Our Story

Dockery Branch Farms is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of Southside Virginia. Founded in fall of 2010, our Real Country Sausage is made using an original recipe developed by our family over 100 years ago.

Country sausage and country hams have been produced and sold to the community here in South Hill, Virginia for over a century. The Real Country Sausage recipe and art of curing hams was developed by the Ryland and Walker families in the early 1900’s and sold out of the old Ryland Store which still is owned by the Smith family.

In the fall of 2010 the Smith family built an inspected facility and started producing sausage and hams to sell to the community once again and also at farmers markets all across Virginia. With the support from our customers enjoying our fine products, Dockery Branch Farms continues to grow and expand into more rural and urban communities. Our Real Country Sausage that was once enjoyed as a breakfast delicacy is now enjoyed for every meal as our products have expanded since the early times.

Our Mission

We are committed to serving its valued customers with the freshest, highest quality farm fresh country sausage and hand tied sausage links that can be produced while maintaining our integrity by promising to never include preservatives or fillers. Dockery Branch Farms is a family owned and operated business that uses recipes used by 4 generations and is eager to share the savory flavor with you and your family.