Amish Business

Have A Look At This $18,400 Amish Buggy

Have A Look At This $18,400 Amish Buggy

Ten years ago, we had a look at a $9,861 Amish buggy seen in a PA community. This one is nearly double that price. Conclusion: Inflation is hitting the Amish hard too! Well, maybe not just inflation. This buggy comes loaded with some flashy features (at least in Amish terms). So a chunk of the price tag likely reflects those add-ons. Remember this is something you…

Amish Donut Maker: Sorry, No Donuts For You This Year

Amish Donut Maker: Sorry, No Donuts For You This Year

This is the kind of local color story I always get a kick out of. Not that I’m excited that this particular community will go without their Amish-made donuts. Not that at all. It’s more how it shows how people value the products and experiences Amish people bring to their communities. The Power of Amish Donuts Amish in many places are renowned for their donuts….

A Windy Day At The Schoeneck Mud Sale (15 Photos)

A Windy Day At The Schoeneck Mud Sale (15 Photos)

I attended the Schoeneck (pronounced, I believe, “Shay-neck”) Fire Company Mud Sale this past Saturday. What a nice day for this kind of event. Not much mud in sight though, and a rather windy day. This photo doesn’t quite do it justice, but you can see the flags and the “Exit” sign being bent down by the gusts. I was there later in the afternoon…

Visiting Amish Farm Stand Spring Bank Acres (20 Photos)

Visiting Amish Farm Stand Spring Bank Acres (20 Photos)

Back in December, while on the way up to Goot Essa cheese, Ben and I stopped in at an Amish farm food business we happened upon along the way. Spring Bank Acres is located in Penns Valley and is run by Raymond Fisher and his wife Mary. I realized I hadn’t shared this yet, so here are some photos from that day and our travel…

Visiting The New Emma’s Popcorn | Lancaster County (17 Photos)

Visiting The New Emma’s Popcorn | Lancaster County (17 Photos)

You might recall our visit to Emma’s Gourmet Popcorn back in 2022. At the time I was told they’d be moving to a new location. And Emma’s has in fact gone big, opening up in a new building closer to the heart of the community. This is the original video, from the previous, smaller location, if you missed it:  Comparing that to what you’ll…

At A Swartzentruber Amish Auction (10 Photos)

At A Swartzentruber Amish Auction (10 Photos)

Jim Halverson shares another batch of photos from an Amish auction – this one in Gladwin County, Michigan. Gladwin County has two distinct Amish communities. This is a Swartzentruber group. We saw this community in the recent Amish barn-raising series. Jim shares some beautiful shots of an event that took place this autumn. In the foreground of this photo, we see a farm implement by…

John Esh on Amish Life & Cheese (Video)

John Esh on Amish Life & Cheese (Video)

If you caught the “Is Amish Life Hard?” post of a couple weeks ago, that was an excerpt of a longer conversation with John Esh. Today I’m sharing the full video of our talk. John is an Amishman living in the Nittany Valley community of Centre County, Pennsylvania. Goot Essa is John’s company. For about the first half of this 27-minute conversation, we discuss Amish…

Inside Country Corner Bulk Foods – Mio, Michigan (12 Photos)

Inside Country Corner Bulk Foods – Mio, Michigan (12 Photos)

We learned about Mio, Michigan recently here as a part of the Michigan Circle Amish churches. Now in this photo set by Jim Halverson, a look inside an Amish bulk food store in the community – Country Corner Bulk Foods. This is one of a number of Mio-area businesses. As you can see by the map here, there are quite a few Amish businesses in…

An Amish Cannabis Company? Owner Riehl, 29, Explains

An Amish Cannabis Company? Owner Riehl, 29, Explains

Back in 2019 we had a look at the Amish and hemp farming, a trend that emerged after Pennsylvania legalized hemp cultivation. Now four years later, a new piece at DailyMail.com looks at “the booming business of Amish cannabis farmers” with a visit to the retail location of Lancaster County Cannabis, owned by a 29-year-old Amishman who goes only by his last name in the story…