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Monticello New Mexico was founded by ranchers and farmers in 1856 as Cañada Alamosa (Cottonwood Canyon). Its location was not far from the headquarters for the Warm Springs Apache Agency.

In 1881 the first postmaster, Aristide Bourguet, renamed the town and it became Monticello.

Built in a square around a plaza in order to protect residents from attack, the town’s buildings and homes are nearly all original adobe, lovingly restored in the last 20 years by new residents.

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Mass is still said at historic San Ignacio Catholic Church, built in 1867, and the Monticello cemetery has graves dating from the 1800s.

Monticello is known today for its organic farms including, most famously, O.M. (Old Monticello), the makers of an award-winning organic balsamic vinegar.

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Monticello’s Organic Farms

Gants Family Orchard

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gants family orchard in fair weather

A pecan orchard and baked goods shop in Cuchillo

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Jardin del Alma

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Jardin del Alma sells produce and other goods at the Sierra County Farmers Market

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Old Monticello Farms

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Find produce and products at the Sierra County Farmers Market and the Monticello Holiday Store

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South 40 Farms

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jams from South 40 Farms, Monticello New Mexico.

Available seasonally at the Sierra County Farmers Market, the Monticello Holiday Store, and other events

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Valhalla Orchards

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Monticello is located 25 miles north of T or C on NM 142