9 responses to Degraff, Ohio Amish settlement
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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Degraff, Ohio Amish settlement (February 12th, 2013 at 17:10)

    Erik,
    If there where a second person traveling with you they ought to have taken a picture of you standing in between the produce and the furniture sign with a perplexed look on your face. That would have been hilarious and given some perspective on the size of the signs.

    Is Degraff a one stop light/sign settlement? A blink and you miss it kind of place?

    Enjoy your trip, and we are all enjoying these posts!

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      Comment on Degraff, Ohio Amish settlement (February 13th, 2013 at 17:08)

      Nice idea there Shom. Or I could do it myself if I had longer arms.

      Yes, this is not a place you’d really find unless you were looking for it or happened to notice one of the few business signs off the highway driving by.

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    Marvin Mohler
    Comment on Degraff (February 12th, 2013 at 17:17)

    Degraff

    That is an area we haven’t visited. Is it an isolated area, more than 1 district, been there a long time?

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      Comment on Degraff, Ohio Amish settlement (February 13th, 2013 at 17:06)

      It’s quite off the beaten path Marvin. A pretty traditional community and not really a place that attracts visitors though there are a handful of businesses. I believe it’s just the one district.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Degraff, Ohio Amish settlement (February 12th, 2013 at 21:30)

    SHOM HAS a good idea.

    I am still surprised by the lack of snow.

    Any paczki in sight, it being Fat Tuesday and all?

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Paczki with raspberry filling (February 13th, 2013 at 17:10)

      Paczki with raspberry filling

      I saw them last week Alice Mary at my local Kroger. The same one that featured in the recent Amish pie/is Amish food really that good post. I’ve been told by my mother, who has tested them and would know, that they aren’t really the “real thing”. I may need to verify that on my own though :)

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        OldKat
        Comment on Speaking of your pie post. (February 13th, 2013 at 21:54)

        Speaking of your pie post.

        We have a local grocery chain, as in primarily located in Texas … but with a few stripped down stores in neighboring states, called H.E.B. that has taken up the gauntlet and is taking Kroger on in a head to head fight here. For about 5 or 6 years they have been expanding and upgrading their stores; including bakeries, deli’s, upscale fish and meat markets, etc. They are also making a push for “locally produced” items in their produce aisles, but since they consider anything produced in Texas to be “local” that can be about an 800 or 900 mile stretch.

        The other day I was in their store in a neighboring town, and which is almost finished with a massive expansion and upgrade. I saw some fresh baked items on racks near the registers attractively packaged for quick sale. The first item that I picked up was banana nut bread and it was labeled “Made from scratch, right here in our store”. I thought about your “baked in store” Krogers pie and wondered how far they are taking this. I was in a hurry so I didn’t investigate. Since wheat products do an unpleasant thing (like greatly expand it) to my waistline, I also didn’t buy the banana nut bread. I’ll just have to take their word for it that it truly was “Delicious, with a homemade taste”. Makes me wonder about their pies though!

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      Cathie segal
      Comment on Degraff, Ohio Amish settlement (October 6th, 2013 at 20:32)

      The only real pzakci to be found in michigan are baked from scratch in Hamtramck. The are twice the size of a kroger pzakci, twice the filling, twice the taste…………..and probably 10 times the fat and sugar, but once a year….fat tuesday rules…..and i have to have just one.

      :)

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Degraff, Ohio Amish settlement (February 12th, 2013 at 23:35)

    Erik, you are the master of captions on this post today. By the way, I “third” SHOM’s suggestion; Alice Mary “second-ed” it already. :)

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