13 responses to Arkansas Amish
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    Alice Aber
    Arkansas Amish (March 31st, 2011 at 07:22)

    Very interesting Erik! I never knew there were Amish in Arkansas, but perhaps with so few there not many do know.

    Blessings, Alice

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    Beth shriver
    Arkansas Amish (March 31st, 2011 at 11:39)

    I visited an Amish group down here in Texas in Grandview. They said they don’t count on farming to live on and grow just enough for themselves and sell at Farmer’s markets. They say it’s tough to farm in texas compared to when they lived in Philly.

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      Kelly
      Amish Settlements (July 1st, 2012 at 11:55)

      Amish Settlements

      I wonder why Amish have not settled down in the state of Washington! It is beautiful here with plunty of land for farming and agriculture.

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    D. Bush
    How do I find an Amish family? (October 12th, 2011 at 20:26)

    How do I find an Amish family?

    I don’t know who I should ask or even what I can do? I lived with a family as a child that I called my family. I don’t remember their last named even. I was very small. I was considered a foundling. They called me Kinder and Dorothea or Dorthy. It was the closest approximation of my English name. Eventually my “English” grandparents came to claim me. I want to see if they are still alive and thriving.

    I remember the woman I called Mama, was young and still had not had children. She was due to have one when I left. We lived on a street that faced each others houses. Across the street were a bunch of boys that were Amish also.

    There was a general store, which only big strong men could go into because the things for sale tempted me so. English people would come into the store and comment about how “adorable” I was sitting on the bench outside. I remember having trouble sitting still and waiting for Papa, the man I called Papa.

    I was too young for school yet. I was in Pennsylvania. My grandparents told me they moved to Ohio and that I would never see them again when I was little. They told me I should forget about them. I am an adult now. I still can’t forget them. When I talk about the things I did with my husband as a child, I still refer to them as Mamma and Papa. I would like to know that they are fine and to thank them for caring for me even though I was a strange foundling.

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    Henry
    I am looking for fresh produce (July 3rd, 2012 at 01:10)

    I am looking for fresh produce

    I was told about a Amish community that sells produce some outside of Little Rock, AR I was wondering where it is excatly and if I could got there and by some of there produce. I would like to know what all is available to purchase.

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      Regina G. Turner
      info (January 26th, 2013 at 11:53)

      info

      There is an Amish branded store in Arkansas that resells their products. Mostis from other areas, check out Amish store in Arkansas. The produce you are thinking of comes from Mennonites. We have a gathering outside LittleRock that come to city several times a month, more likely to see them near Bryant, Benton area.

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      Virginia
      amish store outside little rock, ar (October 30th, 2013 at 20:51)

      amish store outside little rock, ar

      I’m not sure about one that is near Little Rock but Midway Discount Foods is a Mennonite owned store in Dardanelle, Ar. The owner of the store is a helpful man and might know of the place that you are looking for. The number for the store is 479-229-3368. Hope you find a family store to support :)

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    Directory for AR Amish? (September 8th, 2014 at 19:50)

    Directory for AR Amish?

    Does anyone know where to find any directory information on the Amish in AR? With so few communities I’m doubting that they have their own directory — so not sure where to look.

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      virginia
      Arkansas Amish (September 9th, 2014 at 00:10)

      I doubt there is one since I haven’t heard of any communities remaining but if there is a directory the only person who might know of it or could tell you who might have info would be the owner of the Discount Foods store and number I listed above. He and the community there are Beechy Amish/Mennonite and are very nice people. If he can help you Im sure he wont hesitate to do so. Good luck with your search :)

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      Greg
      Yes (December 19th, 2014 at 21:20)

      Yes

      Belleville AR
      And just north of hector
      There is another outside of Harrison near the Missouri border.

      I personally work with each of these communities

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        Arkansas Amish (December 19th, 2014 at 22:08)

        Greg, are you talking about Salem? It’s about an hour-and-a-half from Harrison. (Eric has a page here highlighting that settlement.)

        I don’t know anything about a community at Belleville. They are not listed in the AR Amish Dir. Are they a new settlement?

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          Greg
          Arkansas Amish (December 19th, 2014 at 23:26)

          Belleville is a beachy Amish Mennonite church community. They have a store ran by stuzman family. And no the one by Harrison I am talking about is between Harrison and Branson. I’ll get the community name this weekend when I go up there. Belleville is at least 10 years old. I have been working with them since I moved from Iowa. I grew up Amish and never got baptized. These are my people. I stay very involved in the community even though I chose to live English.

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    Greg
    Your research is not correct (December 19th, 2014 at 21:18)

    Your research is not correct

    There is an old order Amish and Mennonite community in bellville Arkansas. See stutzman pantry which is an Amish store there. Another group called kuper Amish just outside of hector Arkansas . Then The other three you mentioned.

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