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

Open Farm Day

October 20, 2018 | 1-5 PM

Farm Tours

Petting Zoo

Demonstrations

Oxen Cart Rides

…and local food and beverages are all on tap for our first OPEN FARM DAY!
Celebrate the Grand Opening of our new farm store with us!

Connecting people with locally produced real food.

Cultivating interest & knowledge in fresh ingredients and tasty home cooked meals.

Chuk Wagon Delivery

Chuk Wagon Delivery

Saturday, September 15th

Roxboro, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, and Reidsville in North Carolina and Danville and Chatham in Virginia

Saturday, October 6th

Midlothian, Richmond, Williamsburg and Newport News and Hampton in Virginia.
Let us know if you want to see delivery in Norfolk, Chesapeake or South Hill, Virginia.

I’m looking to establish a route to Lynchburg and Rustburg, Virginia, sign up for the email list and let me know that you want delivery in Lynchburg or Rustburg, Virginia.

Delivery times will be announced via email, so be sure to watch for an email the week before delivery.

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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A SELECTION OF OUR MEATS IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE IN THE FREEZER AT:
Abbott’s Farm Supply
445 S Main St, Halifax, VA 24558

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FARMER'S MARKETS

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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.

Latest Farm Updates

Interview with a Serial Cow Dealer

Our 15 year old daughter recently pointed out that my good friend, Kendy Sawyer, is like a drug dealer.  Only Kendy deals in cows.  She will be forevermore known in our house as Mom's "Cow Dealer." It's hard for me to say "no" to another cow... In my defense though,...

Why Rotating Our Chickens = BETTER Pastured Eggs

One of the questions I hear the most is this, “Why do you move your chickens around like this?”  This often comes from neighbors who see the chicken wagon slowly traveling around the front field, and they wonder why am I wasting my time?  Or more likely, they just...

Pork Chops Stewed With Fresh Tomatoes

I find myself always cooking pork chops the same way.  I brown them on a skillet and then turn the temperature down and slow cook them on the skillet.  They always taste good, but it's getting old.  Plus, tomatoes are ready in my garden!  I don't have enough tomatoes...

How to Slow Cook a Ham Roast

Cooking a ham roast has been on my to-do list since I picked them up from the processor last month.  I usually brine and then slow cook ham roasts in the oven, but I wanted to try something different with this one.  Something that could be whipped up really fast and...

What do you know about cows?

Cows are interesting creatures.  Not quite like the horses I so loved growing up, but fun never-the-less. My mom was surprised when I purchased cows, as she remembers me having a distinct dislike of them.  It was probably less of a dislike and more that they simply...

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2137 Clays Mill Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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

amie@franchescasdawnfarm.com

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