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It's Always a Good Day to Savor "Savor the Barn" in Monticello
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It's Always a Good Day to Savor "Savor the Barn" in Monticello


            A dictionary says that means "to enjoy completely".

            Savor the barn.

            If you are ever near Monticello, that’s exactly what you must do.

Savor the Barn is a farm-to-table store located just south of Monticello and just southeast of Langworthy off of Highway 151. It offers meats, cheeses, fresh produced, baked goods, honey, and jams, ceramics, wines, beers, and memorable wooden crafts (to celebrate many different holidays). Many of the offerings have a very local flavor. The meat and produce come from the Hunt’s farm, (the store owners)-- just a stone’s throw from the store.  Baked goods arrive from Cheryl’s Flour Garden only ten miles away in Cascade. Jams are made by Clear Creek Orchard in Collins, just over one hundred miles away. Some wines are made at Crimson Sunset Winery, also in Cascade.

They say you shouldn’t shop hungry, but at Savor the Barn, there will be ample products for you to sample. It will give you stamina as you browse the store. Look for the holiday decorations made from tree trunks, offered at very reasonable prices.

You could pick up some bacon and kolaches for tomorrow morning or you could gather some of the fixins you could enjoy on a picnic.

The hogs here are raised in unconfined spaces and are not given antibiotics. So if you like to support sustainable and responsible agriculture and locally-sourced food, Savor the Barn would be a good place to start.

Monticello has a picturesque and historic downtown to enjoy. And, of course, if you are there in late July, you can visit the Great Jones County Fair.

But don’t wait until then. Savor the Barn is a place worth visiting the next time you make it to Jones County.

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