19 responses to How do Amish make money?

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    Quantella Owens
    Amish and Mining (December 29th, 2011 at 17:35)

    Amish and Mining

    Hi All,

    Just curious, do Amish mine? I mean, I have never heard of an Amish miner? Is there a religious reason why Amish might not be allowed to work underground?

    Thanks,

    Quantella Owens

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      Amish underground (December 31st, 2011 at 07:43)

      Amish underground

      Quantella, I’m not aware of any Amish miners today, though Amish in Holmes County Ohio apparently once worked in the area’s strip mines. Holmes locals can fill in details better than I, but those are mostly if not all a thing of the past. Not quite the same as an underground mine, but for what it’s worth. There are no religious reasons stopping Amish from working underground.

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      bakers needed for farmers market (June 23rd, 2012 at 15:30)

      bakers needed for farmers market

      I am looking for any Amish to sell their bakery at our new farmers market in Jefferson wi. Do have any info as to who I may contact. Thank you

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        Sara Mae Miller Tyler Ross
        How do Amish make money? (September 18th, 2013 at 21:26)

        We are amish from middlefield ohio and have connections to other amish from Indiana to new york. If you wanna call us at 330-212-0551 we can schedule something with amish in your area to see if.they would be willing to have bake goods sold. :-) 330-212-0551

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    Angela
    Amish worker (February 21st, 2012 at 17:54)

    Amish worker

    Hi Erik,
    Can you tell me how can I hire Amish workers and do you know if there are any Amish who do construction near johnstown pa

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    Barb
    Custom crafters/woodworking for hire? (June 16th, 2012 at 03:25)

    Custom crafters/woodworking for hire?

    Will Amish craftsmen do custom jobs for hire? How would I find a woodworker to make an jewelry holder like a picture I have? If possible, I would like to find one in the Viroqua/Westby area. Thanks for any input.
    Barb

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      How do Amish make money? (June 17th, 2012 at 07:43)

      Barb many Amish craftsmen do custom jobs. Here is a list of Wisconsin furniture shops. http://amishamerica.com/amish-furniture-wisconsin/

      Most are non-Amish retailers, who might be able to arrange a custom job. Alternatively you can visit a community near your area and simply ask. That will take more time but probably more fun.

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    Ana
    How do Amish make money? (November 2nd, 2012 at 08:02)

    What are the controversies within the Amish community with working outside of the community?

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      How do Amish make money? (November 5th, 2012 at 10:52)

      Ana, briefly, it has to do with being away from the home (whether working on say a construction crew, or at an off-site market in or near a city), which cuts into family time, as well as sometimes places Amish in worldly environments.

      Some Amish find these arrangements acceptable, others do not.

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    jim frey
    Amish wood product manufacturers (March 20th, 2013 at 10:43)

    Amish wood product manufacturers

    Looking for Amish wood product manufacurers in OH or KY

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    Raco
    How do Amish make money? (May 20th, 2013 at 14:01)

    So the Amish are dependent of money, like us? Does that mean that if the modern economy around them collapses, they are in trouble? I thought that they were farming in order to collect food and eat it, not in order to sell it to get money, so they can buy food to someone else who produces food (which is what farmers do in modern societies). They may be much more modern than I thought, if they work for money, instead of working to produce the things they need.

    How do Amish make money?

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      How do Amish make money? (May 20th, 2013 at 17:28)

      Actually, it is in most cases both, not either-or. Though some Amish are more self-sufficient than others at least in food production, they’re generally dependent on numerous ways on the modern economy. Many if not most Amish do a good bit of canning, for example. Here is more on the question of self-sufficiency, answered by an Amish man in Pennsylvania: http://amishamerica.com/how-self-sufficient-are-the-amish/

      How do Amish make money?

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    Dianne
    Here in Missouri! (June 20th, 2013 at 14:21)

    Here in Missouri!

    The Amish operate many puppy mills – I find that shocking! Apparently dogs/puppies are considered livestock by them and their care is deplorable. I really thought more of them than that. Care to defend/explain?

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      Puppy mills=bad. (June 20th, 2013 at 18:53)

      Puppy mills=bad.

      No, not really. Used to get into this, but it’s a lose-lose topic.

      It always seems to bring out the ugliest side of people. I don’t mean your comment Dianne, but if you knew some of the nasty, vulgar comments I’ve had to delete :)

      But…if you’re truly interested feel free to use search box on this site to find my and others’ previous comments and posts on puppy mills.

      So I’ll just sign off with: if you see a bona fide puppy mill, English or Amish-owned, report it.

      Puppy mills=bad.

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    Sanya
    Carpentry (November 22nd, 2013 at 12:42)

    Carpentry

    Do Amish carpenters have issue with teaching non-Amish women or women as a whole about Carpentry. I have a great interest in learning about it and the quality of woodwork done by the Amish is Beautiful.

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    carmelo furgiuele
    Donation!!!! (December 4th, 2013 at 15:48)

    Donation!!!!

    I have two manual knitting machines that I would like to donate. I also have a circular sewing machine (electric) for sweaters to be donated. There are in very good working order!!! If somebody is interested please answer to this e-mail address. Thank you

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    Astrid G
    Amish working hours (May 27th, 2014 at 06:38)

    Amish working hours

    Recently, we purchased wooden playground equipment from an Amish company. When it was being installed, the workers mentioned that they would remove the old equipment and reinstall it elsewhere, if there was time before it got dark. Do they have restrictions on working after dark? Or is it just practicality ( not wanting to use electric lighting and wanting to get home while it’s not too dark)?

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