Black Watch Farm
in the Highlands of Vermont
Frank and Liz sell their beef to various outlets in the Northeast. Restaurants, hamburger stands, Inns, taverns, cafes, butchers, co-ops in Vermont and New Hampshire feature the popular grass-fed beef.
Owners Frank and Liz Manafort were looking for a weekend get-away, and these 275-acres were the perfect setting for developing their dream. Sculpting the land to include barns, garages for equipment, housing and a farm stand to sell their grass-fed beef, took over 10 years. The result is a modern, efficient property to breed cattle, revolve pastures and raise the animals in a humane and nutritious way.
Each Spring, new calves are nurtured by attentive mothers. The herd includes Simmentals, Black Angus, and cross breeds that bring out the best to create a most delicious result. Cows are treated humanely, grass fed, grain finished, and never receive hormone shots or any other artificial enhancements. It’s natural food at its best.
Frank has also developed his family recipe into the best Franks in the area. There are no nitrates or preservatives in Frank’s Franks. They are in natural casings, and the closest thing to steak in a tube. On the grill, they are perfection.
Semen sample from prize winning bulls are available for sale, as well as selected young calves for other interested breeders. The decision to raise high quality beef, showing them around the country was a natural transition for Manafort, who left a dynamic career in construction to follow a dream.