What started as a weekend getaway has turned into a showcase working farm, visitors are invited and encouraged.

Frank's dream of car racing has also kept this hobby a main part of his life on the farm.  Currently he has several cars racing in the circuit in the NE, winning several competitions.  Earlier in his racing career, he earned a national championship, racing Legend cars in 1996.  Now, he leaves the driving to others, but still enjoys the thrill of a winning race.

About Us



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. 

Black Watch Farm

in the Highlands of Vermont

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.