Since 2012 there has been a small community of Amish people in eastern Idaho, not far from the town of Salmon (Lemhi County). This video report takes us to an Amish-owned market owned by the Paul Miller family. Locals seem pleased to have the Amish in town:
The bulk of the above video is on the Miller family’s Country Market and the produce, cheese, and other products it offers. Paul does answer when asked why they chose to settle in Salmon: “Conservative, laid-back, community-minded people…oh yeah we love the mountains.”
Idaho Amish in 2023
As of 2023, the Amish population in Idaho is an estimated 100 people. They have remained at a single church district in size. Amish settlement this far west continues to be rare, and communities have historically been short-lived. However, the community in Lemhi County at over 10 years old has established itself as one of a handful of Amish settlements in the region and appears to be going strong.