20 responses to Visiting the Walker Valley Market (Pearisburg, VA Amish)
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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Visiting the Walker Valley Market (Pearisburg, VA Amish) (November 15th, 2016 at 16:31)

    Thanks for sharing this report and photos. I stopped at the old store when I visited the settlement in 2014 and had read about the new store several times in letters in The Budget newspaper from the Pearisburg scribe. So, glad to see it’s finally open! Looks like a very nice store, very similar to many other Amish stores I’ve visited. When I visited the store in 2014, it took me awhile to find it, since it is several miles southwest of Pearisburg. I didn’t know where the Amish settlement was, so stopped at the courthouse in Pearisburg to inquire about directions. A couple of the employees I talked with said there used to be an Amish community near White Gate, but they all moved. But then, a local resident heard me talking and said, “No, the Amish are still there and I’ll give you directions”, so I found it!

    • Nice work, Al. That’s part of the fun of going to these off-the-main-drag places. Hope you at least got a fry pie for your detective work 🙂

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        Br. Dominic
        Comment on Question (November 26th, 2016 at 13:33)


        I am trying to enter a comment on the website but it is not taking.

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          Br. J. Dominic
          Comment on Plain Catholics/nonresistant (November 28th, 2016 at 17:26)

          Plain Catholics/nonresistant

          Many of the Plain Catholics are nonresistant, peace loving,
          and of the earliest Church in worship and simplicity of
          life, of the Old Order.
          Sometimes those who have read a lot of the Amish novels find
          the realities of Amish to be quite different. On the other hand, I
          know of a former Amish girl who became a Catholic nun of a
          stricter and nonmodernist sisterhood group, separate from
          liberal groups. Even her garb is centuries older than that of most
          Amish women.

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Visiting the Walker Valley Market (Pearisburg, VA Amish) (November 15th, 2016 at 21:41)

    Is that sign saying, “Sorry we’re open?”

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    Comment on OOA? (November 16th, 2016 at 09:39)


    Hey Erik. Nice to take an e-visit to a part of the Amish world I may never get to see in person.

    I notice what looks to be working electric lights in the store. Makes me wonder if this OOA or possibly NOA. (My take on the article is that it is now Amish owned and not just Amish run (which would allow for such lights even among OOA).)

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      Mark — Holmes Co.
      Comment on Visiting the Walker Valley Market (Pearisburg, VA Amish) (November 16th, 2016 at 10:32)

      Don, I looked at the photo showing the lit up inside of the store. The larger “lights” look like the sky-lights or light-tunnels. We have one in our basement. There is a glassed over “window” on the roof and a tube lined with very reflective lining, almost like a mirror, and that “bounces” a surprisingly bright light all the way to our basement. I am guessing the strip lights are LED lights. They can be run off a large inverter and a 12-volt battery system, but sometimes are run directly off a generator. We have lights like that in our laundry-room (or wash house) that are set up to run whenever the generator is running. The generator runs our washing machine and spinner. That’s just my opinion based on the pictures.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Beam me up! (November 16th, 2016 at 12:13)

    Beam me up!

    Ahh…maybe I’ll live long enough to be “beamed up” (or over?) to some of the Amish areas featured in your blog, Erik! Meanwhile, I’ll make do with photos that you and other readers provide (Thank you, Shawn!).

    I have an unexpected day off and wish I could stop at Walker Valley Market for a few items!

    The Amish bulk store I visited in Wisconsin a couple months ago had the same kind of lighting—many skylights (amazing how much light they provided, even on an overcast day!)

    So, has the community grown since 2014? It almost sounded (previous 2014 post) that they were near to “closing up” & moving away.

    Thanks for this “virtual mini-vacation!”

    (Darn! Now I’m craving a fry pie!) 😉

    Alice Mary

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    Debbie Kirkpatrick
    Comment on Visiting the Walker Valley Market (Pearisburg, VA Amish) (November 16th, 2016 at 12:18)

    Will the amish sale online?

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    Comment on Judy (November 20th, 2016 at 00:39)


    Hi Erik,
    I enjoyed the article and pictures about Walker Valley Market.
    I used to live in MI right across the state line from South Bend IN. We went often to Napanee and Shipshewana IN.
    I live in northwest LA now near the AK border. I have looked at your 2014 map showing the Amish settlements and wonder why we don’t have any Amish in LA? I sure miss going to their shops and roadside stands.

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      Comment on Amish in Louisiana? (November 27th, 2016 at 04:07)

      Amish in Louisiana?

      Thanks Judy, with the way the Amish are expanding maybe there will be some soon in Louisiana. We had a post last year where I asked readers to speculate which states Amish might settle next: http://amishamerica.com/five-new-states-where-amish-may-settle/

      Louisiana only came up once in the comments from one of our readers who thought it unlikely Amish would settle there, along with Nevada and Arizona: http://amishamerica.com/five-new-states-where-amish-may-settle/#comment-110962

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    Comment on Visiting the Walker Valley Market in Virginia (November 22nd, 2016 at 12:26)

    Visiting the Walker Valley Market in Virginia

    I enjoyed looking at the Photos about the Amish Store…
    I think People love buying homemade gifts, organic food
    & items…

    I think it brings out the Mother Earth in all of us!

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    Comment on Happy Thanksgiving (November 24th, 2016 at 09:58)

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone here at Amish America!!! Have a peaceful, restful and very thankful day.

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    Br. Dominic
    Comment on Question (November 26th, 2016 at 13:35)


    Am not able to put a comment on the discussions/website.
    Please inform what is being overlooked.

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    Comment on BBC Doc (November 30th, 2016 at 11:59)

    BBC Doc


    I work for MCC Media based in Sunderland in the UK and we’re currently producing a new documentary for Children’s BBC about life as an Amish child.

    I would love to pick your brains for some info could you please email me at connor@mccmedia.co.uk or you can call me at 0191 592 0003

    Thanks in advance.

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    Comment on Natures Way Store (October 11th, 2017 at 13:53)

    Natures Way Store

    I used to go there when the Kauffmans owned it and it was light cannons in he roof and propane lights when it was dark. I believe they moved to Michagan. I was very sorry to see them go. The new store opened more than a year after they moved but it is very nice and modern. We go every two weeks to stock up. Those amaish gals make a fine sandwich!

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