20 responses to Arkansas Amish
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    Alice Aber
    Comment on 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
    Comment on 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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      Comment on 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
    Comment on 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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      Comment on This may help (June 4th, 2015 at 16:37)

      This may help

      You might try posting an inquiry in the Budget Newspaper. I’m told it reaches Amish and Mennonite families all over the country. Here is
      the contact information. Try to give them as much information as possible.

      PO Box 249
      134 North Factory Street
      Sugarcreek Ohio 44681
      Phone: 330-852-4634 Fax: 330-852-4421
      Email: information@thebudgetnewspaper.com

      Good luck with your search and I hope you find your “other” family.

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    Comment on 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
      Comment on info (January 26th, 2013 at 11:53)


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


      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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        Comment on 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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          Comment on 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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    Comment on 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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    Rebecca Bontrager
    Comment on The Amish community from the 1920 settlement of Stuttgart (January 27th, 2015 at 23:51)

    The Amish community from the 1920 settlement of Stuttgart

    Do you know if any of the dwellings from the Amish that lived in Stuttgart are still there? My husband’s great-great grandfather Noah Bontrager & his son Samuel Bontrager owned property there, which we found out recently. Since we now live in AR we thought it would be great to go view the property & any buildings if they remain.

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    Comment on Mountain Home Ark Amish (July 24th, 2015 at 16:26)

    Mountain Home Ark Amish

    I presently live in Sturgis mi have Amish neighbors and friends. We are moving to Mountain Home Ark. When we were there I saw a Amish family was very excited because going to miss the ones who I know in mich. is there a community of Amish in Mt Home? When I get moved is there a way to find out. I am looking forward to moving to the beautiful Ozark Forrest. Thank you. Mary Harless

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      Comment on Salem, AR (July 27th, 2015 at 10:36)

      Salem, AR

      The Amish Directory for the Central Plains area only lists two Amish communities in AR, and one of those (Rector) is no longer in existence. (http://amishamerica.com/a-visit-to-an-amish-ghost-town/) The one remaining settlement is a relatively small group in Salem, which is some 30 miles east of Mt. Home on Hwy 62. There is an article on that community here on Amish America (http://amishamerica.com/amish-salem-arkansas/) if you are interested in reading a little about it.

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    Comment on Arkansas Amish (January 2nd, 2016 at 13:30)

    Hi, I am looking for an Amish community near Mountain Home Ar, we are from Wisconsin and have a large community of them and I really miss their food and other items. Can anyone tell where they are located near Mountain Home ar? thank

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    Tammie Price
    Comment on Arkansas Amish (June 1st, 2016 at 10:25)

    I would like to find an Amish farmer’s market/goods store to frequent but everything I find seems to be a ripoff. So many businesses tout “authentic amish” but when you look at the label or ask around, they’re not. I want to buy authentic Amish goods and foodstuffs, and if I am going to pay more than usual to do so, (which they are so worth it), I want to make sure I am giving my money to the actual Amish, not someone capitalizing on their name and good reputation. Any ideas?

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      Comment on Finding authentic Amish goods (June 6th, 2016 at 13:17)

      Finding authentic Amish goods

      Tammie, generally if it’s promoted heavily as “Amish”, there’s a chance it might not be Amish. Also watch out for labels like “Amish Country”, b/c that is a way to get the word Amish in there and have the description be technically true, even if it’s not an actual Amish-made product–it just comes from somewhere around “Amish Country” or is sold there, or whatever.

      I would say the safest bet is to go directly to Amish shops, and you can even ask them about the origin of the product or food your interested in, they should be able to tell you, or at least tell you if it’s not made by them or someone in their community.

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