• Nida Aley

A Pedacito of The Weston Red Barn Farm in Platte County, Missouri

Updated: Jun 19

We live in a very sleepy, little town. There isn’t much to do here and nowhere to go for fun. We have maybe three fine dining places if I’m being generous, and 5 to 6 fast food places. The owner of the only bakery in town keeps ridiculous hours and is almost always on vacation.


So, the town itself is pretty slow and dull but two towns over there is a little farm called Weston Red Barn. They have a pumpkin patch, adorable little farm animals, they sell their produce and jams, jellies, pickles, sauces, soaps, creams, and candles they make.

When you live in a small town like mine a farm like Weston Red Barn in Platte County, Missouri is a sight for sore eyes
When you live in a small town like mine a farm like Weston Red Barn in Platte County, Missouri is a sight for sore eyes
There are root vegetables of every size at Weston Red Barn Farm
There are root vegetables of every size at Weston Red Barn Farm
Weston Red Barn Farm is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon
Weston Red Barn Farm is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon

It’s many acres of farmland. Most of it is used to plant crops which they then sell at their store, there’s a vegetable patch, fruit trees, and lots and lots of flowers. The flowers are sold at the store and are also used in the various perfumes, oils, and soaps they make.


In the fall, the trees turn orange, yellow, and gold. There are pumpkins of every size, color, and shape. You can feed the little goats, the ponies, the chickens, the ducks, and geese, there’s even a cute little llama.

I come to Weston Red Barn for the pumpkins, but I stay for the animals
I come to Weston Red Barn for the pumpkins, but I stay for the animals

The animals on the farm might be my favorite part. They’re all used to being around humans so they are really friendly. Several dogs of various sizes will meander around the farm like they own the place, there are also various breeds of cats. The cats and dogs live in harmony, ignoring each other’s existence. There are two miniature donkeys and several little fluffy ponies that are just the cutest things ever! You can feed them grass, shoots, or some corn.


The chickens are fun to watch, as they run around their little enclosure, clucking and making a ruckus. Right opposite the chickens is the ducks and geese enclosure, they are slightly dangerous and might bite you. I recommend keeping your distance and admiring them from afar. When we visited the farm one of the goats had had a baby a few weeks ago. Now, these are already miniature goats, can you imagine how small the baby goat was?! It was just the most darling little thing!


There is only one llama and he is a curious fella. He wants to investigate everything and will follow you around as far as his enclosure will let him. He is super friendly and will nuzzle you if you come close enough and feed him his favorite treat.


Take a walk around their store and you can buy colorful ears of corn, fruit, beautifully packaged spice rubs, chutneys, pasta, even homemade candy. The store is a delight to walk through and there is no way you’re going to walk out without buying something.

The origin of Weston Red Barn's delicious kettle corn
The origin of Weston Red Barn's delicious kettle corn
The Weston Red Barn Farm showcases pumpkins from all over the world
The Weston Red Barn Farm showcases pumpkins from all over the world
And did I mention Weston Red Barn has pumpkins?
And did I mention Weston Red Barn has pumpkins?

During the fall they have stalls set up that sell food, you can get kettle corn, ice cream, waffles, fresh donuts, coffee, candy apples, apple cider, BBQ, and cotton candy.

The small store at Weston Red Barn Farm has some seriously tasty treats
The small store at Weston Red Barn Farm has some seriously tasty treats
Weston Red Barn Farm is a perfect place to find those fall decorations
Weston Red Barn Farm is a perfect place to find those fall decorations

There’s even an animatronic family that you can watch go about their day. The mom with a baby, the dad at work. There are hayrides for the kids and adults and lots of other fun things to do. They occasionally have a band there to play live music and the atmosphere is really lively and fun.

It seems Little Bo Peep has lost something at Weston Red barn Farms
Weston Red Barn's animatronics show a typical day for this small farm family
Weston Red Barn's animatronics show a typical day for this small farm family
Here, we see Weston Red Barn's recreation of American Gothic
Here, we see Weston Red Barn's recreation of American Gothic

The Barn is huge and the area around it is lush and green. It’s a lovely place if you want a rustic, outdoorsy wedding. They rent their place for other outdoor events as well.

I really think West Red barn Farm would make a perfect place for someone's wedding
I really think West Red barn Farm would make a perfect place for someone's wedding
 

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