Healthy Living Loves Local: LaPlatte River Angus Farm
We’re shining the spotlight on LaPlatte River Angus Farm as part of our Healthy Living Loves Local Celebration! In 1974, the Kleptz family purchased its first Black Angus as a family hobby. With three cows and ten acres, the LaPlatte River Angus Farm was born. The Farm has grown to be the largest Registered Black Angus herd in New England. Today, the Kleptz’s manage 600 acres of pasture and cropland in the scenic Champlain Valley of Vermont.
In 2007, the Kleptz family won the Sustainable Farm of the Year Award from the Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Council. The award signified appreciation for the Kleptz rotational grazing model, humane treatment of the animals and the family’s local, grassroots approach to marketing and processing their beef products.
The Healthy Living Meat Department currently buys approximately 1.5 cows per week from the Farm. We dry age our Laplatte Rib Eyes for no less than 90 days, offering a mouth watering product that we are proud to offer our customers!