In the spring of 1976, Rich and Krista Haws moved their young family to Farmington, Utah. Befriended by a local dairy farmer and his family, Aaron and Jetta Richards became the catalyst for what would become a unique mixed used planned development on the west side of Farmington. The Richards Dairy Farm, along with the assemblage of 8 total farms became what is now Station Park and Park Lane Commons. Red Barn Farms is strategically located in the middle of this master planned development area, directly off of I-15 and along the Legacy Trail.
Red Barn Farms
The Haws family had a desire to give something back to the community - the original plan was to construct a working community farm, within the master planned development, to help keep the feeling of the farm in Farmington. After development of the farm, they lost their son Dustin (21) to an accidental drug overdose.
This set in motion the desire to help other families and individual struggling with addiciton and a place to turn for help.
The location and setting of the farm was unique and provided the base for the formation of the Non-Profit organization (501c3 approved - Public Charities) of Red Barn Farms. It is important to the Haws family and to the community that it be a not for profit program. Our goal is to provide awareness and opportunities for those in recovery as we comfort this plague of our generation. At Red Barn Farms we are all in "Recovery", working to "Recover" relationships and our sense of purpose as we work together to heal individuals and families.
Today Red Barn Academy is founded on the belief that if students are brought back to their roots new growth begins. Our students feel safe in a place that helps rebuild lives. At the farm we focus on life from the farm perspective. Hard work, discipline, and responsibility are just a few farm elements that create real life changes.
We are not a drug rehab. When we say farm, work, and new life, we mean it.
12/11/11 - 8/5/14
We miss you Ruby...