Welcome to East Point Farm! We're Dj and Donna; we can't wait for you to come find out why East Point Farm is simply the best. Whatever the occasion is, from family fun picking pumpkins and attending our Fall events to a picturesque Virginia wedding, we have you covered!
East Point Farm was established in 2020 by D.J. and Donna after the decision was made to dissolve a 7-generation dairy farm (Walkup Holsteins). When we bought the farm it was a horse facility with overgrown pastures, woods that were full of briars, and ground tree debris everywhere. Some would have looked at this as an overwhelming task, but we saw it as a blank canvas ready to create what we envisioned. The barn on the property was full of stalls, washing area, hay storage, and tack rooms. Knowing we were not pursuing the horse farm model our work began. Fields were cleared and fertility
and PH are being raised, woods are slowly being reclaimed, and all the ground tree debris have been removed and crops are now flourishing.
The suggestion was made by D.J early in the spring of 2021 as a joke to Donna to grow a pick
your own patch of pumpkins. This joke was not only taken seriously but the process immediately started
to where we are now. The field was chosen, varieties were chosen, and we had a plan!
As time went on, the Fall Festival idea came to be. We wanted to have a great kickoff to the
pumpkin patch every year and have a barn full of vendors offering handmade arts, crafts, and food. Outside
we added food trucks, bounce house, corn hole, live music by various local artists, mums, and of course
pumpkins! We wanted to provide an environment where families could come and enjoy the day, have
lunch under the trees, and relax. In 2022, we are adding outside vendors to the event as well. We both
felt that as we have been so blessed we needed to give back, so every year we give 25% of the proceeds
from the pumpkin sales opening weekend back to the community. Our first year, 2021 we partnered
with the Elkton Volunteer Fire Company and in 2022 we are partnering with the RHSPCA.
D.J. has a passion for any type of farming which led him to his career at Rockingham Coop. He is
currently the manager of the Bridgewater agronomy location and still farming 300 acres of row crops
and hay. In 2023 he will transition to the division manager for Rockingham agronomy where he will be
working with locations from Woodstock to the Roanoke area.
Donna retired from her family business (Black’s Paint & Floor Covering) in 2021 after 32 years of
service. Loosing both of her parents unexpectedly made her decision to make this transition from the
family business to the agritourism venture.
D.J. and Donna have 3 children between them that all live a country lifestyle. Anna lives in
Augusta County with her husband Braxton. They are both very involved on his father’s farm and are
starting their own beef herd and enjoy their horses and pets. Anna is finishing a Psychology and Business
degree online and looking to further into a Vet Tech certification as well as the American Ferrier
Association. Her goal is head to hoof care for the animals she loves. Her husband Braxton is a self-
employed contractor and owns and operates Craft and Trade as well as working countless hours on the
Tanner is currently working at VA silo. He is doing everything from building grain bins to building
and servicing forage silos on farms across Virginia and surrounding states. Tanner has certifications in
welding and has a love for the hands-on work he does. Between his work and passion for motorcycles
and diesel trucks he leads a very country lifestyle! Ashley is in Nashville finishing up a degree in Journalism and Video Production. She hopes to pursue a career in country music production videography. She will graduate in December 2022 from Belmont University and is working at the Blake Shelton bar “Ole Red” between classes. She loves being involved
with music and production mingling with all the musicians in the Nashville area.
We think it’s safe to say the farm based lifestyle we live must be very contagious because all
three children live and love a country based lifestyle.