St. Paul Farmers Market 6/22/24 7-1pm Mankato Farmers Market 6/8/24 8-12pm Sleepy Bison Grill Food Truck @ Schells Brewery, New Ulm 6/7/24 12-7 pm

Our Farm's Story

Get Big, or Get Out we were told. We decided we  should "Get Different."We started Sleepy Bison Acres to raise our own food, and have healthier options. Our goal as land managers is to regenerate the land for our own health as well as the benefit of future generations. We discovered we can regenerate our land and produce great tasting, healthy food from happy animals at the same time. 

Our animals roam their pastures; our bison graze like they did long ago, our pigs are pastured in the woods, so they naturally taste wonderful without the stink, and our chickens produce those wonderfully vibrant orange "farm colored eggs" as they are able to forage as they please through the yard and the pasture.  

All grains used for the animals are locally sourced, most of those being non-Gmo crops grown on our family farm. The Fischer family has been farming in the area for 5+ generations. We incorporate no-till, reduced tillage, and cover crops to reduce our dependence on fertilizer, chemicals, rebuild our soils and nutrient density in the products we raise. 

In 2022, we installed a subsurface drip irrigation system on one of our farms. This was the first system in our area. The drip irrigation allows us to apply water and nutrients directly to the plant roots. This increases our farms production, while also using less water, chemicals, and fertilizer to produce the crop. Subsurface irrigation studies have shown systems are typically 99.9% water efficient, protecting the water cycle in our aquifers.

In 2023 Elizabeth started Fischer's Sleepy Bison Grill when she purchased a food trailer. With the trailer, serving bison to local events and our local community is so much easier! Contact us for more details on how your event can benefit from our family raised, American Bison! 

We believe every customer has a choice. We trust our animals to feed our young family, and we would be honored if you chose to do the same.

We would like to thank organizations like minnesotagrown.com for being a resource for our customers to find producers, like us, to find trusted resources of nourishment within our community. 

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