How to Buy

We offer several options for purchase of our meat products!  The most economical way is to buy in bulk.  This means that you buy beef or pork by the quarter, half or whole animal or pork by the half or whole.  We also sell meat by the cut.  

Contact us directly on the phone or via email to make your purchase. 
Delivery is available to the following locations:

- South Boston Farmer's Market / 300 Broad Street, South Boston, VA / Saturdays from 8:00 am to noon.

- Semora Farmer's Market / 4807 NC Highway 57 N, Milton, NC 27343 / Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

- Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex Farmer's Market / 19783 US-29, Chatham, VA 24531 / 8:00 - noon every OTHER Saturday, please call or email to verify that we will be there!

- Williamsburg / We do not have an established location, deliveries will generally be made on a Sunday afternoon.

Please contact us if you live somewhere else and would to establish delivery to your area

Amie@franchescasdawnfarm.com

(703) 424-6497

 

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Grass-fed beef

Beef is available by the cut, quarter, half or whole animal.  

Bulk is the most economical way to purchase your beef.  We charge by hanging weight:  $4.25 a pound for purchase of the whole beef, $4.50 a pound for a half beef, and $4.65 a pound for a quarter beef.  Hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after it has been eviscerated and the head and skin removed.  Hanging weight is about 55% of the live weight of the animal.  The weight of packaged product will be around 65-70% of the hanging weight.  The buyer pays for all processing fees which is generally between $0.80 and $0.85 a pound plus the slaughter fee, generally $60-75.00, depending on which processor we use.   Pickup is available from either the farm or butcher and delivery to your home is available in Williamsburg and Halifax, VA and to all places in between.  The customer has the option to work directly with the butcher to have beef cut to their custom specifications.  

Deposit for whole beef $450.00

Deposit for half beef $300.00

Deposit for quarter beef $150.00

We breed Red Devon and American Milking Devon cattle, heritage breeds known for producing gourmet beef on forage alone.  Our cattle are rotationally grazed and fed hay only in the winter months.


PASTURED PORK

Bulk is the most economical way to purchase your pork.  Cost is $4.75 a pound and is calculated by the hanging weight.  Hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after it has been eviscerated and the head and skin removed.  The weight of packaged product will be around 75% of the hanging weight.  The buyer pays for all processing fees which is generally between $0.80 and $0.85 a pound plus the slaughter fee, generally $50-60.00 and any extra processing such as sausage seasoning, sausage links and bacon.  Pickup can be made directly from the butcher and the farm, or delivery can be arranged to your home in or near Williamsburg or Halifax, VA.  The customer has the option to work directly with the butcher to have pork cut to custom specifications.  

We have a number of pigs which will be ready for processing starting in late summer 2017.  Contact us now to reserve yours!

If you have never eaten pastured pork, then you are in for a treat!  Our pigs live their entire lives outdoors where they are regularly rotated to new areas of our farm.  They glean much of their diet from natural forages and are supplemented with non-GMO grains, milk and whey from our jersey cows, and extra garden produce.  

With the exception of some of our breeding stock, all of our pigs are born and raised right here on the farm where they happily spend their entire lives outdoors.  Most are Gloucestershire Old Spots (GOS), but we also have a few Red Wattles and crosses of the two.  Both are heritage breed pigs, better suited than commercial breeds to life on pasture.

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