Mountain Meadows Farm


See how Vermont beef farmers and ranchers are rethinking the ranch to raise sustainable beef through land-saving, wildlife-preserving, and award-winning environmental efforts.


Scott and Tara Oeschger

Meet Vermont Cattle Farmers, Scott and Tara Oeschger of Spring Hill Angus. Scott and Tara are first generation cattle farmers who also own Northeast Kingdom Processing (NEK), a USDA inspected meat processing facility. The main focus is for local producers as themselves to have access to a USDA inspected processor to get their products to restaurants, markets and farmers markets in a timely manner. From farmer to farmer they know the hard work and dedication that it takes to achieve this on a daily basis. Spring Hill Angus and NEK Processing take pride in their Beef Quality Assurance certification by always evolving with the herd and current trends.

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Mountain Meadows Farm

raising beef in vermont

Raising beef is a complex process, but throughout the entire journey, one thing remains constant – the shared commitment to raising cattle in a safe, humane and environmentally sustainable way by using the latest technology and resources. Today, there are more than 250,000 cattle and over 2,300 cattle farms in Vermont. Learn more about Vermont's beef farmers and ranchers who are raising beef from pasture to plate.

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popular Vermont-inspired recipes

Maple-Balsamic Marinated Steak with Grilled Pear Salad


After a dip in a flavorful marinade, Strip Steaks are grilled with pears and onions to create a unique and tasty salad.

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Maple-Bacon Beer Burger


What's not to love about this recipe? Ground Beef patties are grilled and topped with smoked bacon and cheddar.

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Discover more great beef Recipes

Autumn Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

Slow Cooker Comforts

Treat yourself to an easy dinner tonight with these slow cooker recipes. A few ingredients and some patience are all you need for a delicious, comforting meal.

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tailgating treasures

The biggest games of the year deserve the best recipes. Whether the tailgate is in the parking lot, backyard, or home kitchen you'll be the MVP with these great tailgating recipes.

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Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili

Gotta Try Beef Chilis

It’s hard to deny that a warm, savory bowl of chili brings a certain nostalgia to the table. Whether it’s a weekly tradition or a special occasion dish, chili is one of our favorite ways to warm the soul. Discover a few of our tastiest, coziest beef chili recipes.

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vermont fact

Vermont is the biggest producer of maple syrup in the United States producing about 36% of the nation’s total output.