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From Gate to plate

The Gress boys — Peyton, Dawson and Teagan — help on their family's beef farm in Charter Oak. The family started Vintage Beef, selling their Iowa-raised beef directly to consumers.
The Gress boys — Peyton, Dawson and Teagan — help on their family's beef farm in Charter Oak. The family started Vintage Beef, selling their Iowa-raised beef directly to consumers.

Farm Bureau members Aaron and Deb Gress of Charter Oak knew that the beef they raised on their farm was top quality. So they figured, why not market their premium beef directly to customers.

That was the beginning of Vintage Beef – beef the way you remember.

“The idea is to produce beef with the flavor you remember from eating beef straight off the farm,” says Deb.

It’s also an idea growing in popularity with farmers and consumers.

They started marketing their beef last May, and their customer list has...




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