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Eel River Bison Ranch and Event Center

Eel River Bison Ranch and Event Center We reopened the event center in October 2014 and are accepting bookings. This was formerly Darley's Barn.

Operating as usual

OMG!  Gotta get me some!
04/28/2022

OMG! Gotta get me some!

Come out to South Whitley for a great time this weekend!  Visit the local stores, restaurants, find some neat items thro...
04/27/2022

Come out to South Whitley for a great time this weekend! Visit the local stores, restaurants, find some neat items throughout town and visit this cool Tap Room

Official treasure hunting is this Friday and Saturday in South Whitley! Community wide garage sales, food trucks, local vendors in the streets and we will have specials and a new food option happening at the brewery!

Garage sales are 8am - 5pm

Our new summer hours will begin also!
11am - 8pm

We will serve hot ham and cheese croissant sandwiches featuring local bread from @thebreadguyllc and raw local cheese from Hufford Family Farms 😋

We are bringing back our infamous kombucha floats that we have served at the farmers markets the last few years! Craft soda floats now too 😍

All craft soda is 25% off 🙌 or for a steal we have six packs of @uncle_docs_premium_beverages craft soda for $12. This soda is made with real and fresh and organic ingredients unlike any other soda!

We have lots of extra flavors of our favorite local popcorn made by @poptiquepopcorn

Come party with us this weekend!!!

#southwhitleyindiana #thisiswhitleyin #springfun

Welcome little one!!
04/23/2022

Welcome little one!!

Earth Day News!
04/23/2022

Earth Day News!

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2022

Further Information:
Jim Matheson, Interim Executive Director
303-292-2833
[email protected]

Westminster, CO (April 22, 2022) - On this 2022 Earth Day, as we celebrate Mother Earth and her natural majesty, the National Bison Association encourages consumers to claim bison as their clean, regenerative protein choice. Why? Because bison are “Regenerative by Nature”. ™

Regenerative agriculture practices increase soil biodiversity and organic matter, leading to more resilient soils that can better withstand climate change impacts like flooding and drought. Healthy soils promote the growth and health of the bison that graze on those plants and grasses, while restoring important carbon-capturing grasslands in the process. This is regenerative agriculture in a nutshell and bison are nature’s perfect fit for this approach to sustainable agriculture. The bison’s regenerative behavior can be attributed to their evolution on the North American continent over thousands of years and their resulting grazing behavior, which remains intact today as bison have never been domesticated.

Today’s bison stewards utilize these innate instincts to their advantage, while, in turn, restoring the species to its native landscape to produce a supremely nutrient-dense, low-fat, delicious protein. As such, the National Bison Association provides a very holistic approach to herd management in its education and outreach to livestock stewards who are increasingly choosing bison to graze their pastures, which is proving to be a profitable agricultural endeavor with bison producers in every state today.

Did you know that bison are raised without growth hormones or antibiotics and are not subjected to industrial livestock practices including artificial insemination, castration, dehorning, and branding? Further, when you purchase bison meat, you become a “Partner in Restoration”, helping to restore healthy bison to healthy American landscapes. And that’s no small feat. Roughly 135 years ago, only about 750 bison remained from herds that once numbered as high as 40 million. Thanks to people like you, nearly 400,000 bison have been restored to North America, and YOU —as a bison customer—are a vital partner in that endeavor. Learn more at https://bisoncentral.com/bison-perfected-by-nature/.

The fine folks at Quality Diesel, repair and maintain our Diesel trucks for the ranch.  Hope some of you can stop out to...
04/21/2022

The fine folks at Quality Diesel, repair and maintain our Diesel trucks for the ranch. Hope some of you can stop out to Dyno Days April 23. Its a good time!

04/21/2022

Good Luck Team Chapman's!

04/20/2022
A game and a pint!  Nice!
04/16/2022

A game and a pint! Nice!

Lunch is on!
04/06/2022

Lunch is on!

We came, we saw, we conquered! Chapman's Mac n' Cheese topped with their Bison chili and fried chicken strips! Stop in f...
03/26/2022

We came, we saw, we conquered! Chapman's Mac n' Cheese topped with their Bison chili and fried chicken strips! Stop in for a bowl and beverage!

Good to drink anytime and also to add as a base in Soups, Roasts, and/or Chili!  You can get these and many other great ...
03/26/2022

Good to drink anytime and also to add as a base in Soups, Roasts, and/or Chili! You can get these and many other great products at Blessing Moon Herbs In Fort Wayne

Although this appears to be yesterdays lunch special,  If still available, I will be having this today. Chili Mac!
03/26/2022

Although this appears to be yesterdays lunch special, If still available, I will be having this today. Chili Mac!

Yummy!
03/23/2022

Yummy!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thanks Scott Darley for the picture.
03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thanks Scott Darley for the picture.

Close to home you can find our Bison meat at Chapman's Columbia City, Chapman's Huntington, and Blessing Moon Café in Fo...
02/24/2022
Ted's Montana Grill Announces 20 Year Impact on Environment and Reviving Bison Population

Close to home you can find our Bison meat at Chapman's Columbia City, Chapman's Huntington, and Blessing Moon Café in Fort Wayne, Thank you Ted Turner and all Bison Ranchers for what you do for the animals and the positive impact the animals have on the environment and our health as consumers of meat.

/PRNewswire/ -- Conservationist Ted Turner and award-winning restaurateur George McKerrow founded Ted's Montana Grill in 2002 with a mission – to help save the...

Photos from Chapman's Brewing Company - Columbia City Tap Room's post
02/21/2022

Photos from Chapman's Brewing Company - Columbia City Tap Room's post

Looking forward to the grand opening!
02/18/2022

Looking forward to the grand opening!

Yes, we are Family friendly!! We have a NEW Family dining room side, perfect spot for you and the whole family to enjoy a meal.
We have a “Wee Ones” menu, and of course Root beer floats are super fun to share!
We open to the public 2-22-22! Can’t wait to see you all!

Special thanks to Hilty Buildings LLC for joining us today and providing these adorable models.

02/18/2022

Are you yielding to flashing blue lights? Volunteer firefighters responding to an emergency in their personal vehicle will display flashing blue lights. Indiana law does not require you to yield the right of way, but would you want other motorists to yield the right of way if your house was on fire or your child was not breathing? Please do the right thing and yield the right away to volunteer firefighters. We also want to take this time to thank all volunteer firefighters for their dedicated service to their communities. We appreciate you!

Looking forward to the Grand Opening!
02/16/2022

Looking forward to the Grand Opening!

Thank you to those who joined us for day #1 of our soft opening. It was so great to see so many smiling faces enjoying our new menu.
Pictured here is our Charcuterie Board- from our “To Share” menu. It features Bison Meat from Eel River Bison Ranch and Event Center- South Whitley, In.

Join us for our Public Opening 2-22-22!

Stop out and get some good Kombacha and food from JB Cuisine.  Open till 8pm tonight..
02/11/2022

Stop out and get some good Kombacha and food from JB Cuisine. Open till 8pm tonight..

02/08/2022
Saturday morning breakfast
01/31/2022

Saturday morning breakfast

Get down to Huntington this weekend for a good warm tasty bison meal and a new tasty beer!
01/27/2022

Get down to Huntington this weekend for a good warm tasty bison meal and a new tasty beer!

01/25/2022
Yes, head that way!  They're still serving bison burgers and bison chilli..
01/12/2022

Yes, head that way! They're still serving bison burgers and bison chilli..

The official observers of Eel River Bison Ranch caught this photo of our herd yesterday.
01/02/2022

The official observers of Eel River Bison Ranch caught this photo of our herd yesterday.

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you to all!
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you to all!

Good time to add to your handling system!
11/25/2021

Good time to add to your handling system!

ITS OFFICIAL!!! The sign is up!! Dec 10th 2021!! Mark on your calendars!!

#morandindustries #morandindustriesltd #ritchiebrosauctioneers #timedauction #equipment #cattleproduct #bisonproduct #equineequipment #cattle #bison #equine #sale #yeg #supportlocal #unreservedauction #alberta #canada #markonyourcalendar

Big Thank You to the students of Whitko and the Leaders of The Center for coming out to the Ranch on Tuesday.  All of yo...
11/19/2021

Big Thank You to the students of Whitko and the Leaders of The Center for coming out to the Ranch on Tuesday. All of you asked great questions. Had a great afternoon with all of you.

We love Walnut Hill Catering!
10/07/2021

We love Walnut Hill Catering!

#TBT Fall 2017

Cast Iron Seared Spinach & Feta Stuffed Pork Loin...with some additional love...

Spinach from Berry Hill Farm, North Manchester, Indiana.

@whcrbt #walnuthillcatering #alwaycheffin #stuffedporkloin #ourlandourtables #cateringfortwayne #cateringnortheastindiana #myfortwayne

Thank you Chapman's!  Friends,  head on down to Huntington for Great Beer and Food..
09/23/2021

Thank you Chapman's! Friends, head on down to Huntington for Great Beer and Food..

If you're anything like us, we just sit here anxiously waiting for our Chef's to present the new specials to us. Wow!! They did it again!!! They have presented us with some AMAZING fall flavors we know you are going to love.

Appetizer Special: Irish Nachos
Chapman’s take on a bar classic. Fresh fried house chips smothered in beer cheese, bacon, sour cream and scallions. $9

Soup: Butternut Squash
An autumn favorite. This fall flavored soup made from Butternut squashes roasted and reduced to a beautiful soup. Pairs perfectly with our newest beer release: Chap-o-lantern Lager. Cup $4, Bowl $6

Taco Special: BBQ Chicken Pita Tacos
Shredded chicken tossed in Chapman’s house BBQ sauce, house coleslaw and banana peppers all on 2 pita tortillas. Served with pub fries and chipotle ranch on the side. $10

Entree Special: Bison T-bone
A 1-lb bone in bison t-bone cooked to your liking, on top of a bed of garlic and parsley parmesan risotto. Served with a side of carrots braised in a z’tar maple sauce, and side salad. $22

Dessert: Pumpkin Creme Brulee
A classic creme brulee with pumpkin pie spice mixed in for a true taste of autumn. Try it with our newest beer release: Chap-o-lantern Pumpkin Lager or a Pumpkin Pie Martini $5

These specials begin tonight! Dine in or Carryout 260-200-1375. Open Thursday til 9pm. Friday and Saturday 11am- 10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm).

Photos from Chapman's Brewing Company - Huntington Taproom's post
09/15/2021

Photos from Chapman's Brewing Company - Huntington Taproom's post

09/09/2021

oooooo... it feels like soup weather!
Stop in and give our Bison Chili a try!
Open til 9pm.

Better late than never.  Congratulations again to Halie and Dustin , thank you for having your special Spring 2021 Weddi...
09/06/2021

Better late than never. Congratulations again to Halie and Dustin , thank you for having your special Spring 2021 Wedding at our ranch.

Thank you to Benjamin Kapp too for sharing some photos.

Address

7480 W River Rd
South Whitley, IN
46787

Telephone

(260) 229-9115

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Chase the Rainy Day Blues Away with one of these great items from our menu: 🥣 Sweet Potato Roasted Pepper Soup ( pairs great with our Epic Grilled Cheese) 🧀 Mac N’ Cheese Bowl, topped with chicken or Bison Chili (locally sourced from Eel River Bison Ranch and Event Center) 🍊 Citrus Spring Salad 💚 Lime Cheesecake 🍻 BeerRita! May we suggest a Zesty Orange, Raspberry Lime or Huckleberry one. Open for lunch 11am-2pm Soups, apps and beverages 2-4pm Dinner 4-9pm
It’s the perfect day for a bowl of our Bison Chili. Sara likes it topped with cheese and house made crema’. Our bison is locally sourced from Eel River Bison Ranch and Event Center! Try it today! Open for lunch 11am-2pm Apps, soups and beverages 2-4pm Dinner 4-9pm Drinks 9-10pm
Thank you to those who joined us for day #1 of our soft opening. It was so great to see so many smiling faces enjoying our new menu. Pictured here is our Charcuterie Board- from our “To Share” menu. It features Bison Meat from Eel River Bison Ranch and Event Center- South Whitley, In. Join us for our Public Opening 2-22-22!
Brought the house down with Darcy and Kylen Hill at Eel River Bison Ranch and Event Center. Congrats to the bride and groom! Chad Moring