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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.

Join us on this adventure, sign-up for our newsletter. We’ll send you occasional updates, pictures and recipes from the farm.

PICS FROM OUR FARM

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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

Are you where you want to be?

Do you ever wonder how you got where you are today?  Or rather, if you are where you are supposed to be? Is your life full? I wondered, all the time!  Now, I just wonder how I can continue to make this farm life even better than it is. I was the classic horse obsessed...

Announcing our NEW FARM STORE & FARM TOUR!

FARM STORE & TOUR Coming Soon! Kevin and I put a deposit on a building which will be home to our new on-farm store! In the store will be all of our pastured meats, including grassfed beef and lamb, free range pork and our pastured eggs.  You'll also find pastured...

12 reasons you should EAT LOCAL food

Eat Local Food.  I started to go political with this one. After some thought, I decided I had better not, and deleted three paragraphs! It's just that sometimes, well, this gets a little personal for me. It's so easy to go into my local grocery or Walmart and buy...

Introducing Pastured Chicken from Moses Mill Farm

Introducing Pastured Chicken from Moses Mill Farm Pastured chicken, I thought long and hard about adding it to our farm adventure. It's something I've been itching to do, but, if I'm honest with myself, it's just not a good plan to add another adventure to the farm...

Why Are Pastured Meats So Expensive?

We've all read something about the higher nutritional profiles of pastured meats.  But then we look at the price tag and we hesitate.  It's expensive.  Trust me, I suffered the same hesitation! As you'll see, the cost of pastured meats really is the "true" cost to...

The Untold Secret: Easy-Peeling Hard-Cooked Fresh Pastured Eggs

I love our farm fresh pastured eggs, but they are sure a pain to peel when hard boiled. My family loves hard-boiled eggs, but hates peeling them, so I did some digging to find out how to "hard-boil" our fresh pastured eggs. It turns out that for easy peel fresh eggs,...

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2137 Clays Mill Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

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

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