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1620 Fort Riley Blvd, Suite 101
Manhattan, KS 66502

(785)539-4811

People's Grocery Cooperative Exchange is a member-owned food store in Manhattan, Kansas specializing in local, organic, natural and allergen-free food options. Our knowledgable and caring staff is dedicated to a sustainable lifestyle, especially as we continue to grow. We offer a wide variety of bulk products, organic and local produce and meats, an extensive supplement and herb selection, a natural grocery department with a focus on small and sustainable companies and deli where everything is homemade. Stop by and grab the most sustainable sandwich and town and check out our selection. You will not be disappointed! 

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Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

Plumlee Buffalo Ranch supplies us with nutriuous, lean, ground buffalo and ground buffalo patties.

Plumlee Buffalo (closeup)

About Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

Shirley & Larry Plumlee

Farmers for Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

Motto: "We strive to educate people about these majestic animals through our tours and provide healthy, natural meats to our customers."

Website: www.plumleeranch.com

Facebook: PlumleeRanch

Location of Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

Alma, KS (30 miles from People's Grocery Cooperative)


Are you open to Farm Visits?
Yes, we host lots of tours by appointment. See our website for more information. 

How long has your farm been in existence?
12 years

What do you raise?
Buffalo

Can you give us a brief history of your farm?
Larry & Shirley both grew up on cattle ranches.  In the past 20 years we have raised cattle and horses but switched to buffalo because they are easier to care for, never get sick and have no calving problems. Our Buffalo Ranch used to be near the Manhattan Airport, but it moved to the Interstate 70 & Highway 99 location in 2008.

Buffalo Grazing
Buffalo Eating

Buffalo at Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

Which, if any, organic certifications does your farm have? If none, do you use organic or conventional practices? 
Not organic but strictly grass fed. They are not grained before slaughter.

What chemicals (antibiotics, de-wormer, hormones, etc.) do you use? How often? 
We never use antibiotics, hormones or any other shots. 

Describe the type of grazing system you employ. (For example, do you rotate your pastures/ rangeland? Do you fertilize or plant seeds?)
We have 400 acres of pasture- some native grasses, some brome. Natural springs for water.

When supplementing your feed, what type do you use? Do you make an effort to avoid GMOs?
We feed them hay in the winter, some prairie hay and some brome. It is all local.

Do you feed your animals vitamins and/or use mineral blocks?
They have salt and mineral blocks available.

Where is your meat processed? What are you slaughtering practices? 
We use Frankfort Locker (state inspected)

What would you like People's Grocery Co-Op shoppers to know about your products? What sets you apart?
We want to offer people healthy, natural meat that is very low in fat and tastes great.

What vision do you have for the future of your farm and/or the future of food?
We hope more people will realize the value of natural and organic food.