Farm name: Hidden Hollow Farm
Farmer name: Arlen Beery
Location: Dayton, Virginia
traditional homelands of the Shawnee Tribes, Monacan Indian Nation, and the Manahoac
Acreage (owned, rented): Home farm is 117 acres. Rents another 200 nearby.
Type of livestock: Large herd of dairy cows, 1000 laying hens
Farm crew size: Self + large family of 12 kids and some of their spouses
Products: Dairy, eggs, vegetables, hay, and corn, and some beef.
Markets: Sells organic grass-fed milk through Organic Valley, a wholesale milk cooperative. Sells eggs and produce through Shenandoah Family Farms, a local producer cooperative.
ICLS practices: Grazing & terminating cover crop, breaking up pasture for crops, breaking pest cycles, clipping hay pastures, on-farm compost
Years in operation: Since 1993
Years certified organic: Began the transition in 2003, certified organic since 2006