In April, 2013 our powerful irrigation well unexpectedly failed. Repeated attempts to repair it cost us our life savings. At the urging of our friends, we launched a make-or-break crowd funding campaign to build a new well that would cost us $150,000. Sixty days later, on January 20, 2014, we miraculously reached our goal all because of the outpouring of support by over 500 caring hearts. The ranch and our bison have been saved and the real work of rebuilding begins. Stay with us as we work through this historic California drought to restore water, reseed, re-fence the biodiverse pasture and haygrounds to a thriving, sustainable 100% grassfed bison operation.

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Discover the Cattle Queen's Legacy.

When Margaret Carlston drove 500 head of cattle across miles of unfenced land from Canada into Montana in 1903, she was providing the best known red meat of her day. Gaining the title "Cattle Queen of Montana®" she earned the respect of ranchers and politicians alike, raising and marketing top quality beef as a highly prized source of protein in the Old West.

Named after her great grandmother, Kathy Margaret Carlston Lindner and her husband Ken, proudly bring you top quality grassfed bison as a delicious and healthful red meat alternative to Great-grandma Carlston’s beef.

Lindner Bison forage on native grasses, pretty much as they always did and are free of questionable drugs or hormones. Naturally lower in fat and cholesterol, higher in protein, bison is incredibly delicious, with a flavor similar to beef.

Margaret Carlston’s pioneering spirit, work ethic and vision provide an important cornerstone in Lindner Bison. Kathy and Ken proudly invite you to join them as you

Discover the Cattle Queen’s legacy.
Margaret Carlston, 1861-1931
Cattle Queen of Montana®

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"Standing into the Storm” is a heart story, made astronomically more poignant because it's true. This is the untold story about the integrity food movement -- the sheer passion and persistence required to bring healing food to the culture. Behind the scenes of every integrity food producer is a story of finding heart, not losing heart, filling hearts. Kathy Lindner captures the drama and soul of heritage food like an Indian Chief protecting his village from the Seventh Cavalry. Few people have the privilege of living out such conviction and care. As I read this nurturing story, wiping tears many times, my heart yearned for everyone who cares to immerse themselves in these pages. It speaks to your heart.
- JOEL SALATIN, Polyface Farms,
Swoope, VA



Northern CA
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