The Red Barn
A unique experience of homemade treats and fun can be found at the Red Barn in Santaquin, Utah. A standing invitation to go for a hayride in the fall or come for Orchard days complete with a cherry pit spit contest happens at the Red Barn.
As you travel south in the approaching autumn, you see the Red Barn from the freeway before you reach the exit. Upon leaving the freeway, you continue your journey on a paved road, driving by rural fields which gives a clean, fresh country feel to the travel experience. Of course, the locals know the quicker route coming from the north which offers a more in-depth look at the growing town of Santaquin.
Arriving at your destination, you feel immersed in the country as you stand in front of an authentic, big red barn. You can stroll up the dusty parking lot and go inside, where you are greeted with the delicious smell of homemade treats and fresh produce. In the middle of a crowd of people, who had gathered, are the bins of homemade ice cream as well as a old fashion soda fountain. You have so many flavors of ice cream to choose from including licorice and a seasonal flavor- pumpkin pie. The cute girl behind the counter is willing to let you choose more than one flavor even if you are only getting a small cone which could cause you to say, "Wow!" The amount of ice cream that goes on those small cones is comparable to the large cones at many places.
After you have enjoyed your ice cream thoroughly, you can venture outside to see the next adventure at the big Red Barn. In the autumn, the Red Barn offers a hayride down to their extensive pumpkin patch field. You climb aboard the large wooden wagon with other nostalgic people looking at the open fields and feeling the quietness of farm life until the start up of the thundering tractor . Yes, you sit on hay and you are pulled by a big tractor around the beautiful apple orchards, past a building where they process their crisp and delicious apple juice.
Upon arrival at the pumpkin patch, an additional delight meets your eyes. A fun, little maze perfect for children and for parents who want to keep track of where their children are in the twists and turns of the maze. You can go straight to the alluring maze to find out how skillfully you can maneuver without getting caught in a dead end. A great place for those quick eyed people who find the pumpkin of their choice sooner than others who take more time in search of the perfect pumpkin.
The orange dotted field beckons you to search for one thing that had drawn you to travel this wide, open countryside. Many people jumped right down after the wagon had stopped to go find the one pumpkin that they have always wanted or to help their eager children who wanted one so big that they could not carry it. What can feel like never ending rows of pumpkins has enough to keep everyone entertained for quite awhile in the search for the “perfect” pumpkin. Now, some smaller children see the perfect pumpkin as the one bigger than they are and so do a few teenagers; alas the pumpkins are not bigger than a full sized fourteen year old. Still, you will find ones in a variety of sizes and shapes from a skeleton shape to a “Charlie Brown” head of a perfectly round pumpkin.
Once you have your pumpkin and the tractor driver has rounded up any lost travelers in the winding maze, you climb back up for a hayride back to the Red Barn. As you take the bumpy ride back, you need to cling to your dear treasures; ones which could roll away and others with little feet trying to climb over the wooden rail. You arrive with a few pieces of hay still clinging to you but, happy with your choice of pumpkin which you have harvested yourself to take back home. What a delightful time you will find at the Red Barn and you will want to return soon.
A varieties of delicious homemade pies are available including pumpkin pie. You will find chocolate filled candy canes and gift boxes filled with yummy, original goodies.
Always on hand are many cherry items, yogurt covered cherries, red tart cherry concentrate, and including my favorite: cherry salsa. You will find fresh fruit and samples of freshly made apple juice in their large walk in refrigerated area. You can choose from a wonderful selection of jams and put together an elaborate gift basket of fresh fruit, nuts, candy, homemade chocolates, complete with a cute little stuffed moose toy.
The cheerful staff of people are helpful in finding what you need from wrapping up some homemade chocolate fudge or getting you a box of fresh harvested apples. Also, you will find caramel apples in variety for satisfying a sweet tooth. They have classes on how to make chocolates and canning classes for everything apple and many others ranging from gardening classes to pruning trees .
The spacious Red Barn with rolling acres of farmland, entertains and fill tummies of all ages throughout the year. They have a continuous flow of events and homemade, country grown products. With its welcoming doors, come see for yourself, what the Red Barn has for you!
Things to Do
The Red Barn
Starting every January, The Red Barn offers many flavors homemade ice cream. You will find many seasonal flavors throughout the year. You will be quite full by the amount of ice cream given to you on a cone or in a cup.
In the springtime, you can win a delicious homemade pie. Each pie has a pound of fruit in it. How the winner carries it home must be the real challenge.
Just in time, you will find informative gardening classes available. You will have the best advice at hand to help you prepare your own garden. If you decide to not follow through with the garden, do not worry because the fresh produce is growing rapidly for you to pick up at the
Canning classes are available. You will learn how the process is done. Luckily, if you need produce to add to your food storage, you are in the right place. The Red Barn not only has fresh produce but, the canning supplies.
Look on their website to find wonderful recipes. The directions are easy to follow and if you are missing any fresh ingredients, you will find them at the Red Barn. The recipes are mouth-watering and many of the recipes have pictures for you to look at on how to make the recipe and the look of the finished product.
You will find classes on herbs. Having fresh herbs on hand will greatly enhance the result of your recipes.
Turf and Tree care is a great class. Make sure to call The Red Barn to find out when the classes are available that you want to attend during the year.
- April 1st to October 31st, our hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
- November 1st to March 31st, our hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
- Closed Sundays
If you need to contact The Red Barn to find out what fresh produce is available or to place a special order, contact them at the above phone number or their toll free #1-888-754.5511
300 West 900 South - Santaquin, Utah 84655
Take I-15 to Exit 242 and go west to the Frontage Road (now named South Ridge Farms Road) and go north one mile - just look for the Big Red Barn!
Come and enjoy the country life. Shop for yourself and others and you will to home with many appreciated treats.