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.” See the whole poem on the “Experiencing the Ranch” page on our website.
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 the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We will not be selling our bison meat at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market in 2022. We have some health issues to contend with and several ranch challenges including a lower supply of bison meat. We will have meat for sale on the ranch as long as supplies last. A new supply of bison meat we sell into the retail market will be available in late July 2022.
We will also not be selling our bison meat at the downtown Corvallis Farmers Market or the Salem Saturday Farmers Market until possibly late August and into the fall. Our health concerns are requiring us to become more socially distanced. We will however, continue to sell our bison meat from our ranch by appointment.
Another option for buying our bison meat is to purchase a Quarter, Half or Whole Bison. We have a waiting list for customers interested in buying bulk bison. If you have any interest, please contact us to be placed on the list. We will have bulk bison meat processed in 2022 in August and early September. Check out our “Products and Pricing” page for details on what is involved in buying a quarter, half or whole bison.
If you want to try our bison meat before purchasing it from us, we sell our ground bison to Crush Wine Bar in Monmouth. They make sliders with our ground bison. We are also selling our bison stew meat to Fin and Fowl Kitchen in Silverton! Eating our bison meat at these two restaurants would be a great way to try our bison meat and also support local, small businesses.