BLACK BEAR FARM AND APIARY started after many years of daydreaming and exchanging “what-ifs.” Corry and Paige Powell would say, “one day we will have land, cows, chickens, and fresh veggies.” They knew they wanted to raise their kids with space to run. They also had aspirations of providing food for themselves. As fate would have it, the perfect little fixer-upper farm, in the perfect smallish town in Texas came on the market.
2016 became the start of “for real” farming, as Paige would call it. What started with 25 chickens has grown into 300 chickens, 6 cows, 3 peacocks, 100 turkeys, 6 pigs, 4 farm pups, a handful of cats, about a million honeybees, and 1 amazing garden.
Black Bear Farm and Apiary has grown so much, that they now offer a variety of experiences to the community. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind meal onsite by booking a Garden Dinner with friends. With local catering by @thisgirlskitchen, Julie Lightfoot, it’s a true farm-to-table experience dining under the stars.
Each summer, local children look forward to attending Farm Camp, where campers fill their day with activities such as collecting eggs, hunting fossils, feeding pigs, milking cows, and much more!
“We love knowing where our food is coming from, and that it’s grown ETHICALLY with the animal in mind each step of the way. We love how much we have learned about ourselves, this process, and just life in general through farming. But most of all, we LOVE that it connects us with the community we live in.” —Paige
As you can imagine, following the tales of a family managing a farm could provide some comic relief. You can find Paige and her gang on Instagram @blackbearfarm or online at blackbearfarm.net.
"...we LOVE that it connects us with the community we live in.”