FARM IN THE DELL: FAIRFIELD, MONTANA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FRONT FARM
Our farm is for people with intellectual disabilities along the Rocky Mountain Front.
Our mission is to build a community-based, self-supporting farm for people with intellectual disabilities in the Rocky Mountain Front area. Our goal is to provide a home where individuals can live healthy and productive lives, while they integrate into the local community in a way that is beneficial for both the community and the farm.
Our dream is to provide an opportunity to people with intellectual disabilities to remain living and working in their home communities throughout their adult life, along the Rocky Mountain Front, in a farm environment.
To give back to the Rocky Mountain Front community in ways that include; a local farmers market, opportunities for the residents to interact with the community on the farm, and to support local businesses.
The Farm in the Dell concept was started in the late 1980’s by Lowell & Susan Bartels in the Flathead area of Kalispell, Montana. Farms have now expanded in Montana to Helena, Butte, Broadus, and Great Falls, Lewistown, Wisconsin, as well as internationally to Saskatoon (Canada) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).
Farm in the Dell – Rocky Mountain Front will model itself after these established facilities, however, each farm can establish its own enterprises according the needs and desires of the residents.