Vermont Natural Beef is headquartered on a former 310-acre dairy farm known as Kingston Place and raises cattle on 800 acres of beautiful valley. Vermont Natural Beef is a veteran-owned and family operated naturally raised beef brand specializing in pasture-raised beef. Kingston Place also conducts specialized barn, rustic country-style weddings in its historic hay barn. Our customers are invited to visit the inviting homestead and see the beautiful settings where our livestock thrive.
Our beef grows on lush-green, organically certified pastures. In order to keep our carbon footprint low, intensive rotational grazing keeps the land healthy and a substantial carbon sink. Rotational grazing also minimizes the need for combustion engines to move herds from pasture to pasture since movements are incredibly minimal.
A Brief History of Kingston Place
Eldad King established the homestead during the French and Indian War (sometime between 1753 and 1756). The deed for the property would be issued to his son, Amos King, by the State of New Hampshire in 1790. Amos King, and his brother Mirdad, would fight in the Revolutionary War. By the turn of the 19th century, the farm was a “mega-business” of the time. It spanned 500 acres and hosted 100 cows, and 100 sheep worked by four horse teams. Later, The Benson Creamery was one of the first commercial creameries in the State of Vermont and was located on the original homestead on Park Hill Rd. Charles Mosley King established Champlain Valley Creamery on Main Street in Fair Haven, VT. He grew the businesses to an incredible level of prosperity. Decedents from the beloved farm would become senators for the State of Vermont, while others attended medical school at Harvard. John Quincy Dickinson, Charles Mosley King’s nephew, would fight in the Civil War and was assassinated by the KKK. His story is documented in the book “The Jackson County Wars,” written about him. John’s cousin, Mattie, was a painter and spent much of her time painting with her “painting partner,” Mrs. Henry Ford the first.