Since 1992, Bruce and Shirley Mills, and their family, have raised bison on their 100 acre farm near St. Marys, ON and provided the surrounding area with local, nutritious bison meat.
Retail Sales and Restaurants
Our Farm and Retail Sales
Address: 5679 Line 4, St. Marys. ON
Telephone: 519 229 6316
Hours: By appointment, please contact us
Farmers' Market Sales
Covent Garden Outdoor Farmers' Market
Address: Market Square, 130 King St. London, ON
Hours: Saturday, 8:00AM to 1:00PM, Easter weekend to December
Covent Garden Indoor Farmers' Market
Address: Upper Level, 130 King St. London, ON
Hours: Saturday, 9:00AM to 1:00PM, February to the weekend prior to Easter
Our Local Vendors
McCully's Hill Farm Market
Address: 4074 Perth Line 9, St. Marys, ON
Contact: 519 284 2564
Hours: Vary, for more information, visit their website
The Village Meat Shop
Address: The Market at the Western Fair District, 900 King St, London, ON
Contact: 226 376 4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website
Hours: Saturday 8:00AM to 3:00PM Sunday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Address: 34 Brunswick St Second Floor, Stratford, ON
Contact: 519 271 5647 or email@example.com or visit their website
Address: 1331 Hyde Park Rd., London, ON
Contact: 519 4731331 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website
Due to supply constraints on products, we suggest contacting restaurants in advance to ensure bison is available.
Contact us for an up-to-date list of restaurants and other retail locations
Blanbrook Bison Farm was established in 1992. Both Bruce and Shirley were raised on dairy farms and wanted to raise alternative livestock on their 100 acre farm with their two children. After researching, visiting other bison farms and meeting people involved in the bison industry they purchased 13 bison from Sault Ste. Marie in May of 1992. The herd has since grown to over 100 bison. Farming can be challenging at times but is a very rewarding experience. We enjoy meeting customers and providing them with a quality, local and healthy product.
Everyone in the family has played a large roll in the success of the family farm from working on the farm to helping sell meat at the market on Saturday mornings. Of course the bison have also provided an excuse for a vacation or two. In 2004 we travelled across Western Canada in search of breeding stock. We also have attended four International Bison Conferences: South Dakota, Quebec City, Montana and Saskatoon. Bruce has attended the Canadian Bison Association conference in Regina, Saskatchewan for over 10 years.
We are regularly in touch with other bison producers and are fortunate to be apart of the CBA and OBA. Bruce and Shirley have been involved in the Canadian Bison Association and Ontario Bison Association for over 15 years volunteering as a CBA director, Bruce, and OBA secretary for 10 years, Shirley. Their daughter, Rebecca continued the OBA secretarial duties for four years. The CBA is a very important part of promoting the bison industry in Canada and connecting, educating and supporting producers. In 2021 they were honoured to receive the Myrt Lenton award which is given to one recipient annually to recognize members of the Canadian Bison Association who have "unselfishly given their time, tireless effort to promote quality participation, the generous sharing of personal talents to maintain and give purpose to the membership."
Now Bruce and Shirley are retired from their day jobs and are enjoying (most of the time at least) being full time farmers. Both of their children have grown up and moved out but stay involved in the farm, Ryan through farm labour and Rebecca through social media and promotion.
If you would like more information about bison meat, raising bison or purchasing breeding stock please contact us. We are always glad to help.
Bruce and Shirley Mills
5679 Line 4, St. Marys, ON N4X 1C8
GPS: 5679 Line 4, Perth South
Telephone: 519 229 6316
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Please contact us to make an appointment to visit the farm.