Cook's Bison Ranch was established in 1998 with the hopes of providing a quality lifestyle for their famiy and providing a quality product to their customers. The fascination for the bison came from taking trips out to the Yellowstone National Park area and learning more and more about the history of the animal and the health of the meat. The Cook's 87-acre farm was purchased in 1939 and seemed like a great fit for bison. The property had been put into a government set-aside program in the 1980's and was coming out of the program in 1998. The family wanted to utilize the land and after researching bison, the family thought this historic animal was a good fit. Cook's Bison Ranch started with 30 animals in December of 1998 on 87-acres and now owns approximately 300 animals in Indiana and 1000 acres.
Cook's Bison Ranch provides a naturally raised, naturally lean and naturally delicious product. Cook's animals are raised without the use of growth hormones or stimulants. The bison's diet consists of grass, hay and grain which is all grown on the farm.
Bison meat is naturally lean and tender. It has less than half the fat of skinless chicken and is compared to white turkey breast as far as fat content. However, it is higher in vitamins and minerals than other red meats. People are rapidly discovering the deliciously healthy taste of buffalo. Buffalo tastes similar to fine beef, with just a slightly sweeter and richer flavor.
Cook's Bison Ranch is eager to meet your bison needs and/or to answer any questions you may have. The ranch also owns and operates Buffalo Pete's Grill in the American Countryside Farmer's Market in Elkhart, IN and is open for farm tours to see and feed the bison (reservations required). The Cook family looks forward to establishing a relationship with you.
Cook's Bison Ranch is a family owned and operated business in northeastern Indiana. The Cook's are involved in the meat business and provide a Naturally raised, Naturally lean, and Naturally delicious product to their consumers. Publications ranging from Gourmet Magazine to the Old Farmers Almanac are heralding bison as the meat of the future. People can also experience the ranch first hand by taking a farm tour to see and feed the bison. Come visit us!
American Countryside Farmer's Market
Buffalo Pete's Grill
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