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The VP of Operations

Meet Natalie

Natalie Berkman has worked with Oxbow since January 2022. Before that, she worked at the Milton Ranch in Roundup, MT as a New Agrarian apprentice, learning the ins and outs of regenerative ranching and intensive grazing management. She has worked in agriculture her entire life, starting in high school at a tiny farm stand in DC, then on her college farm, and then managing small-scale, diversified vegetable farms in Colorado and Montana. She decided that growing turnips wasn’t for her anymore and switched to raising cows which better aligns with her plans for large-scale land stewardship. She’s passionate about growing healthy, nutrient-dense food that nourishes both community and land. Natalie loves being outside and finds her zen by hanging out with cows. Although she is partial to cows and border collies, she has a deep love of all animals, and thinks one of the best parts of ranching is spotting wildlife. Her favorite Montana critter is the Snowy Owl with the Coyote being a close second. Although she didn’t grow up ranching or riding, she loves moving cows with her bonny wee border collie, Nell, and is starting to feel comfortable and confident in the saddle.

“We were at a house on Maloney ranch. They were surprised to know that they were eating something that was living just down the street! Perfect texture on the t bone. No gristle. Nice thick cuts. Thanks guys.”

- Satisfied Customer

“Just fed your beef to my over forty soccer teammates. (Two T-bones, two rib steaks, and two burger packs). They were amazed! I was pleasantly surprised. I was told that grass finished is an acquired taste but I guess it is the preferred taste in my opinion. It tastes like beef is supposed to taste in my mind.”

- From Charlie Sullivan

“Had Oxbow steak again last night  (three thumbs up)!”

- From Dan Propp

“I feel good about feeding Oxbow beef to my two small children, knowing they are getting the highest nutrition and best quality beef around. Thank you for providing Missoula with that option!”

- From Janelle Stauff

“Hi Bart!

The meat is amazing. My family and I absolutely love the flavor. The ground beef has so much more flavor it is making every meal better! I recommend you to everyone I talk to and hopefully some buy from you.

Take care,

- From Stephen

“Love getting meat from Oxbow! Always so delicious!” – Kade & Kennedy

- From Kade & Kennedy

“Thanks for continuing to nourish us when we need it most! I gave up 20 years of vegetarianism for an Oxbow steak. No regrets. I’ve never felt better!”

- From Sarah

“Thanks for all you guys do! Great meat, convenient, family loves it when I come home from the farm store!”

- From Alyssa B

“Hi Bart and Wendy, your meat is the best! So happy I can come to the store and shop! Thank you thank you thank you!”

- From Bobbie

“Thank you so much. This store is a life blood (or good example of the many life-giving parts) of Missoula!”

- From Angela