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Virginia Grown Grass Fed Beef and Lamb, Free Range Pork, Pastured Chicken and Eggs

We have a small store on our farm where you will find a full selection of our grass fed and finished beef and lamb, free range pork, pastured chicken and eggs, and locally produced artisan goods.


Store Hours:

Mon, Wed and Fri:     9 am – 1 pm and 2 – 5:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday:    9 am – 1 pm

Saturday:    10 am – 2 pm

Please note that we are a working family farm.  There are occasions when due to farm emergencies or family requirements that we will have to close the store at a moments notice.

Don’t live close enough to shop at the store?


We’ve got you covered – We DELIVER!

Chuck Wagon Delivery

Chuk Wagon Delivery

Chuk Wagon Delivery

It’s easy!  Just shop in our online store.

Choose your pickup location at checkout.

We accept all major credit cards and Paypal OR you can choose to pay with cash at delivery!

Then meet Amie at the pickup location.

1st Saturday of each month Next Delivery: January 5th

Midlothian, Richmond, Williamsburg, Newport News,  Hampton and South Hill in Virginia.

3rd Saturday of each month: Next Delivery: December 15th

Roxboro, Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro in North Carolina and Danville and Chatham in Virginia
  • 9:00am Roxboro, NC in the vacant parking lot located at 816 N. Madison Blvd, Roxboro, NC

  • 11:00 – 11:15 am Raleigh, NC – in the parking lot of the Trader Joe’s located at 1393 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511

  • 12:15 pm Durham, NC in the parking lot to the left of the Food Lion located at 5279 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC

  • 1:45 – 2:00 pm Greensboro, NC – in the parking lot of “A View to Your Health” located at 2309 W. Cone Blvd. Suite 201, Greensboro, NC

  • 3:45-4:00 pm Danville, VA in the parking lot of Planet Fitness located at 3360 Riverside Dr, Danville, VA

  • 4:30 – 4:45 pm Chatham, VA – in the parking lot of Tamz Jewelry located at 13701 US Highway 29, Chatham, VA

  • 9:00 – 9:15  Midlothian, VA – in the back of the parking lot of Kohl’s Brandermill located at 4701 Commonwealth Centre Pkwy Midlothian, VA 23112

  • 9:45-10:00  Richmond, VA – Saturday June 2nd – in the parking lot of Crunch Fitness located at 3600 West Broad St, Richmond VA

  • 11:15-11:45 am  Williamsburg, VA – in the Fresh Market parking lot located at 5231 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA

  • 12:15-12:30 pm  Newport News, VA – in the parking lot of One Life Fitness located at 815 City Center Blvd, Newport News, VA (meet in the parking area toward the back of the gym on the right side.)

  • 1:00-1:15  Hampton, VA – in the back of the parking lot of Bass Pro Shop located at 1972 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA 23666

  • 4:15-4:30 pm South Hill, VA in the parking lot of Watkins Insurance located at 133 North Mecklenburg Ave.,South Hill, VA 23970

Don’t see a pickup location near you? 

Help us to grow!  We want to expand our Chuck Wagon Delivery and are always looking to start new pickup locations.  Would you be willing to host a pickup location at your home or business?  Do you have friends, family or colleagues who may be interested in our pastured meats?  If so, get in touch to find out about delivery to your area! amie@franchescasdawnfarm.com

First Generation Farmers

After living and working in Latin America for ten years as diplomats, we were unexpectedly medically evacuated home in 2014 to help one of our children. With the farm previously purchased in anticipation of our future retirement we came home for recuperation. The farming adventure began with heritage breeds of American Milking Devon and Red Devon cows and Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs.

Our overseas eating experiences were very different from those in the US with some resultant healthy life changing habits occurring. Frozen foods were almost nonexistent and canned food options were not much better.  The ‘norm’ being fresh vegetables and meats. The impact of these limited food options is obvious – locals do not suffer from the same obesity rates as Americans.  The American obesity epidemic has not hit Latin America.

Making a difference in America with our farm.

We chose heritage breed livestock, animals never selected for production in Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Our heritage breed animals thrive in their natural environment, producing flavorful and nutrient dense meats –food the way Mother Nature intended.

We are excited to be your farmer, growing and sharing healthy choices for you.

Take a minute to look through our website and see for yourself what we are all about.

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Franchesca’s Dawn Farm

2137 Clays Mill Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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We attend the following market:

Halifax Farmer's Market

209 South Main Street, Halifax, VA
Open year around on Saturdays from 8am – 1pm
We keep a freezer of meats at the indoor booth of GTS Farms.

Franchesca's Dawn Farm STORE

2137 Clays Mill Rd, Halifax, VA
Open year round!


Monday – Friday:                              9am – 1pm

Monday / Wednesday / Friday:     2pm – 6pm

Saturday:                                             10am – 2pm

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2137 Clays Mill Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

(703) 424-6497          (434) 579-4160


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