Bean Hollow Grassfed

Bean Hollow Grassfed @ Over Jordan Farm operates on the premise that grazing livestock can be a profitable way to heal the land. We like to tell folks “we grow carbon, grass and meat”. With approximately 175 ewes, their lambs, 10-15 cattle, several pigs, and a couple of goats, it sometimes feels like a 3 ring circus!

Bean Hollow Grassfed uses a system of grazing all the sheep, goats and cattle together in a “flerd”. The animals are grazed on small temporary parcels and moved every 1-4 days, creating greater plant utilization and longer recovery periods for the pastures.  Over time, this enhances the soil health and plant diversity. Our goal is to extend our grazing season to a year round practice.  We’re not there yet, but we’re getting closer.

Working with the Piedmont Environmental Council and the Smithsonian’s Virginia Working Landscapes, we are monitoring a broad number of soil and plant characteristics; along with bird and pollinator populations.

Our sheep are certified Animal Welfare Approved and AWA Grassfed
Lamb and pork is available in sampler packs or in whole or half carcasses

Find more information at www.facebook.com/beanhollowgrassfed

Directions:

15 Over Jordan Farm Ln / Flint Hill, VA 22627

  • From Hwy 522 in Flint Hill, take Fodderstack Rd 1.4 miles to Dearing Rd.
  • Turn right on Dearing Rd to Bean Hollow Rd (dirt).
  • Turn left on Bean Hollow and take the first right on Over Jordan Farm Lane to Bean Hollow Grassfed.

540-675-1025
mike@libertyprairie.org

Farm Tour Weekend Schedule:

We will move sheep from one daily paddock to another at 11 am each day.

NOTES:

Kid friendly? Yes

Pet friendly? No (Livestock guardian dogs on site)

Handicap Accessible? No

Restrooms? No

Wifi? Yes

Photos by Paula Combs, PEC