Amish Store

Visiting an Amish Bike Shop

Visiting an Amish Bike Shop

Amish America reader Pete Ventura shares the following, about a visit to an Amish bicycle business: Recently I returned home from Holmes County. While I was up there I stopped in at a local bicycle shop located about a half mile north east of Charm, out in the middle of nowhere. I bought 97 dollars worth of equipment. When I went to pay, the owner…

Unusual Amish Businesses: The Amish iPod Shop

Recently, while in Lancaster County, I visited one of the most unusual Plain businesses I’ve come across. Two enterprising brothers have created a business destination that one would hardly expect to see in an Amish community. But with the increasing openness of Amish to technological solutions, I suppose it was just a matter of time until a shop supplying the Apple iPhone and iPod, and other…

Amish business – Daviess County, Indiana

Amish business – Daviess County, Indiana

“When the English get something, it’ll come to us somewhere down the line.” So says an Amish old-timer in a recent article on Amish businesses in Daviess County, Indiana, entitled “For the Amish, primary currency is hard work” (http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/mar/06/for-the-amish-primary-currency-is-hard-work/). Taken by itself, he could be talking about technology or, say, the common cold.  But in this case, the Amishman is referring to the economy.  How…