Hidden Hole Farm – Natural Farming Analysis Basis

Farm title: Hidden Hole Farm

Farmer title: 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: Giant herd of dairy cows, 1000 laying hens

Farm crew measurement: Self + giant household of 12 children and a few of their spouses

Merchandise: Dairy, eggs, greens, hay, and corn, and a few beef.

Markets: Sells natural grass-fed milk by way of Natural Valley, a wholesale milk cooperative. Sells eggs and produce by way of 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

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