14245 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL | Directions 6004842.279452 -87.909336
Sat & Sun 8am-4pm
This restaurant is called Magnolia Cafe & Bakery and it supports a community of disabled people enabling them to have a quality life. The whole farm including the restaurant, PET SHOP- though controversial- and Thrift Store supports
people with developmental disabilities. People with developmental disabilities will also be spotted working at these businesses which is very endearing to see. The restaurant has great burgers and pleasant staff. I would suggest that anyone go there to eat and especially those visiting for Navy Graduation go and try it out, it is close by and has decent food and supports a good cause. Its a non profit organization.
DO NOT BUY ANIMALS FROM LAMBS FARM – Do not buy animals from Lamb's Farm! They get them from puppy mills and MOST have or will have problems. My vet just told me that they have documented PROOF of 5 puppies that had to be put down in the first 3 months of their lives. If anybody has a similar story please Email it to me. Here is my story that I sent to them with no response, of course..
I have a "Lhasa" we got 4 Christmas's ago and have to put her to sleep. She has had seizures since the beginning and now can't even walk! Her hips and legs have had problems since the beginning. Now her back has caused her legs to be paralyzed. I have spent over $10,000 on her and we can't fix her. How can you sell animals like this? I know MANY, MANY animals have been returned to you, and you keep getting dogs from these horrible breeders/puppy mills. For now you have destroyed the lives of 9 people. Below is a paragraph on your web site. It is a joke! I can't tell you how devastated I am. It hurts SO BAD that I can't do anything to help her. You charge OUTRAGEOUS price for damaged and mixed animals. Not for profit? What a joke!
I wish this Email would make a difference, but it won't. I hope you are all really happy selling animals that you KNOW have or will have problems.
Thanks A Lot. My heart hurts so bad.
Dawn, Mike, Michael, Daniel, Matthew, Sandra, Shelby, Samantha, Donna
A loving atmosphere of support for people with disabilities – Lamb's Farm is a wonderful little place to spend an afternoon. If you're in the northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin area and want a nice drive to a place where you can picnic or have a decent lunch in the restaurant you will enjoy your visit. It's not an amusement park and there is not allot to do but it's worth an afternoon to take small kids for pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, gift shops and pet shop. It's run by volunteers and we have even seen members of the Marine Corps. doing volunteer work here. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing people with disabilities a chance to grow, flourish and produce in a caring environment. I think this is a wonderful philosophy and a learning experience for all of us. Come and visit even if you don't have kids. It's a great campus.
Terrific burger – We had hoped to go for breakfast, but ended up going for a late weekday lunch. The restaurant looks like the name, a quaint country inn restaurant on a "farm". Most meals were under $10. Kids meals were$3.99-$5.00 including a drink, applesauce, and fries. My husband got their hamburger which came with choice of cheese, but also offered free extras like mushrooms and bacon. His burger was terrific. He doesn't gush on food usually. I got the salad bar and French onion soup. The soup was very good. The salad bar was adequate with many items in a small space including both tuna and chicken salad. A few of the items (spinach and cucumbers come to mind) were not fresh looking or tasting. The canned pudding was lumpy. We used an Entertainment book coupon without a problem. Remember, many days this restaurant closes at 3pm (open late Fri/Sat, I think).
Be sure to allow extra time to stroll by the other cottage industries on the property. Lamb's farm is a relaxing place with several businesses that support their residents.
Petting zoo, miniature golf and a pet shop all reside on this fun farm. – The Experience
While Lambs Pet Shop remains the centerpiece of the farm, families stop by regularly to visit the Farmyard Petting Zoo (goats and sheep, and even a few llamas), to play miniature golf and take a boat ride on the lake or an excursion on the miniature train. In addition to the popular Country Inn Restaurant, snack bar, ice cream parlor and bakery, visitors can shop at the pet store and card and gift shop.
Lambs Farm began as the dream of Corinne Owen and Robert Terese, former special-education teachers. In 1961, they opened a pet shop in Chicago and hired adults with mental disabilities as employees. In 1965, the enterprise moved to its present Libertyville location. Today, Lambs Farm provides a place for mentally disabled adults to live and work within the framework of a supportive community. It's also a wonderful place to take the kids.
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