September 9th, 2011 Meeting

Today we had the pleasure of Danny Byrum as our speaker. Danny owns and operates Batten Bay Farm in Carrollton. His farm which he operates with this wife Romayne is an all organic produce and cut flower farm. He uses only organic fertilizers from compost and organic approved non-chemical pesticides and insecticides.

Danny practices mixed crop farming, growing many varieties of different vegetables at the same time. Although he has recently acquired additional land and is getting ready to expand, his original farmland encompassed 10 acres of which 5 acres were utilized at any one time. Every year he receives help from local students that come to learn about organic farming as part of their curriculum.

Batten Bay Farm offers a “Community Supported Agriculture” (CSA) program which allows the consumer to pre-purchase a “share” of the harvest for the season-thus creating a mutually supportive relationship between local farmer and community members. [Click here to learn more about CSA].

To learn more about Batten Bay Farm, please visit their website at

Batten Bay Farm | 24545 Miller Lane, Carrolton, Virginia 23314