Welcome to Green Fields Bison Ranch!
Green Fields Bison Ranch is a grass-fed bison ranch nestled in the Willamette Valley on the edge of the coastal range in Oregon, a half hour west of Salem. We enjoy our lives here in this beautiful valley where each day brings new adventures raising our bison.
We value our animals and work hard to raise them humanely and naturally. They are amazing creatures. At the end of the day when the work is done, we enjoy going out into the pastures and sitting among them, listening to them as they graze the green fields. We “come into the peace of wild things” as Wendell Berry says in his poem, “The Peace of Wild Things”.
Our goal is to raise the bison with a low stress handling approach. We work with their instincts instead of working against them. We practice patience when moving them to a new pasture by opening a gate and allowing them to move through it when they are ready to do so.
We value the task of providing our customers with a healthy, wholesome and “wildly nutritious” grass fed bison meat that is not only good for you but also good to eat. Jo Robinson says in her article “Grass-Fed Basics” that
“a major benefit of raising animals on pasture is that their products are healthier for you. For example, compared with feedlot meat, meat from grass-fed beef, bison, lamb and goats has less total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. It also has more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid,” or CLA.”
We feel it is a privilege to be raising these iconic and majestic creatures.
The 2018 summer farmer’s markets are underway! We will be selling our grass-fed and finished bison meat at the Salem Saturday Market and the Corvallis Saturday Farmer’s Market.
News update: We will be selling our bison meat at the West Salem Farmer’s Market beginning on Thursday, July 5th between 10 am and 2 pm! This is a new market which will will be held on the greenway on Edgewater between Kingwood and Gerth Streets. The address is: 1260 Edgewater St. NW. This farmer’s market will be open on Thursdays, beginning July 5th and continuing through September 27th. Visit http://salemsaturdaymarket.com/thursday-market.html for a list of vendors who will be selling their products at this new market.
The Salem Saturday Market is on Marion Street NE between Winter and Summer Streets. It is open every Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm, between April and October. Here are the dates when we will be selling our bison meat at the Salem Saturday Market: June 30th; July 7th and 21st; August 4th and 18th; September 1st, 15th, and 29th; and October 6th and 27th. Our booth is on the east side of the market, just off of Summer Street.
The Corvallis Saturday Farmer’s Market operates on 1st Street NW between Van Buren Avenue and Monroe Avenue. Farmers sell a variety of products on 1st Street and on Monroe Avenue. The market is open every Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm, between April and November. Our booth is on First Street most of the time we are selling our meat in Corvallis. If you can’t find us, check at the Market Manager’s booth at Jackson Ave. Here are the dates when we will be selling our wildly nutritious bison meat at the Corvallis Saturday Farmer’s Market: June 23rd; July 14th and 28th; August 11th and 25th; September 8th and 22nd; October 13th and 20th; and November 3rd, 10th and 17th.
If you would like to purchase our grass fed and finished bison meat directly from the ranch, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (971) 720-0462. We can set up an appointment for you to visit the ranch to buy meat. We can also ship a minimum of 12 pounds of bison meat to you.