Visiting The Shiloh General Store in NC’s Only Amish Community (Video)

We’ve covered the Amish at Union Grove, North Carolina several times (recently in a post on my last visit in the fall of 2014).

In today’s video, Ida, host of Sweets and Beyond, takes us inside the Shiloh General Store, one of several Amish businesses in that small settlement (read more on Shiloh General store including address and hours).

Shiloh General Store is just what the name suggests–a variety business featuring foods, books, gifts, and more.

In the 13-minute video below (the first nine minutes or so cover Shiloh, the rest a different business) you get a good look at what you’ll find in this inviting little store.

If you want to get a sense of the things that Amish stores with a somewhat tourist orientation carry, then this is a good video to view.

Foods include canned goods, bulk items like dried fruits, cooking ingredients, cheddar cheese powder, and whipped topping, and baked goods like pies, breads, sourdough dinner rolls, donuts, and pecan sticky buns.

I recognize some favorite items I tend to pick up when I’m in Amish stores like this one (after all it’s hard not to leave without a couple jars of jam or other canned good).

You’ll also see a selection of cookbooks, including a produce cookbook, one compiled by a 17-year-old girl containing over 500 “heirloom family favorites”, and another called Bulk Food Tidbits, which sounds like a perfect fit for the Amish.

The books originate from communities such as Holmes County and Belle Center, Ohio (Union Grove is a New Order Amish community so would have ties with the New Order people in those two settlements).

The video also shows us a selection of quilts. Noting the price tag of $775 for the “Trip Around The World” quilt, our host remarks that the price “I think is cheap for all this work.” I would tend to agree.

Ida also stops in at Shiloh’s sandwich bar. I have been tempted twice by this place but have never given it a try. Looks like a solid sandwich for the price.

Has anyone else visited this store before–or one like it?

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    1. Forest Hazel

      I’ve been in there several times while visiting the settlement. Very nice selection of hard to get foods. Good sandwiches. Goes without saying, but it’s closed on Su

    2. Forest Hazel

      Also, there is a new store in the Amish community in Chatham, Va. Heritage Hill, on Va. 57 north of town.

    3. Juanita Cook

      Would love to go there and get some of the canned foods they have.
      But it is too far to be able to go and do that We do have a small community not too far away and we go there once a year for the school auction and buy bread and pies there. Wish they also sold the canned goods, but they don’t.

    4. Kim S.

      Yes, we have visited Shiloh’s and purchased quite a variety of dry bulk items, canned jams, and fresh baked items. Everything was delicious and very affordable for such quality. We loved chatting with their little children on the porch. If anyone makes a trip to that community, be sure to find the homemade ice cream shop nearby! I plan to find that bakery she visited in Mount Airy towards the end of her video.

    5. mary dauma

      roseville, il. amish store

      we have visited this store many times, it is about 12 miles from our house. there is also an amish bakery about 6 miles from the store one way, a family that makes outdoor play sets, furniture and storage sheds to your specs, a greenhouse the other way about a mile. we have always been treated very nicely, and they are always very friendly whenever we visit. I have even been invited to a Tupperware party by one of the amish girls who runs the bakery with her mom, and sells Tupperware on the side. we also visit a mennodite store in Cantril, iowa that is quite an experience, their store is a whole block long and a block deep, with a grocery store, meat, deli. they started out with one store and then just kept expanding to the other stores, one room is all material, one room is all amish clothes, shoes, hats, etc, one room is all dishes, etc, books, clocks, love going there, and there is lots of amish in that area now also in the cantril/Milton iowa area.