Amish Food

Visiting an Amish Gourmet Popcorn Shop (Video)

Visiting an Amish Gourmet Popcorn Shop (Video)

This past June I visited Emma’s Gourmet Popcorn in Lancaster County. I recorded this video showing the different flavors they sell (apparently 60 of them). I didn’t realize there were so many flavors of popcorn; you’ll see my surprise at some of the unexpected tastes I find in the shop. As I’m recording you’ll hear the banter of some Amish friends and store workers in…

How to Eat a Meal in an Amish Home (2 Ways)

How to Eat a Meal in an Amish Home (2 Ways)

How can you arrange a meal in an Amish home? We’ve covered this topic on this site before on numerous occasions – with a lot of good comments from people sharing their experiences. Amish restaurants (or “Amish-style” restaurants) are a more accessible option, but for those who want to put in a bit more effort, a meal in an Amish home can be a memorable…

Amish-Made Ice Cream Brand Recalled After Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf is an Amish-made ice cream brand based in Sarasota, Florida. The company has just recalled its ice cream products after allegations that its product was contaminated by listeria. Two lawsuits have been filed, one by the estate of an Illinois woman who it’s claimed was made ill and died after eating the product. Another is by a couple who lost an unborn child…

Taking Amish Friends Shopping (4 Lancaster County Stores)
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Taking Amish Friends Shopping (4 Lancaster County Stores)

While in Lancaster County last week, I took Amish friends out to run some errands. We made it to four stores in three hours, in addition to a stop at the bank and another brief stop. I made a video describing the trip and the places we went (at bottom). I’ll also list the places here. Here they are in order. Have you ever visited…

Three Reasons Why Amish Food Isn’t Organic (Video)

Three Reasons Why Amish Food Isn’t Organic (Video)

As we enter the prime season for fresh produce, I thought this might be a good topic to address. I suspect most in the public would assume that Amish-grown food (and dairy) is organic, although that’s not really the case. While there are certainly organic farmers among the Amish, and organic farming has grown in popularity over the past years and decades, the “default” or…

Eat a Meal in an Amish Home (Arthur, Illinois)

I have seen more and more of these Amish home meal businesses emerge over the years. It was once the case that these were more off the radar, so to speak. Now it seems in recent years they’ve become more public, and we see another example today from Illinois. A writer named Cindy Ladage describes how you can eat in an Amish home in the…

What I Bought in 6 Amish Stores (Video)
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What I Bought in 6 Amish Stores (Video)

So I did a video recap of all the things I bought on my recent Kentucky-Ohio-Virginia Amish trip. You’ll see my haul from a total of six stores (plus one bonus stop in Kentucky that I explain in the video). I visited a couple of variety stores, a bent-n-dent food store, a large market and deli-style store, and two bulk foods places. But my Amish…

Three Gifts from an Amish Family (Video)

Three Gifts from an Amish Family (Video)

Just before Christmas, I stopped at the home of an Amish family in Kentucky who I’d never met before. The family had been suggested to me by reader Al in KY, who noted that the woman living there was a scribe for the Budget. He suggested I could stop by and ask for recommendations of Amish stores in the community to visit, which I thought…

Amish Bakery Owner Daniel Hershberger Explains Fry Pies

Amish Bakery Owner Daniel Hershberger Explains Fry Pies

For me, it’s hard to pass up a fry pie when I come across Amish selling them. These tasty treats are not only easy to eat (unlike regular pie, no fork, knife or plate are required), they are also single-serving priced to make them an easy impulse buy. But there were some things I didn’t know about them. In this article in the Wooster Daily…

Goot Essa Cheese For The Holidays?

Goot Essa Cheese For The Holidays?

If you’re still looking for a nice holiday gift, or some tasty treats for when guests come over, you might consider a cheese gift basket by Goot Essa (an advertiser here). This is an Amish-owned company that came on my radar last summer in regards to their shift to online sales in response to the pandemic. Goot Essa (which means “good food” or “good eating”…