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Find all of our grass fed, grass finished, pasture raised beef and lamb plus nonGMO pork, pastured chicken and local honey right here in the store!

Locally made pottery, rugs, bird houses, jewelry, soaps and more!

Open Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm.

Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4-6pm.

Saturdays from 10-2pm.

Laughing Horse Pottery

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, November 17th

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

Saturday, December 1st

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

Let us know if you want to see delivery in Norfolk, Chesapeake or Virginia Beach, Virginia.

We are also looking to establish a route to Lynchburg and Rustburg, Virginia, sign up for the email list and let us 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!

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

Latest Farm Updates

Do You Know What’s in Your Meat?

When I was in Barnes and Nobles a couple of weeks ago I found a Consumer Reports Magazine at the register.  The featured article was called, "What's Really in Your Meat."  It's all about drugs in meats.  I couldn't resist.  I had to buy it... I found this to be an...

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...

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2137 Clays Mill Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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

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