It’s a Great Time to Eat Grass Fed Bison

Empire Buffalo is a small scale bison farm. We sell bison meat by the retail cut. Bison is great tasting and good for you, and ours is all grass fed, which creates a more sustainable footprint.

Empire Buffalo will be at the Cazenovia Farmers Market every Saturday through the end of October. We will also be at the Fayetteville Farmers Market on Thursdays. We are always masked when at the market.

If you prefer, we’re also happy to have you purchase and pick up at the farm. Just send us an email, or call for an appointment. We’ll take your order, let you know what it costs and bring it to your car, with our mask and gloves on for a no contact purchase.

For a full price list and description of our product, visit the meat page.

Our Story

Joe Lazarsky and Aileen Randolph purchased 100 acres on Falls Road late in 2009. It was an old dairy farm that hadn’t been farmed in a decade. In 2011 we brought in a small herd of bison from Tennessee. Our herd has grown to over 60 and we’ve learned alot about bison, fencing and the challenges of small scale farming. We wouldn’t be here today without the support of our community and passionate bison eaters from across the region. We truly appreciate it.

Why You’ll Love Bison

Bison meat is great tasting and good for you too. It’s lower in fat and cholesterol than boneless skinless chicken, and higher in iron than beef.

  • Delicious and nutritious
  • 100% Grassfed
  • No antibiotics ever
  • Sustainable
  • Local, small scale agriculture

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Excellent Service”

Great tips for cooking the bison and suggestions for menus.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Italian Sausage Are Out of This World”

So great with pasta, or in a sandwich!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“The only meat I’ll eat”

I feel good knowing that this protein was raised in a sustainable manner and is good for me.


News and Our Favorite Recipes

  • Processing soon
    Have a request for a specific cut? For example, would you like more roasts or maybe a whole tenderloin? Short ribs? We can help. Send us an email or give us a call to order by July 29th and we’llContinue reading “Processing soon”
  • Sirloin Steak Salad
    Some days it gets too hot to eat hot dishes. This was a delightful salad, loaded with local mixed greens from Hartwood Farm and topped with a sliced sirloin that was cooked quickly in a frying pan on the stoveContinue reading “Sirloin Steak Salad”
  • Back from the processor!
    Happy to report that the freezers are full and all cuts are available. Joe made the round trip to the butcher yesterday. Our meat is processed with a New York State regulated butcher outside of Binghamton.