STEVENSVILLE — The Primitive Barn, an “old and new farm/barn decor store” as described by its owner, Amelia “Amy” Merryman of Stevensville, opened its doors Saturday, May 16, after the governor’s stay-at-home order lifted.

“We had planned to have a grand opening April 1, but the shelter-at-home order by Gov. Larry Hogan changed that plan,” Merryman said. “So we’re looking at having a celebration Oct. 3.”

Merryman indicated her store will have seasonal changes of themes: fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. It currently carries a variety of “new and old farm house gifts,” including themed signs, antique furniture, home decorations, purses, hats, and unique bee wax and goat milk products.

Merryman is especially excited about carrying Kitchen Kettle Village products of jams, jellies, relish and barbecue sauces, to mention just a few. The Kitchen Kettle Village products are made exclusively in Lancaster, Pa.

The Primitive Barn is at 460 Main St., Suite 110, Stevensville. Its phone number 410-443-6119. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday.

Shop online at, or find it on Facebook at primitivebarnhomedecor.

“This store has been a dream of mine for a long time,” Merryman said.

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