17 responses to How do Amish make money?

  • Quantella Owens
    Comment on How do Amish make money? (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?


    Quantella Owens

    • 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.

    • Comment on How do Amish make money? (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

      • Sara Mae Miller Tyler Ross
        Comment on 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

  • Angela
    Comment on How do Amish make money? (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

  • Barb
    Comment on How do Amish make money? (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 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.

  • Ana
    Comment on 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?

    • 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.

  • jim frey
    Comment on How do Amish make money? (March 20th, 2013 at 10:43)

    Amish wood product manufacturers

    Looking for Amish wood product manufacurers in OH or KY

  • Raco
    Comment on 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?

  • Dianne
    Comment on How do Amish make money? (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?

    • 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.

      How do Amish make money?

  • Sanya
    Comment on How do Amish make money? (November 22nd, 2013 at 12:42)


    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.

  • carmelo furgiuele
    Comment on How do Amish make money? (December 4th, 2013 at 15:48)


    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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