In 1961, Bob Terese and Corrine Owen opened a small pet shop on Chicago’s State Street. It was like every other small business, with one exception; the 12 employees had developmental disabilities.

A few years later, Bob and Corrine relocated their efforts to a 70-acre former dairy farm near Libertyville, IL, to grow the program and give more people with developmental disabilities the opportunities they deserved.

Today, Lambs Farm is a place where people with developmental disabilities work toward achieving their goals and living their best life. The Sugar Maple Country Store & Bakery is one of the businesses where participants can learn new skills, dream big and receive valuable job training, which includes preparing this special gift just for you.

Thank you, WJE, for supporting our mission. We are forever grateful.



The men and women of Lambs Farm