Home

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.

IMG_1229

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”.

IMG_1248IMG_1253

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 sell our bison meat direct from the ranch all year long by appointment.   If you would like to purchase our grass fed and finished bison meat by coming to the ranch, please contact us at lhedlund@gmail.com and let us know when you would like to come out to the ranch to buy meat.  You can also call us at 971-720-0462.

In 2020, we are selling our bison meat at the Salem Saturday Farmer’s Market on the following dates:  May 23rd; June 13th and 27th; July 11th and 25th; August 8th and 22nd; September 12th and 26th; October 10th, 24th and 31st (closing day for SSM).  The Salem Saturday FM is located north of Marion Street, between Winter and Summer streets.  Our booth is on the east side of the market, just off of Summer street.  Parking for customers is located in the parking lot just south of Marion Street between Summer and Winter streets.  We look forward to selling you our locally raised, wildly nutritious bison meat!

In 2020, we will also be selling our bison meat at the Corvallis Saturday Farmer’s Market on the following dates:  June 6th; July 4th; August 1st; September 5th; October 3rd; and November 7th and 21st.  The Corvallis FM is located on First Street and on Monroe Avenue.  Our booth is on First Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 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.

    Like

  2. Chef Ken

    My kitchen staff and I enjoyed the meat from the hindquarter of a half bison I purchased from you and we were blown away — delicious. The quality of your bison meat is top notch.

    Like

  3. Adam N. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

    I cooked some of the bison meat this weekend that I ordered from you and it is by far the best tasting thing I have ever had. You guys really have a great thing going! Thank you so much and I can’t wait to order some more!

    Like

  4. Kate

    Wonderful flavor and texture. Having had some grass-fed beef from a small farm in my area and found it tough, gamey and chewy, I wasn’t sure if that was expected. The answer is a resounding no, thankfully! This was amazing meat and we will absolutely order more. Lovely ranch and very friendly owners as well.

    Like

  5. Eric K.

    We’ve tasted a range of the bison meat from Green Fields Bison Ranch. It’s easy to tell from both sight and taste that the bison is of the highest quality and that the grass fed animals have been treated well.

    The tasty breakfast sausage is nicely spiced, the ground bison is delicious in all kinds of recipes, and the steaks are absolutely first class. I have also slow cooked the chuck roast with onions, and it’s the best dish I’ve ever made.

    Thank you Green Fields!

    Like

  6. Paul Cary

    Was out to your ranch last Saturday with my mom, tonight we had the flat iron steaks and they were incredible! Great flavor and very tender they were. Will definitely be back to restock the freezer!!!

    Like

Leave a Reply to Carmen Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.