56 responses to The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland
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    Christina
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 7th, 2010 at 05:23)

    I grew up in Western Maryland and knew there were Amish around there, but this is really interesting about Southern Maryland. I’m just thinking about how many times I’ve been through that part of the state and had no idea they were there. I really hope they survive the encroaching urban population for generations to come.

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 7th, 2010 at 14:13)

    Thank you for posting this entry. I grew up in Maryland and remember driving through the Mechanicsville Amish area many times. I also remember when my uncle in neighboring Charles County hired an Amish crew to build a tobacco barn on his farm in the 1960s. He was so impressed with the craftsmanship and professionalism of these talented men. I’m sure that barn stands to this day.

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    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 7th, 2010 at 15:45)

    Hi Robin, glad you enjoyed it, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the barn still does stand.

    Christina it is one of those communities that is just not as well known, even though it is quite close to a major population center.

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      Laura
      Comment on the amish of st. Marys county (September 11th, 2011 at 18:59)

      the amish of st. Marys county

      hello Erik!
      I am doing my senior thesis on the amish of St. Mary’s county and was looking for advice on where to begin. Did you find the Amish people who reside here talkative regarding their lifestyle? Were they willing to share or were most more reserved? What methods of research would you recomend from your experience?
      Thanks,
      Laura

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    richard
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 7th, 2010 at 17:06)

    i live in lebanon county,pa. its the next county up from lancaster, and there is a amish comunity here as well, though much smaller than lancaster. i was born in new york, and since 1988 until a few weeks ago i lived in florida. there is a amish community call pinecraft located in sarasota, and i know your aware of it erik. for everyone else, this very small community is for snow birds, so there are no horse and buggys to be found, they do drive 3 wheel bikes though. they also have a few very good amish style restaurants yoders being my favorite, and this one is amish owned, the other is called troyers, its a very large and clean restaurant based in ohio. the food is very good there as well. since i used to go there alot, and i know a good amount about that community, i thought id share this with the readers here……. richard

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 7th, 2010 at 22:13)

    I visited a few people one time in Mechanicsville MD simply because I was traveling with friends who had cousins living there. I am not aware that many from Mechaniscville visit Pinecraft in the winter.

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    richard
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 8th, 2010 at 08:39)

    katie…… in pinecraft there are many amish from pretty much every amish community in the usa, thats one one the things that make a place like pinecraft so great to visit. you might get a chance to talk, and maybe learn from folks from each of the many settlements in the usa. you must come from a mennonite/amish back ground with a last name like troyers. those folks who visit pinecraft tend to be on the older side, but there are more younger folks who are staying there for the winter, so i hear are even staying there on a perm basis, those are the older ones who are tired of going back and forth to the north. there is a amish church there which was just re-done in stone alittle while ago. it looks sort of out of place with palm trees all over the place, the bulding has a penn look to it though, and they seem to have done a great job on it. the best time to go to pinecraft if you would like to see as many amish/menn as possible is in january. if anyone has a pinecraft question, id be happy to atleast try to answer it. richard

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

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    Phyllis
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 8th, 2010 at 21:15)

    I live in Mechanicsville, Maryland and have visited some of the Amish farms. Can you tell me where Kurtz’s dry good store is. I am not familiar with this store.

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      allen m parke
      Comment on replyto laurie:ref: kurtz"s (October 3rd, 2012 at 10:17)

      replyto laurie:ref: kurtz"s

      wed-oct-3-2012, 10:52 am.
      responding to Laurie, the kurtz dry goods is actually kurtz”s variety store, owner is solly kurtz, 13860 ryceville road mechanicsville, MD. 20659. its on the right side of ryceville road going northwest, from thompson corner road, a.k.a.MD RT 236 south/west ie: directions from MD. route 5 in new market, which is actually a very small town in mechanicsville, MD. example:from waldorf MD. 1) MD route 5 south towards lexington park & leonardtown &st.marys city. 2) right at flashing traffic light onto MD route 236 south,a.k.a.thompson corner road. 3)right onto ryceville road. 4) 13860 is on right side. 5)facing the property kurtz cabinet shop is on left. home in middle. kurtz variety store on right up the stairs. dont expect to find exactly what youre looking for.

      replyto laurie:ref: kurtz"s

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        allen m parke
        Comment on oops reply to; PHYLLIS (October 3rd, 2012 at 10:20)

        oops reply to; PHYLLIS

        i was responding to phyllis

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    Comment on Maryland Amish dry goods shop location (October 10th, 2010 at 20:00)

    Maryland Amish dry goods shop location

    Hi Phyllis, it is right off Ryceville road and slightly unmarked. I wish I had the exact address but don’t–you’ll see a sign saying Kurtz and advertising I believe a furniture place. There is also a phone shanty right by the road at this address. The dry goods shop is at this location though I don’t know that it is advertised as such. Just pull in where you see the Kurtz sign/furniture shop and the phone shanty and ask to be shown to the store and they should be happy to do so.

    Maryland Amish dry goods shop location

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    Lorie
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 15th, 2010 at 06:23)

    I live in Mechanicsville and thought that I would just add that we have great soil quaility here.. especially for growing tobacco. I grew up on a tobacco farm here and that’s how many people made their living until the government stepped in. “In 2000, the state government decided to decrease the amount of tobacco grown in Maryland through the “Tobacco Buyout Program”. Farmers who wished to participate were paid to stop growing tobacco. They were paid $1 per pound of tobacco based on their average crop for 10 years. Farmers participating in the buyout looked for alternative crops such as bedding plants, produce, and corn.”

    With growing up in this community, the Amish have always been a part of my earlist memories. And even today, as a mother myself.. it seems that one of all of my children’s very first words have been “horsie” from enjoying seeing the horse and buggies go past our home or as we pass them driving out and about.

    Enjoyed your article.

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

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    Comment on St. Mary's County MD soil quality (October 17th, 2010 at 14:54)

    St. Mary's County MD soil quality

    Hi Lorie, I appreciate you checking in with some local knowledge. I can believe it is good soil…I actually had not much to go on other than the appearance of the ground and, coming from NC with its varying soil qualities and regions, figured that something similar might apply in MD. Though I’m sure that when Amish moved there 70 years ago they were going somewhere they’d be able to make a living farming.

    The horsie part of your comment was really a great little anecdote. :)

    St. Mary's County MD soil quality

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    Mike Hallisey
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (October 26th, 2010 at 19:39)

    I think the Southern Maryland Amish presence stands an excellent chance of not only holding on, but growing. The county government (St. Mary’s, at least) appears to be seriously committed to maintaining the rural nature of the county by allowing only three areas of development (Lexington Park/NAS Patuxent River, Leonardtown, & Charlotte Hall (listed in decreasing “urban-ness”)). With many farmers in the area getting out of the business and the current financial climate, there may be and continue to be opportunity for land purchase and expansion. As a resident of St. Mary’s for the last 10 years (and for the foreseeable future), I certainly hope this is the case. St. Mary’s county commissioners must certainly be aware of the role the Amish farms can play in maintaining the character of the county. I enjoy my Amish (literal) neighbors and try to support their businesses as I can.

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

  • Farmland preservation in St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Many thanks for checking in with some local insights from St. Mary’s County, Mike. I find it interesting that there is a policy to preserve the rural character of the area. Lancaster County has a farmland preservation program as one means of maintaining the agricultural quality of the area in the face of development pressure. Sounds like St. Mary’s Co is using zoning to try to achieve a similar goal.

    In a more general sense, I think it is an interesting question as to what degree local governments should be involved in influencing the use of land. Obviously zoning regulations are an effective tool in that.

    Farmland preservation in St. Mary's County, Maryland

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    Firpo Sjogren Jr.
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (November 13th, 2010 at 09:20)

    Hi Erik,

    My name is Firpo Sjogren Jr., and I am deaf young black man. I lived in Glen Burnie, Maryland.I really want to visit of the amish of Mechanicsville, MD. Do you have deaf amish people in Mechanicsville, Maryland? I am strong christian for 22 year and i love know everything in my Holy Bible book. i still keep peace , friendly, sweet soft in my heart. I believe that I saw amish people are very impressing and friendly for respone people. Hopeful, i wish meet with Erik I visit to the amish of Mechanicsville, maryland. I say that God Bless you and everyone amish people. Love Christian, Firpo

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

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    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (November 17th, 2010 at 17:07)

    Hi Firpo, thanks for writing! In answer to your question, I do not know if any of the Amish near Mechanicsville are deaf. I hope you will get a chance to visit and it sounds like you are on the right path :)

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      Peggy
      Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (December 15th, 2013 at 17:21)

      There are many deaf children in the area. There are meetings held frequently at the Amish schools to help the parents cope with the youngsters deafness issues. Most of the parents have dealt with these problems very efficiently since birth. I am very fortunate to have many, many Amish friends. Thanks for your article. They are not usually so spot on correct. I also live in Mechanicsville.

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    Donna
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (February 4th, 2011 at 10:37)

    I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I used to love visiting Lancaster. My mother knows all the cool, little farmer’s markets, pretzel shops, jam shops, etc. It makes me feel so serene when I’m there. Now, I live in Alexandria and would love to visit a farmer’s market or cool Amish store near here. Thanks for your article. I’ll have to check out Southern Maryland. If you know of any other Amish stores that are closer to me, please let me know. I’m, also, fascninated by the Amish from a cultural and religious standpoint. I admire their lifestyle and would love to learn more about them.

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

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    Ray
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (February 4th, 2011 at 21:19)

    Thanks for making a post deal with the Amish from my homeland. Many people do not realize they exist.

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    Comment on Germantown MD Amish market address (February 6th, 2011 at 08:11)

    Germantown MD Amish market address

    Ray, Donna, glad you enjoyed the post. Ray you’re right Maryland often does get overlooked, though this is a pretty well-established settlement around for 70 years.

    Donna there are markets not too far away from you; for instance at Germantown, which I guess isn’t next door to you, but closer than Lancaster!

    Lancaster County Dutch Market
    12613 Wisteria Drive
    Germantown, Md. 20874

    I’ve never been to this one but it may be worth a shot.

    Germantown MD Amish market address

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      John
      Comment on Amish Markets in SoMD (December 25th, 2013 at 23:33)

      Amish Markets in SoMD

      DONNA, there are a number of small “markets” in Southern Maryland. The largers market is in Mechanicsville/Charlotte Hall on RT 5/235. While it is nothing like the Bird In Hand, Lancaster Market (This one is al outdoors), it is worth a visit if you come down to explore the area.

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    George
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (March 1st, 2011 at 21:56)

    Hi Erik,
    I love these pix, keep up the good work!!!
    George

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    Naomi
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (March 2nd, 2011 at 00:11)

    I attempted to stop in at the dry good store you mentioned on Ryceville Rd. Saw the phone shanty and the Kurtz sign. When I went inside the furniture shop to ask, I was redirected to the Locust Grove store. I got to see some beautiful oak children’s furniture, though. I enjoyed driving around the settlement. I’d never been, even though it’s only 45 miles from my house.

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    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (March 2nd, 2011 at 10:42)

    Naomi, you were looking for Katey Byler’s small dry goods store? Did you happen to make it by the Pine View store?

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    Wendy
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (March 15th, 2011 at 08:22)

    I just had the opportunity this past weekend of visiting Sully Kurtz at his furniture shop looking for someone to recane an old chair I have that was my Grandmothers. Although Sully does not cane, he was kind enough to point me in the direction of a wonderful woman, Sarah Swarey, who does. What an awesome adventure we had that day driving around the Amish community and talking with them. We drove by the bilingual sign and had a chuckle over it. We also made the mistake of trying to buy a BBQ sandwich from a family who had advertised a sign by the road “HOGS, BBQ, DEER PROCESSING”. When we pulled up to the house the Amish woman and her young son were in the front yard and we asked her if she had any BBQ today. She laughed and said she had a BBQ pig she could sell us but no sandwiches. LOL!! Boy did we feel stupid!!

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

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    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (March 15th, 2011 at 08:24)

    Great story Wendy. I guess you’d have to be pretty hungry, though if you had been in a tour bus you could have taken her up on the offer!

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      Ursula
      Comment on Tours (November 17th, 2011 at 12:12)

      Tours

      I am planning to take a trip to visit The Amish community in Maryland. How can I get a tour or a visitor information center?

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        Ray
        Comment on Amish in Maryland (November 17th, 2011 at 20:22)

        Amish in Maryland

        Ursula, the Amish in Maryland are not really a tourist attraction like they are in places like Lancaster County. So there are no tours or information centers?

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    Wendy
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (March 15th, 2011 at 08:48)

    Erik,
    It was priceless……the Amish woman had a good laugh over it too!!
    We told her maybe next time we would buy the pig!

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    Debbie Welsh
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (April 4th, 2011 at 10:21)

    Hi Everyone,

    I see some of you live in the Mechanicsville, MD, area and I was wondering if you might know of a nice, decent, roadside type motel (as opposed to the big chain hotels)in that area? My husband & I would like to explore the area for a couple of days.

    Thanks alot!

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    Kelly
    Comment on Blacksmith (September 11th, 2011 at 18:26)

    Blacksmith

    I was just searching for info on the MD Amish and came across this post. My uncle is a blacksmith and lives on Ryceville Rd. He has recently retired, but actually shoed (is that how you spell it?) horses for the Amish in this area for many years. He and his wife have told me stories of the area’s Amish my entire life, but I had never visited Mechanicsville until a few years ago. Now we come every other year and I love soaking in the scenery and culture.

    Blacksmith

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      Nancy
      Comment on Kelly, ryceville rd. (May 20th, 2013 at 22:37)

      Kelly, ryceville rd.

      I grew up amish on ryceville rd. and a guy named Mr. Fulcher was our farrier. our family used to go to their house and we would make homemade icecream with them. we were very close with them,and as a little amish girl it was so exciting to go to a house with electric and tvs..lol I remember when mr and mrs fulcher build their new house to the amish and built there little house back in the woods.

      Kelly, ryceville rd.

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        Kelly
        Comment on Nancy, Ryceville Road (May 21st, 2013 at 10:22)

        Nancy, Ryceville Road

        Nancy, that sounds like my aunt and uncle!!!! They built their little house set back in the woods right in the middle of the Amish. Thanks for posting. I’d like to stay in touch with you, so keep posting and maybe we can email sometime. :) Small world.

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    Karen
    Comment on Amish horses for sale (February 3rd, 2012 at 10:11)

    Amish horses for sale

    Hello Eric,
    I live in Mechanicsville , MD. Ive just visited Loveville tack shop for the first time. And I often shop at Debbies store across the street from them. I was wondering if you knew of any Amish horses for sale ? I am also very interested in finding a map of the Amish farms in my area and the services they provide. Do you know where I can get info on either of these ? It is so hard when your driving and trying to read their signs and have cars behind you.
    Thank you for any info you can help me with.

    Karen

    Amish horses for sale

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      Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (February 3rd, 2012 at 10:14)

      Hi Karen, I wish I could help, but I’ve only been here once. Any readers out there that might know?

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      Denise
      Comment on Amish in Mechanicsville (April 6th, 2012 at 12:07)

      Amish in Mechanicsville

      couldn’t see many response to questions so I wil answer if I can. We own a house in Mechanicsville & the Amish there are just a part of our everyday lives who go about there business as we do. If you want to speak with an Amish folk and get more info on them I would suggest the flea market on 3 notch Road. It is only open on Saturdays and Wednesdays, but during the summer there is a true Amish farmers market on the corner near the library. It is ALL amish fruit, veggies, etc… There are generally Amish in the library too. I think they hold meetings there. As a rule you can drive down most side roads, like Thompsons creek, and tell which are Amish farms, quilt stores, flower marts. There will be little to no power lines, dirt driveways and usually hand written signs. I would suggest you go to the mechanicsville visitors center or one of the Fruit farms, like Forrest Hall farm. They have small books and guides to the amish in our area. Just drive down three notch road on a Saturday and you will see several Amish vendors along the road. Good Luck

      Amish in Mechanicsville

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        Dave Nelson
        Comment on Amish are great folks (April 20th, 2012 at 16:47)

        Amish are great folks

        I grew up in Mechanicsville and worked on the tobacco farms. We sometimes helped the Amish with their tobacco and they helped us process our hogs. I greatly respect their work ethic and dedication to their families. My experience was, whatever you did for them, you always received double in return. I hope they continue to grow and prosper. I will always value their friendship and I’m sure that many of their neighbors can back me up on that.
        Sincerely,
        Dave

        Amish are great folks

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    Ray
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (February 3rd, 2012 at 10:45)

    Karen, the area of Loveville is an Old Order Mennonite community. Unfortunately, I don’t know enough to lead you to the horses or a map.

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    Gerri
    Comment on Market (April 23rd, 2012 at 12:19)

    Market

    I was finally glad Denise mentioned the markets in Charlotte Hall.
    You can eat organic, or that is what I believe, when I got every week to get vegetables and flowers. If the parents do not speak English, the children do, and you can ask question they will answer.
    I live in Charles County but am a Realtor so I travel all over and love seeing the buggies and the various sites of the farms and the different ages of the children and parents. It is beautiful country and in the night you can see the stars sparkle because there are no street lights or city lights to ruin the sky.

    Market

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    AJ
    Comment on Cats (September 2nd, 2012 at 10:21)

    Cats

    I have a few cats, I was wondering if any of the amish would take them? You can email me back at amw269@hotmail.com

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      Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (September 3rd, 2012 at 06:24)

      You need to go to an Amish Cat Auction AJ. Just kidding, I think most Amish, at least farm families, are pretty well set on their cat supply, but thanks for checking :) You could always drop by a farm and ask.

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    Rebecca
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (December 13th, 2012 at 03:54)

    I came across this article today… I grew up (from 5-17 yrs) in St Mary’s & remember going to the “Amish Market” every other weekend or so w/my parents. That was 16yrs ago…But I still remember the Amish woman that sold the baked goods, near the barn they would auction the animals off at. She made the best bread I ever had! I also remember always spending more time in the stables, looking at the horses as opposed to shopping!

    The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland

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    mike m
    Comment on getting to know the Amish (December 25th, 2012 at 02:55)

    getting to know the Amish

    My work brings me in contact with many Amish folk in Southern Maryland. They are most amazing people. They celebrate Christmas just like we do by exchanging gifts and eating a big meal. Some of them smoke and cuss. I know a couple of Amish men who would rather be hunting than celebrating Christmas. While driving thru Amish country you will now see that there are several small tobacco fields. I know of their excellent work habits, but I would like to know what life is like after a day of work. Is there any books written that would give me an insight to their home-life and what they do in their spare time?

    getting to know the Amish

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      Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (December 25th, 2012 at 16:02)

      Mike a recent one that is very good is “An Amish Paradox”. It is about Amish in Ohio. “The Riddle of Amish Culture” is also very good, about Lancaster County Amish (who would have ties to the Southern Maryland Amish).

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    Heather
    Comment on The amish are not necessarily organic farmers. (January 10th, 2013 at 20:08)

    The amish are not necessarily organic farmers.

    I live in Hollywood Maryland which is just south of the Amish community here in Southern Maryland. We have lived in the area most of my life (about 30 years). I just wanted to tell the person that thought all the produce the amish sell is organic that they are mistaken. There is a produce auction in Loveville that farmers from all over the area bring their goods to and auction them off. The Amish at the market in Charlotte Hall all sell similar things because they buy the products from each other and the “English” at the auction twice a week. It is still better than what you get in the supermarket because it is all local.
    I would not recommend buying horses or pets from the amish unless you are an expert. They do not give the same level of veterinary care to the animals. Many of the dogs are sick and infected with worms or other parasites and die while still puppies.
    That being said I really enjoy living here and being around the Amish. They are kind and polite to everyone- wonderful neighbors. They make the absolute best furniture hands down, great baked goods, and wonderful vegetables. I would rather live among the Amish then anywhere else. No crime, no noise, just have to dodge the horse poo sometimes! :) I am glad we are not a tourist destination because it keeps the area peaceful.

    The amish are not necessarily organic farmers.

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      Karen
      Comment on re: (January 16th, 2013 at 18:56)

      re:

      I agree with you on living among the Amish. I’ve lived in Hughesville for 20 years. Now in Mechanisville for 5 years. Only you can not put down all Amish selling animals. I own a Chihuahua that I bought from them in 2010. I’ve also bought animals from them in the past. But it does help being a retired vet. tech.

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    Abderrazak
    Comment on direction to amish Please (February 16th, 2013 at 14:32)

    direction to amish Please

    I am highly interested in buying the Amish diary products but do not know their address. Any body can help me Please with the direction? I appreciate any response!

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    Melody Harvey
    Comment on Hotels in the Mechanicsville Area (April 25th, 2013 at 09:52)

    Hotels in the Mechanicsville Area

    To the reader regarding the hotels in the area: We have the Charlotte Hall Motel/Hotel. Small roadside hotel. Clean, nothing fancy. Nice owners, and a nice pool in the summer. Next to McDonalds, Burger King and walking distance to huge open air farmers market on Saturdays. Please come down and visit!! The Amish here are very friendly, great & helpful people. We appreciate them all!

    Regards,
    Melody Harvey
    Golden Beach Resident
    Mechanicsville, MD

    Hotels in the Mechanicsville Area

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      Rhonda
      Comment on Amish Authors (July 4th, 2013 at 23:34)

      Amish Authors

      You seem very knowledgeable and willing to promote your community.

      Coming home for a visit and frankly “home” is all I want with Fall colors. Just to let you know how I really miss home think of it this way;”Southern Hospitality simply will just land you in a hospital mental ward”. So while trying to plan this trip, to bring my Southern family home with me and “to ease the culture shock” I want them to be able to get an honest home feeling and thinking of how all of my southern family are readers, I wanted to know if and or when an Amish Author Book Festival events existed. I would love any information for the current 2013 through the 2014 year on such an event rather it be Maryland or Pennsylvania. Reading is therapy with this family so just to be surrounded by books and writers just may be the best reason they would come with me. My last daughter visited Ireland a few years ago, I knew how her trip was simply by watching her debit purchases at Dublin’s book shops where she found peace and new authors she continues to read today. Thank you very much for taking on such a mission if you do so choose this one. Forever Grateful for your help.

      Amish Authors

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    mike m
    Comment on The Amish of Mechanicsville, Maryland (June 16th, 2013 at 02:53)

    At what age do Amish girls start to wear something on their head?

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    Comment on amish tour (June 28th, 2013 at 13:00)

    amish tour

    my email is kelvin.farrell@howard.edu I am very interested in know ing how to take a tour of the amish community in maryland ..please give me number or some sort of guidance

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    deena
    Comment on home builders (August 16th, 2013 at 19:31)

    home builders

    wanted to know if there are any amish homebuilders that will build in Charles county?

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    Diane
    Comment on Maryland Amish article (December 14th, 2013 at 23:39)

    Maryland Amish article

    I loved reading this!! I live right off Rt236 at the end of Bethel Church Road. We have a one room school house on Bethel Church as well as 5-8 Amish families that live off that road. They are wonderful people, always a smile and wave when you see them. They are always willing to lend a hand! Once when I was expecting and we had a snow storm, my car got stuck as I was trying to get into my driveway. A horse pulled sled with 4 Amish men on it was coming down my street and they stopped and pushed my car well into my driveway. Wouldn’t take anything in payment for doing it!! Love living among them!!
    Thanks for the great article!!

    Maryland Amish article

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    Comment on Tree Removal Services & Lumber Mills (April 9th, 2014 at 19:37)

    Tree Removal Services & Lumber Mills

    I am new to the area and own a home in La Plata now. I have a back yard full of extremely tall and straight trees. I am considering clearing out a portion of land to build a three bay garage on. I was wondering if the amish would be interested in cutting down, removing and using these trees for building material? Perhaps by having the wood for milling use they might consider a fair trade for the falling and removal for materials? Anyone know if this is a practice and who I should get into contact with regarding such?

    Tree Removal Services & Lumber Mills

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