Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the best spot to pick fresh produce!
Located at 911 Disston View Drive in Lancaster you will find Shenk’s Berry Farm the best place to pick your own strawberries, raspberries and shop at a market! A family farm started in the 80’s. A small farm has cows, sheep and so many fresh fruits and vegetables you can enjoy all year round. The crops are sold at picking your own so you can find the best berries! If you want vegetables swing over to their market from July through November to stock up on delicious greens. The market is located in Philadelphia as well! All the fruits and vegetables are grown by the family, cultivated and cared for with incredible farm practices.
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If you go to their website you can follow the calendar to see what is in season for picking from raspberries to blueberries. You can meet all your berry cravings in one spot while having fun while doing it!
Raspberries season starts in June and pints go for $3.25 while a court goes for $6.00 talk about a deal! The strawberries go for $3.25 a quart as well and they accept cash, checks or FMNP vouchers!
Picking hours vary so it is important to check their website before arriving. To pick your berries you check in at the gazebo, wash your hands and get a box to fill for your own. When you are done picking in the field you can return to the gazebo to pay for your crops!
This is a great way to spend your morning, take your children out, or enjoy a day in the sun trying something new. This is a fun way to see where your produce is coming from instead of just grabbing it off the grocery shelf, and it’s an outing for the family or friends. Plus doesn’t it taste great enjoying what you picked…talk about a delicious summer treat.
Maybe you are using your berries for a smoothing, summer salad or delicious sweet dessert the options are endless! Maybe try making your own jam for the fall and winter months with your leftovers! Pick too much and unsure what to do with them? Give some to your new neighbors a great conversation starter to share how wonderful our Lancaster County is or check out Shenk Berry Farm’s website section of “Berry Good Ideas” for ways to use your delicious produce!
Thinking of a way to spend your Saturday morning? Why not check out this local farm and see what it is all about? You will not be disappointed!
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Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about Sugar and Sweets.
Candyology is located at 69 East Main Street in Lititz. Opened Monday through Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm Lancaster residents and visitors can shop for their favorite treats. This is a family owned candy shop that has been in Lititz for ten years. Let me tell you this is not just a candy shop this is an experience that the whole family can enjoy! Candyology is a space where creativity comes alive.
From childhood classics to creative treats you may have never seen before Candyology has such a variety! It is so much fun to take time and explore the shop full of so many smells and colors. This is an experience! While they have candy that is not the only thing in the store patrons will find.
You will find one hundred different sodas to choose from, I had no idea that there were that many soda flavors…did you? The shop does something called the candy bucket…while I am here sharing some local secrets in Lancaster for you to enjoy I will not share all the secrets you will have to head over Candyology and find out just what their candy buckets entail. (You won’t be disappointed)
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Curious about what Candyology has there is an online shop for you to browse the store and buy some goodies or get some inspiration before you get to the shop. There are:
Decade & Birthday Boxes
Coffee and Tea
Doesn’t just hearing this list bring you back to your childhood? 10 and 25 cent candy at the shop makes this space a fun place to take children and teach them how to save money or learn how to count! A few favorites are Tootsie Rolls, Dad’s Root Beer, Now & Later, Bit-O-Honey, Cow Tails, Bonomo Turkish Taffy and Chupa Chups.
What are your favorite candies? Check out Candyology and see if they have them for you to enjoy.
Though Halloween is not for a few months this is a great place to get your halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters while also supporting a local business. You can buy candy for a child’s birthday goodie bags, holiday treats, or stuffers for gifts. Maybe you have a friend who is a new homeowner…do they have a den or television room? The perfect gift could be a movie night basket and Candyology is the perfect spot to get treats to include in their gift.
Whether you have a sweet tooth, or are looking for the perfect gift for a friend Candyology is the perfect local spot to check out. While their shop is open you can do a phone order and pick up in the front of the store or at their back porch. I can’t wait to hear how your first trip to Candyology will go but I do know it will not be your last!
Ps. If you subscribe to their newsletter you can get 10% off your purchase!
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Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the best stop to shop, parks and training for our four legged friends both cats and dogs….let’s run in!
Basset and Lab is located at 1352 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster. They are open Tuesdays through Sundays providing you opportunity to shop for retail, and incredible foods. Basset and Lab provide their patrons a lot of opportunities for you to meet the needs of your four legged family members. The owners of this shop have four legged members of their family so they truly make this a personalized experience creating an exciting space to enjoy meeting all of your needs. Within the shop you will find healthy food options for cats and dogs as well as specialty treats made in the shop. You will also have the opportunity to shop for toys that are non-toxic! When you walk into Basset and Lab you feel as though you are in a bakery looking at the show window of all the treats. When you see them you will think they are for humans, that is how good they look and smell, yet it is for your pet to enjoy. This is how you know the products are well made with attention to detail and care!
Their website is also easy to use if you want to check out what products they offer, you can shop by vendor from dry, wet, raw or dehydrated foods. There is also a section for treats and supplements such a wide variety you are sure to meet the needs of your four legged pal! On their website you will also see a kitchen section, where there are cakes, bakery and deli. This is a great way to view what they might have available. But if you ask me definitely make it a point to head over to Basset and Lab shop location see for yourself this one of a kind experience. You will not want to miss all that they have to offer! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, creative and kind truly providing an enjoyable, clean experience to each of their customers. For more information before swinging over to their retail store you can email, call or fill out an inquiry form on their website.
Something I believe is great about this luxury pet shop is it can provide you the opportunity to get a thoughtful gift for a loved one. You can stop over and get some treats or toys for a new neighbor that has pets. A great way to welcome them into the neighborhood and our wonderful community! If you are not from Lancaster County do not worry, Basset and Lab offers shipping across the nation! If you are a Lancaster neighbor and are interested in checking out this gem head over soon you will be hooked and make it your new spot to shop! The business also offers you the opportunity to have local delivery or in store pickup.
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After treating your pup to a delicious treat or stocking up on some great food for them, maybe you want to take them to move around and get some exercise. The first park is located in Manheim Township though that does not mean you can just pull up with your favorite pup. Overlook Dog Park is located within the Manheim Township Recreation and Park at 1241 Lititz Pike within Lancaster County. You need to be a member to use this park with your dog and to do that you can register to receive access to the park. It is a great space for your dog to exercise, meeting other pets off the leash is allowed and a great way for you to meet some of your neighbors! The dog park started through a community effort to ensure safety and fun for our furry friends. The Manheim Township Dog Owners Group works with the park and recreation to manage the space help with registration and facility access. Being a member park this ensures that all the furry friends your pump meets are vaccinated and follow the policies. The park is also open in the winter so as the warm weather approaches and you are excited to get your pup out keep it in the back of your head that you can also enjoy this space bundled up too!
The second dog park in Lancaster County that is a must go is Beau’s Dream Dog Park within Buchanan Park. And let me tell you the name is truly perfect, this park is a dream, it is incredible! The park has small and large spaces for your pups to play, they can swim around in some water wading pools, run through a tunnel or play with a tennis ball tree! It is free for all dog owners and lovers to use and maintained by the City of Lancaster it is kept clean and updated. While your four legged friend is enjoying the space you can enjoy some shade in the seating area or take a ball and throw it around the turf with your pup. Leave the toys at home and take a ride to Beau’s Dream Park. Your pup will love it, truly a dream vacation right in your backyard for your dog!
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Realize your pup was not on their best behavior at the park? Or maybe you saw a dog so well trained you are questioning if you should teach your furry love some new tactics? Look no further than The Zen Dog Den. The business is run by certified dog trainer Cherisse Feddock plus two other fabulous behavioral trainers Stacey Samii and Kelcy Waller. Everyone works as a team to help families achieve peace and happiness with their dogs inside and outside the home. The dog trainer Cherisse has been working with four legged friends as a foster pet parent, walker, educator, and trainer while also promoting pet adoption. The team has years of experience and expertise to help you and your pup be the best they can be! Cherisse has also worked with trainers across the world such as Cesar Millan.
The approach of the Zen Dog Den is to not only train but train by focusing on behavioral, instinctual and primal approaches which is truly remarkable and creates a different experience for the dog as well as the owner long after they have completed the program. Owners learn to truly understand their four legged family and build on methods that can be practiced in multiple settings. Through the work of the trainers, you and your family will be forever grateful as you learn and adapt to understand and connect with your pup. There are multiple types of services and training you can request from refreshers to a brand new owner. All of the training is done in-home so it is personal and convenient for clients, not to mention that most of the unwanted behavior occurs in the home in the first place.
Something that is a crowd favorite is the Zen Dog Pack Walks at the Overlook Park. This is an opportunity for clients to practice what they learned in the program and see what kind of pup they have within a pack of other dogs and humans. The best part is that the Pack Walks are free of charge and do not require RSVP! The trainers are available during the walks to answer questions. If you are interested in learning more, request a session or contact the Zen Dog Den today. The work that Cherisse, Stacey, and Kelcy does is remarkable and I am sure you will be talking about it for years to come! In fact, the Zen Dog Den offers clients a lifetime of support for their beloved dogs and families. Even after training is over, clients may reach out by text, phone call, or email for any reason with no cost. Having a pup of my own that has worked with the Zen Dog Den, I have nothing but great things to say. Cherisse has incredible talent and has helped us learn about our puppy while also helping her build up and learn great training techniques.
Lancaster is full of dog friendly places and spaces. Take a look below and make a list of summer fun for both you and your four legged friend. Can’t wait to hear about where you go!
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can stock up on treats, healthy meals for your four legged friends that you love or get them moving around at the parks. You will love it here!
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Are you a coffee lover, or do you enjoy trying great pastries? Maybe you like getting out once a week to support a local business…whatever your motivation may be, look no further because I have some spaces you must add to your list of places to try!
The first is Geneva Bakery Cafe located at 6030 Lemon Street in East Petersburg. The owner has been baking since they were a little girl, and oh can you tell. Their cookies, pastries, pies and desserts are magnificent! This is a great spot if you are looking to celebrate someone or something special to order a cake from. Their pies are made from homemade butter gram cracker or flaky crust your choice, they also have delicious dessert bars from brownies in different flavors to lemon bars, shortbread and more. Their scones are seasonally flavored and their muffins come in a variety of flavors as well. This is the spot for your Sunday morning bakery needs that is for sure! If you are going in to pick up one of their delicious cheesecakes or an assortment of cookies you must get one of their drinks for the road. They have a variety of hot and cold drinks from coffee, cold brew and lemonade. What is so great is that their drinks use house made syrups!! If you are a latte fan look no further and be sure to grab one of their incredible treats for the road or maybe a few!
Are you looking for the perfect spot to get together with friends for a delcious cup of coffee? Look no further than 29 East King Street. There you will find New Holland Coffee Co. a light and bright space that is serving up mouth watering drinks, delicious meals, breath taking flowers and events to enjoy for the community. You will not be disappointed by your trip to New Holland Coffee, one thing that makes them unique is that their pastries are made in shop each meeting someone’s cravings for sweets. Did you just get back from your first New Holland experience and are now in love? Don’t worry take New Holland with you by buying their coffee in bulk or bring New Holland to your next event by food truck! You heard that right, are you having a brunch this spring or hosting a bridal shower, baby shower or birthday? What better way than having your favorite spot right in your backyard! Their mission to provide “a gathering place for all who want to experience high-quality coffee, delicious food, and excellent service” can not hold more true from the minute you walk in the door to the minute you finish your last sip!
Main Street Cafe is located 2384 New Holland Pike Mondays through Thursdays from 11:00am-3:00pm. They are the perfect spot to not only enjoy a coffee but a great lunch from picking one of their soups, sandwiches or salads. When you go to order a coffee or one of their crafted specials you are having locally sourced coffee, isn’t that great! If you are not a coffee drinker the Cafe offers organic teas, smoothies and frappuccinos if you are looking for some frozen options. They have a breakfast menu that is served all day, maybe you are treating yourself to lunch and a coffee midway through the work week, this is the perfect spot to get you that caffeine pick me up and a delicious breakfast sandwich for lunch…because you can enjoy breakfast at any point in the day! The atmosphere at the cafe is wonderful, it is inviting and peaceful, be sure to try it soon!
Located in four different locations across Lancaster County is Coffee Co. They have been around since 1983 one of the first shops in Lancaster! Coffee Co. has been providing Lancaster residents and visitors a wonderful atmosphere and experience for years! Their locations offer breakfast, sandwiches, salads, drinks and of course coffees. What is great about Coffee Co. is they also offer a seasonal menu for specials. This is a fun way to try something new both through an entree or drink. They have coffee, lattes, Americanos, iced and cold drinks to choose from. Three different sizes to pick and a variety of milks and flavors to add and make it your own. A few creative flavors they have are irish cream, toasted marshmallow, english toffee and butter rum. If you are not a coffee drinker don’t worry they have an assortment of teas, smoothies, juice, lemonades and hot chocolates to enjoy. After trying out one of their locations be sure to pick up some of their beans and enjoy some coffee at home during the work week!
Cafe One Eight is located at 18 West Orange Street with a mission based on faith and bringing the community together. They focus on three values, hospitality, quality and community. These three values you can truly see and feel when you step into their space. The Cafe offers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. With a variety of options on the menu you can enjoy a charcuterie board, sandwich, wrap, salad, soup or burrito. Their food is delicious, using some local ingredients like yogurt! If you are enjoying a great book or a long visit with a friend you have the option for bottomless coffee, this is a fun way to enjoy all the coffee you want while being at the cafe. They also offer specialty drinks like cappuccinos, cold brew, lattes and espresso. If you are meeting a friend for a drink and coffee is not your thing you definitely have some wonderful options like hot chocolate, teas, smoothies and kombucha on tap! The cafe is a great spot to meet a friend or enjoy a quick lunch after a morning out.
Located on King Street and Plum Street is Passenger Coffee. No matter the location you go to you will be walking into an inviting space that provides you with a variety of equitably sourced products to enjoy! They have been listed as one of Pennsylvanias and America’s Best Coffee Shops in 2019, you won’t want to miss out on this one! Their coffee supply does change but at any time they have over 30 different coffees from across the world. They have three different flavor profiles that each coffee can fall under: lively, balanced and rich. You can also take a coffee quiz online to decide which might be right for you to try! When you visit one of the Roastery and Coffee Bars you will truly be able to enjoy each sip whether you get a latte, cappuccino or filtered coffee. Passenger also works with local cafes, restaurants, markets and groceries too so you may have already enjoyed their great coffee without even knowing it! Check out their partnerships who knows what you will find especially if you are not from Lancaster, Passenger is served across the country from places in Connecticut, California, Maryland and other great places within Pennsylvania.
Are you someone where if you could have coffee delivered to your house regularly you would? Look no further than 145 North Duke Street or 1132 Elizabeth Avenue. Square One Coffee is your answer! You can sign up for their subscription and receive coffee beans at your door twice a month! You have the option to pick how many bags you want or how often. While you can decide the blend you want to receive they also have an option for the roasters at square one to decide, this is a great way to enjoy a variety of blends regularly. If you aren’t wanting a subscription just yet go to their Duke Street location to enjoy a cup from drip coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, americanos, macchiatos and more each drink is handmade to order and a great way to enjoy a pick me up while enjoying downtown.
The last spot I would like to share is Mean Cup located in the Lancaster Central Market as well as at 398 Harrisburg Avenue. Mean Cup offers coffee, teas, cold drinks, espresso, mochas and light grab and go options of sandwiches, salads and delicious baked goods. They partner with the Goodie Shoppe and Amaranth Bakery for their sweets. Mean Cup has options for you to substitute your milk to meet your needs from soy, almond and half/half. You can also enjoy a nice dollop of whipped cream on your drink! Their coffee is so good you may want to share it with your friends or coworkers so they offer a 160oz coffee box! Don’t forget to take it to work the next time you want to brighten everyone’s mornings or take a box home if you are having friends over for brunch. This is a wonderful way to give your guest some coffee from a local spot and who knows, it may be their first time having Mean Cup!
The relaxing atmosphere that cafes, bakeries and coffee shops provide make them truly the best place for a work meeting, a catch up with some friends or a place to enjoy some time by yourself with a good book! A great way to support local is not only visiting these spaces but liking their social media accounts, leaving them great reviews and purchasing things like coffee beans to use at home. Local coffee shops sometimes offer loyalty or reward programs, so if you find one that is your new favorite be sure to be on the lookout for a punch card or app to download. Do you have a favorite spot to grab a quick cup that is not listed? Let me know I would love to go and try it! There are so many incredible places across Lancaster County it is one of the fun parts of living here you always find somewhere new doing something great!
Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania a fan favorite is a whoopie pie which is 2 cake like pieces with cream filling in the middle? There are SO many different flavors! Have a great week!
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As we enter the new year many people set new year resolutions as a way to have something to work for and hold themselves accountable. While many say they want to whine less we are wining here… hidden gems of Lancaster County are the wineries in the area, each unique providing patrons wonderful experiences in beautiful atmospheres. Let’s jump into the top 3 wineries in Lancaster County: Waltz Vineyards, Thorn Hill and Moon Dancer.
Waltz Vineyards, a winery that is full of breathtaking views across Lancaster County with three locations. One in Manheim township, Gordonville, and Lititz; each provide a unique and personalized experience. Waltz is owned by a 6th generation Lancaster farmer and his wife who pride themselves on using the land to produce award winning wine. The farm that holds the grapes is located on a hill that holds a micro-climate that is perfect for creating air flow to create mouth watering tastes. The first wine at Waltz was created in 2000 within their garage learning the art of blending and fermenting. Each wine is made from hand-picked fruit…talk about using the local land and produce! The winery opened in 2009 to provide patrons wine tasting experiences within their tasting room. This space provides individuals a space to learn about the history and work that goes into making Waltz wine. One of the major reasons I appreciate this vineyard is all their partnerships with local businesses, there is an entire section on their website where they provide you lists for restaurants, breweries, experiences, hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts, caterers, and grocery stores. Each name is linked to their website, Waltz provides us the opportunity to learn more about local businesses we may not know of and an easy way to find out more about how to support them! Let’s dive into the wines at Waltz, they offer Red, White and Rose. The reds available to enjoy are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Dry Red Blend, and Semi-Dry Red Blend. The whites available to enjoy are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Reserve Chardonnay, Semi-Dry Blend, Semi-Sweet White, and Wine Club Exclusive. Wine Club you read that right…Waltz Vineyards offers a wine club membership a wonderful opportunity to enjoy their wine regularly! This membership has so many perks, first you can pick from 3, 6 or 12 bottles quarterly while also having the opportunity to enjoy complimentary tastings, access to pre-released wines, discounts and exclusive events. What is important to note…this membership provides you with award winning wine regularly! Waltz has changed their hours for the upcoming weeks. They are open Thursdays & Fridays from 12-4pm as well as Saturdays from 11-5pm at their Manheim location. Their bottle shop is open the same hours on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays but also Sunday from 11-3pm this shop is located in Lititz. Their wine shop at Kitchen Kettle Village has hours Monday through Thursday 10-4pm and Fridays & Saturdays 10-5pm. What is wonderful about Waltz is they are taking extra precautions for all their patrons you are able to arrange a personal appointment by emailing them or going during their hour of opperation at Kitchen Kettle Village specificially for high risk. Multiple wines made in Waltz have won awards from competitions, showings, and top reviews, enjoy a glass or two soon!
Thorn Hill Vineyards, the second winery I would like to highlight. Thorn Hill is owned by Jack and Amy Thorn, where they create wonderful wine for so many to enjoy! The grapes in their wine come from California vineyards providing patrons the opportunity to taste so many flavors from California fruit to earthy tastes, winemakers creating an experience for their customers unlike any other through not only flavor but with experience as well. Thorn Hill has two tasting locations one in Lake County, California and the other in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This family winery creates award winning wine with flavors for all to enjoy. Learning about winemaking is best done by a winemaker that is passionate and detailed, when looking at Thorn Hill Amy Thorn does just that. There are seven steps in winemaking that are shared in detail on Thorn Hill’s website: One being grapes, cultivating wonderful grapes that are an essence of the terrain, two being harvesting, picking grapes when ready is the next step, three being fermentation, grapes need to be crushed and fermented so they can age properly, four is picking a barrel, this is where the wine will age barrels matters as it affects the flavor and process, five is fermentation again, six is blending to create the flavors a winemaker desires, the final step is bottling, properly bottling the wine so when ready can be enjoyed. This year marks nine year of wines within Thorn Hill to celebrate they are hosting events on February 12th and 19th where attendants are asked to wear silver or black and enjoy plated tapas, friends and wine to celebrate! To RSVP head to their website as they have limited number of guests allowed each night. If you have the opportunity to go to one of the tasting rooms to experience the creations of Amy Thorn I highly suggest that you go, you won’t regret it! Be sure to check out their events page and join Thorn Hill soon for an incredible experience. Enjoy a glass in our backyard of Lancaster County and when the time to travel comes head over to California and experience one of their villa experiences!
The last winery I would like to highlight is Moon Dancer Winery Cider house & Taproom. Moon Dancer is located in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania providing patrons a wonderful experience of not only wine but food, beer and ciders as well. Moon Dancer was established in 2004 located on the Susquehanna River, a beautiful location where you feel like you are transported to another place. They offer wine tastings, tours and space to enjoy time with your friends with fireplaces, live music, patios, and more. The name comes from the Moon Dancer Legend, a man who appears during the harvest late at night providing star-filled nights, rain and appreciation of simpleness. If you are looking to experience this space of tranquility be sure to check their events section of their website because tickets may need to be purchased depending on the day and the event. Moon Dancer offers 5 ciders, two of which are seasonal from their on property cider house. If wine or cider is not your drink of choice don’t worry they offer local PA beers on tap, by bottle, or can…there is something for everyone. While enjoying a drink you most definitely should also get a handmade pizza from their on property wood fired oven, Ta Ta Kua. While Moon Dancer provides an afternoon of relaxation with friends and a space to enjoy local wine, cider, beer, and pizza you also have the ability to host a private event on property. Moon Dancer is known for a dream location for weddings! This year take an afternoon to get lunch and a drink with some friends soaking in the beauty of the river!
As you look to the new year why not make a resolution to try new things and go to new places? Checking out one or all three of these wineries will provide you with wonderful weekend adventures with your friends or family. You will feel like you are away soaking in the landscape while being able to support some of the many wonderful local businesses within Lancaster County! As we continue through the new year take time to find local buisnesses and support them how and when you can, they are working so hard to accomodate all, providing many options and services to ensure not only safety but comfortability to anyone that works with them.
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties not far from all the wonderful wine trails in Lancaster. You will love it here!
For more information on wonderful homes like: 679 Goose Neck Drive, Lititz PA 17543 overlooking the 13th-hole fareway call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com
One of the reasons Lancaster County is a unique, vibrant place to live is because of the history of the County. One piece of history are the groups of people who live within Lancaster, the Pennsylvania Amish have been a community since the 16th century. The Amish are a religious community that live amongst one another within a simple way of living. The blend between communities amongs Lancaster County is a reason why we all love to live here. Through food, produce and materials there is a wonderful community within Lancaster County where the Pennsylvania Amish and other members in the community work together to use the local land to create and provide for one another. This week’s article I am going to dive into the Pennsylvania Amish and the wonderful items they provide for so many! A great day in Lancaster is experiencing the Pennsylvania Amish markets full of food and wonderful gift ideas!
Pennsylvania Amish is the largest and oldest Amish community within the United States. Their religious beliefs come from within the Mennonite beliefs, though different. Their traditions focus on farming, worship within homes and not moving with modern ways of being such as use of technology or electricity. They arrived within Pennsylvania in the early 1700’s settling creating their community. The Amish community can be spotted within Lancaster County by many distinctions such as driving a horse and buggy on the streets!
One of the ways our communities flourish is through the Amish Markets, there are no better places to pick up fresh produce or delicious baked goods. Stopping over to a market on your way home from an early morning walk or to stock up for a weekend family gathering is your best bet to ensure everyone is eating with a smile on their face! With so much to choose from you are sure everyone will be satisfied. A few of my favorite market finds are
Homemade Root Beer
Chicken Pot Pie
Baked Breads and Sweets
What is wonderful about the Amish markets are that we can buy fresh and local produce that is truly tasty! Being able to buy the local and fresh produce also gives us the advantage of consuming healthier produce since the food we are buying are not traveling to us. A few markets to check out for some Amish delicacies are:
Green Dragon Farmers Market & Auction
Kissel Hill Fruit Farm Orchard & Market
Lancaster Central Market (a historic farmer’s market in downtown Lancaster City)
While going to a market is a great way to get an array of items at one stop be sure to stop at a Roadside stand next time you pass one! Roadside stands are stands on the side of the road where you can pick up produce – literally farm to table shopping. Most roadstands are on the backroads a few of my favorite stands are:
Sheep Lane Produce Stand
The Corn Wagon
One way to enjoy the Amish markets or Roadstands is take your family there and pick out your produce to then create a meal together, this makes it a family affair and also a great learning opportunity for young children to cook while also learning about seasonal produce and the nutrients that come from the foods you choose to cook with. Consider trying this out, a great way to get the family together, learn a new recipe and enjoy one another’s company!
While the markets and roadstands meet your needs for food and beautiful floral arrangements it is important to learn about the Amish delicacies and craftsmanship that you can also enjoy when in Lancaster County or take home! Let me share a few of my favorite handcrafts for you to check out:
Peaceful Valley Furniture offers wooden handmade furniture such as tables, chairs, bookshelves, bed frames and more! If you are new to the neighborhood or wanting to mix up your house decor look no further! Wellmade and long lasting furniture your whole family can enjoy~
Family Farm Quilts & Handcrafts put aside your blankets and grab an Amish quilt they are beautifully made with colors and patterns galore as well as incredibly warm. As the winter days get colder these quilts are a great gift for your holiday shopping~
While these two stores have wonderful items there are more homegoods you won’t want to miss as you explore Lancaster’s Amish shops and markets. A few of my favorite buys are:
A few things to know when shopping at Amish markets or Roadstands is that the shops are closed on Sundays as well as certain holidays due to their religious faith. Be sure to bring cash when shopping because credit cards are typically not accepted (when stopping at a roadstand look for where to put your money, if someone is not there you will typically find a jar, container or box for you to pay for your items).
Whether it is a day in Lancaster County or you are looking to move into the area Pennsylvania Amish provide wonderful fresh and local food as well as incredible craftsmanship. Their markets and learning about their community is a must see and do! Head to Lancaster County to experience it for yourself, the perfect way to spend the day as a family or to get out with your friends for some holiday shopping, a wonderful way to support locally and experience Lancaster flavor!
Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties that could bring you to experience the farm to table food and locally created home goods of Lancaster County’s Pennsylvania Amish whenever you hope. You will love it here!
For more information on wonderful homes call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com