Weston Red Barn Farm is located on Wilkerson Road in Weston, Missouri. This adorable destination sits on acres of greenery and has a country store, farmers market, apple orchards, corn maze, and farm animals of all sorts. It hosts a variety of events including weddings, receptions, company picnics and school tours, and it not only offers fresh produce harvested right there on the farm, but this lovely place supports local farmers by offering their produce as well. Visiting Weston Red Barn Farm is an experience – it’s like catching a glimpse of a different way-of-life set in another time. It’s colorful, educational, exciting, and simply wonderful. If you’ve never visited, we highly recommend you stop by. Every member of your family will enjoy it.
This was our second trip to the farm. Our first was over two years ago, in the summertime, and we hadn’t forgotten about it since. This time we visited on a Saturday in October. The temperature was typical for a northern autumn day, and it had been raining on and off so there was the occasional mist and cold breeze in the air. It was the perfect setting for exploring this unique place with a cup of hot apple cider in hand. There’s so much to do and see at Weston Red Barn Farm, but our first stop was the country store. Why? Pickles and Apple Butter, of course! During our first visit we purchased a jar of each and regretted not having bought more. If you like pickles or apple butter, or both, then the purchase of these items is a must – they are delicious! They’re located in the Grocery section of the store just under the big blue “Grocery” sign. Typically, we would wait to purchase anything until right before we leave, but I didn’t want to forget or find them sold out so the country store was our first stop. But if pickles and apple butter aren’t your “thing”, there’s plenty of other foods to tempt your taste buds and rare and intriguing objects that will catch your eye. At the very least, however, you should take a moment to walk along the pinewood floors of this adorable rustic store.
Right outside the country store sits another little rustic structure where we purchased that hot apple cider to sip along our journey through the acres of this picturesque farm. With cider in hand (and pickles and apple butter) we continued on.
You can’t go to a farm and not check out the farm animals. We saw goats, sheep, llamas, a big turkey and a fat piggy. Some were more than happy to pose for the camera, but others weren’t so willing to cooperate. There were several other animals we didn’t get to see because they chose to stay inside their barns and coops. It was a chilly day, so we don’t blame them.
The country store is flanked by apple orchards, which were much more lively and vibrant during the summer two years ago when we visited. With it being October, of course, that wasn’t the case this go-around. Most of the apples had already been picked or had fallen to the ground, and those still hanging onto the trees had seen better days. We still took a walk through one of the two orchards, but we didn’t take many pictures because we felt it wouldn’t accurately portray their beauty when in full bloom.
The corn maze was perfect for children since you could walk a mile in and still see the farm. It wouldn’t be much of a challenge for adults, though, which makes it perfect for me since I have no sense of direction, can’t remember anything from one minute to the next, and am far too immature to be considered an adult. But with all the rain over the last few days, it was quite muddy and would have only left us wet and dirty, so….. we headed on in. It wasn’t much to look at, but either were we by time we exited.
We made our way to the Pumpkin Market setup inside and outside of a 150-year-old mule barn. There were pumpkins and gourds in all shapes, sizes and colors. They lined the walk ways, decorated the grass, and were piled on slats of wood and directly on the the ground. They were in baskets, crates, barrels, and even bath tubs. Some were pretty while others were odd, but they were all interesting and fun to look at. Pumpkins were everywhere, and it was awesome!
This little guy is a resident of Weston Red Barn Farm. An employee told us he can be a little “testy” sometimes, which is the reason for the sign. He sure does look comfortable.
If you’re ever in Weston, or just Missouri, a visit to the Weston Red Barn Farm should be added to your list of places to see. This lovely destination is not “just” a farm. It’s a place for children to learn and families to bond. It’s a place to embrace and appreciate nature. It’s a reminder of the basics of life that are all too often either forgotten or taken for granted. It’s an experience you won’t regret gifting yourself or your children.
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