Jim Halverson recently visited the Kalona, Iowa Amish community. We’ll have some photo sets from this visit to Iowa’s largest Amish community.

Here’s the first one, from the local produce auction.

Jim first visited the Kalona Creamery where he talked to an Amish girl working there:

The girl at the Creamery directed us to a nearby produce auction. They were auctioning off palettes of great looking fruits and vegetables and the place smelled fantastic. It appeared that most of the buyers were English and the sellers were Amish.

Some nice simple and beautiful shots illustrating a day at the auction.

It looks like a number of these were taken prior to its start.

I like how blue and crisp the sky appears in these shots.

Looks like some onions here.

Simple folding chair makes a nice seat on the wagon.

Growers and buyers list. Notice the surnames, noting Jim’s comment above.

Flowers as well.

Horse waits patiently.

Heading home?

Thanks to Jim for sharing these shots. For more on Kalona you can check out Don Burke’s winter photo set or Lee Annette’s visit to the town and community. We’ll also have more photos from Jim including from inside some local Amish businesses.

Amish-made cheese

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