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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.

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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”.

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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.

We will be at the following farmer’s markets:

Corvallis Saturday Farmer’s Market on  July 23rd, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, and November 12th.  Since we are new vendors, our booth will be on Monroe Avenue just west of 1st St.  We may have additional dates during the summer and will update these dates when the changes are made.

Tomorrow, August 20th, we will be at the Salem Saturday Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Booth E9.  Note that the market will close early due to continuing high temperatures.   The Salem Saturday Market is on Market Street between Winter and Summer Streets.

Come visit us in Corvallis and Salem for healthy, lean bison meat!

If you would like to order bison meat please either email us your bison meat order at lhedlund@gmail.com or call us at (971) 720-0462.

2 thoughts on “Home

  1. Matt

    Met you both at the (Salem) Saturday Market and purchased a heart and liver! Both were fantastic! Can’t wait to make another purchase.

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