We are often asked how we came up with our logo, specifically what the significance of the Bear is. Most connect the Bear with Barreras, which undoubtedly fits the bill and is easy to associate the image of the Bear with our family name. But for us the Bear has a deeper meaning, tracing back to the very beginning of what is now the Barreras Family Farm.
Mariel and I met in Fairbanks, Alaska where much of our free time was filled with fishing, riding ATVs, and hunting, especially for spring Black Bear. Yes, our very first official dates were spent hunting spring Black Bear surrounded by mosquitos the size of birds, plenty of bear around the bait station, and on occasion a surprise bear standing right next to our ATVs. That is a story you will need to ask Mariel about during your visit.
It was during these early adventures we learned about each other’s dreams. One of our shared dreams was to have a big family. With six wonderful boys and a beautiful princess I think we have fulfilled this dream. The second was a place to leave a lasting legacy for our children, a place to share our joys and experiences with the community around us. We are creating a farm where families and children can fulfill their dreams of living a farm life if for only an afternoon. The Bear represents the beginning of our family, our farm, and the dreams of those around us.
Barreras Family Farm is dedicated to emulate the seven Army Values both in our daily farm operations and community involvement. We strive to operate our farm with a Christ-centered perspective, dedicated to sustainable land and animal stewardship and to the distribution of high quality farm products.
Barreras Family Farm provides pasture raised, antibiotic and hormone free, sustainable farm products via direct retail and wholesale customers in the Omaha and surrounding areas.
Barreras Family Farm provides educational programs, farm field trips and its annual Rent-a-Chick program to help foster an understanding of natural sustainable farming practices with the local community.
Barreras Family Farm is the only certified Homegrown by Heroes farm in Omaha, NE.
The Homegrown By Heroes label is proudly displayed on products grown, raised and produced by hardworking farmer veterans who have chosen to serve their nation twice – once by defending it and once by feeding it.
About the Program
Homegrown By Heroes (HBH) is the official farmer veteran branding program of America. The HBH logo serves to inform consumers that products donning the logo were produced by military veterans. The program is available to farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and value-added producers of all branches and eras of military service. Link to FVC.
Farmer Veteran Coalition Mission: