What's with the name?
People seem to like our name, Jolie Vue Farms, but are curious about its origin and meaning. Simple — Glen’s grandfather was a free range, organic dairy and vegetable farmer on the outskirts of Lake Charles, Louisiana. (They just referred to it as “farming” back then.) His farm was known as Fair View Dairy. We wanted to adopt the same name, but it was already taken. Since our family is predominantly of Cajun French heritage, we translated “Fair View” into French, hence the name Jolie Vue, or pretty view.
Since its acquisition in 1989, Glen and HoniAnn’s goal was rehabilitation and restoration of the land on the Rockin’ B. Glen and HoniAnn got to work reviving the native grasses, clovers, wildflowers, while letting Nature keep her sure, steady pace. While some particularly neglected sections of the farm were re-seeded in native vegetation, most of the new growth occurred from seed lying dormant in the soil! It has been truly wonderful to watch as the farm transformed itself from an over-grazed and neglected environment to a natural oasis which invited not only the return of native vegetation, but the wildlife that subsists on it as well. There's nothing like the blue-stem hills of Washington County and Jolie Vue Farms!
Jolie Vue Farms is a Rockin' B Enterprise, owned and operated by the Boudreaux family — Glen and Honi Ann, supported by their children, Elizabeth and Chris (with grandsons Henry, Robert, and Adair), Frank and Megan ( granddaughter Fiona), and John Henry and Emily. Daily management of the farm is provided by Clay Theeck, a multi-generational stockman. The farm is located in the bluebonnet hills of Independence, Texas about 85 miles northwest of Houston, in Washington County.
Open Farm Day
What to expect
Once or twice a year, we host an Open Farm event. Members and their families and friends (for a nominal fee) are invited to spend the day at our farm. We give tours, explanations and demos of our farming methods, hay rides, cooking demonstrations, and organized hikes which are agricultural scavenger hunts. We also have food, beer and wine samples. Come sit and visit at the hilltop where we answer questions about our operation. We enjoy the time of getting to know our customers and receiving their feedback about our meats.
Get close to nature
We also identify the native grasses that are currently growing and allow folks to feed the pigs for fun. We offer some Girl Scout and Boy Scout merit badge requirement opportunities. It's a great day of education, fun, relaxation in the fresh air and freedom of the Texas Hill Country. Come see where your food lives!