NY Amish Auction Video (White & Gray Buggies?)
So this video threw me for a loop at first – it opens up with footage of a Nebraska Amish buggy. But the actual auction footage, and later buggies, appear to be all Lancaster Amish.
Video creator “Art Food and Culture in the USA” comments that this is the Seneca region of New York. Amish have flocked to New York in recent years and among the newcomers have been Nebraska Amish. Nebraska Amish are best-known as living in the “Big Valley” region of Pennsylvania, which has had an Amish presence since 1791. But they have settled outside that core community, including in Ohio in the early 90s, and in New York something like 8-10 years ago.
It’s a short video – just about three minutes. There is more footage of the produce itself than of the Amish (produce looks nice though 🙂 ). Another interesting image is this shot:
A large wagon with the top and one side covered, and one side open. I would guess this is used to transport auctioneers down rows of product as they auction off lots. I saw the English auctioneer version of this at an Amish auction in North Carolina in 2019. I don’t notice signs of Nebraska Amish at the auction itself, so it’s possible they simply passed them while driving in the area. Watch the video here:
White horse, too
Looked like a white horse driving that white top buggy, that’s a little unusual, too.
I didn’t notice at first but I think you’re right.
We used to live on the other side of Seneca Lake. It had a very large Groffdale Mennonite community…
Mennonites near Seneca Lake, NY
Horse and buggy Mennonites are found on the west side of Seneca Lake, around the top of Keuka Lake and west to Canandaigua Lake. This would be in Yates, Ontario, Steuben and Schuyler Counties. Car Mennonites are found on the east side of Seneca Lake and continue east towards Cayuga Lake. Amish are found there as well. Both go north up to Lake Ontario. Western and Southern Steuben County have quite a few Amish Settlements. Often they are found right along the Pennsylvania border in what we call the Southern Tier of NY and continue westward. Our old order Mennonite settlement continues as one of the fastest growing, and now largest Mennonite Old Order settlements, even though they are now exporting some people to the North Country, Little Falls and midwestern states.
Good information there Donald, thanks. I’m less up to speed on Mennonite locations. An overall attractive region for horse-and-buggy people it seems.
Kinda strange to read the caption referring to “the beautiful Amish countryside.” Was the writer certain of the religious affiliation of that countryside?
I get your point…but I think it is being used in a non-religious manner of description here 🙂
Erik, Thank you for the great videos. We are happy to see you on youtube!
Thank you! I hadn’t ever done videos before, but it’s been a nice learning process…Also, will be getting better camera & lighting for the next recording session 🙂 Happy to hear you found them!
hi again love the new video format yur doing here and also on yutube