natural: Started the transition in 2003, licensed natural since 2006