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The Farmer’s House Transition Program serves adolescents and young adults with Developmental Disabiltiities ages 12-21. The transition program addresses each student’s individual academic goals, vocational skill enhancement, social skill development, physical activity and life skills.  The Farmer’s House provides  opportunities for participants to explore a variety of academic activities and occupations based on their interests and skill level.

Four Platte County School Districts participate weekly engaging in hands-on vocational activities in our gardens and market.  Individualized Education Plans developed by student teams create goals which develop life skills that will ensure that each individual is prepared to make the transition from student to adulthood.  The time spent exploring and engaging in a variety of employment opportunities at The Farmer’s House is embedded in individual goals.


The Farmers House Seeds of Change Program

Farmer’s House Market

The original Farmer’s House Market is located in the historic Vaughn’s Orchard space in Weston, Missouri. The second location is at 415 Main Street in downtown Weston.  The Market provides a community-integrated, hands on work environment where participants learn valuable vocational skills by experiencing all aspects of running a small business, including customer service, operating a cash register, stocking and pricing merchandise, cleaning, maintenance and much more.


The Farmers House Farm to Fork Kitchen

Seeds of Change

The Seeds of Change Garden teaches individuals with developmental disabilities the vocational aspects of planning, planting, growing, distributing and selling their garden vegetables in addition to the benefits of eating healthy food choices.

However, even more important than learning practical work skills, The Farmer’s House programs provide the chance to cultivate self-esteem, grow a sense of self worth, and harvest the confidence and passion that come from a job well done.


Farm to Fork Kitchen

The Farmer’s House Farm to Fork Kitchen has a variety of responsibilities and opportunities for our Farmers to learn valuable vocational skills. Farmers are involved in every step of creating and serving delicious catered meals and  baking homemade breads and sweet treats to sell in our market.  Creating new products to sell is forever evolving and our Farmers have had the best ideas!

 

The Farmers House

Embracing, Enhancing, and Supporting the Lives of Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities (our Farmers)

23200 Highway 273 - Weston, MO  64098 - 816-800-9386
415 Main Street - Weston, MO  64098 - 816-640-3276
4740 Rainbow Blvd. - Westwood, KS 66205 - 913-283-8402

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A Place Where Exceptional Farmers

Live, Work, Play and Grow