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About Us

Meet the Carlos'
Ben, LInda, and Yavanna


Black Bear Family Farms

Our family moved to Idaho in 2012 from New York to live closer to our six daughters who live in Idaho and Montana. We decided on a Black Bear for our logo as a way to remember how our roots started in New York. 

We have always had chickens and a vegetable gardens but after buying our first home, we decided to grow & sell vegetables, fruits & flowers at the local Farmers Market. We have always wanted to be more self reliant and live off your land. Being a market farmer provided a way for our dream to become a lifestyle.


 We became Vendors for the first time in 2018 at the Rexburg Market which started in May before our vegetables were ready (it is Idaho).

We decided to bring some of the large quantity of homemade Jams we had in our Pantry to Market just to have something on our table.

WOW! Everyone loved them!

Ben now makes over 40 varieties of Jams including all the Classic Jams plus Chocolate, Habanero, Jalapeño, Rhubarb, Floral, Huckleberry, Chokecherry and Sugar Free Jams. 

Soon we added Chickens and Turkeys to our Farmstead and started

selling Eggs at Market. 

In 2022 we added Quail and a meat bird, the American Bresse, to our flock. 

Our Gardens have grown over time too! We have 2 greenhouses and many raised beds since the soil is very rocky. 

In Feburary we start seeds in the house so we have Starter Plants avaliable at Market when it starts in May.  Helping others get a jump on the short growning season here in Idaho.

Our daughter Yavanna enjoys growing flowers & herbs and loves sharing her knowledge of the power of nature. She makes traditional herbal remedies including salves, teas, smelling salts, tea boxes, fruit vinegars and homemade vanilla.


We now participate at 2 Farmers Markets in Rexburg and Idaho Falls.  In the summer we also attend the Thornshire Renaissance Faire and during the Holiday Season we are vendors at several Craft Shows.

The local support and our online community is growing every year. 

We want to Thank You so much for your support and we are honored to be able to bring our products from our Farmstead to your Table.  

Why Black Bear Family Farms?

Local, Fresh Taste, Traditional

We love offering our eggs, fruits & vegetables directly- Farm to Table- to those in the local areas of St. Anthony, Rexburg, Idaho Falls and in between through the Rexburg and Idaho Falls Farmers Markets.

Our Jams are made with the Freshest Idaho Fruits and Flowers.  We love hearing your expericences after trying our Jams. - "That tastes just like fresh fruit.",  "Rose Jelly? It's so delicate.  Tastes like it smells without being potpourri, its wonderful." "Your Jalapeno Jams have all the taste of Jalapeno with just the right amount of heat." 

We also offer an eco-friendly discount when you bring back your empty jars.  

We use traditional methods of Wildcrafting, growing, collecting and steeping flowers and herbs to create Natural Remedies, Healing Ointments & Salves, Flaxseed Facemasks, Refreshing Smelling Salts, Teas and beautiful Tea Boxes.

We like to keep the history of using God's gifts of nature to bring health, healing and happiness to our family and yours.

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