Hello Amish Village

hiiiiii!!!

Again, I haven’t been around much lately. My family was in town and so we just went everywhere 😀 Anyways, one of the places we visited was The Amish Village in Pennsylvania. I have always loved getting to know about other people; their culture, religion, well..anything that makes them who and what they are. All the differences that you can see and hopefully learn from someone else is just so interesting and because of that, I was really really super excited to visit the Amish Village and learn a bit about them. 

For those of you who just heard about the Amish, i’ll give you a little highlight (and I quote from Wikipedia because i’m no expert so i don’t want to offend anyone 🙂 ); The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships, closely related to but distinct from Mennonite churches, with whom they share Swiss Anabaptist origins. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.

Hope that helps 🙂

Before I share my photos at The Amish Village, i’d post some photos of places we had a quick stop at on our way to the Amish Village. I’m so excited about this because these places were not just cute but they also involved (great) food (of course right? lol). 

The first place we stopped by was this super cute “popcorn house” called ‘Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn’. We stopped there and tried their popcorn and to be honest when i tried the samples the taste of their popcorn was just ok. But then I read that they also sell it online and so I thought it had to be good right? So we bought some different flavors and guess what? we tried them when we got home and it turned out the popcorn was so so delicious. Did not regret buying it at all! A must try indeed. Having said that, it seems that the samples may be put there for a while and that’s why it taste the way it was. Ha! 😀 Anyways, here are the photos of Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn. Enjoy:

Grandma Jack's Gourmet Popcorn
Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn
Popcorn as decorations. cute :)
Popcorn as decorations. cute 🙂
The inside of Grandma Jack's Gourmet Popcorn
The inside of Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn
The inside of Grandma Jack's Gourmet Popcorn
The inside of Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn
Grandma Jack also sells all kinds of pickles
Grandma Jack also sells all kinds of pickles
Caramel popcorn with chocolate oh so good!!
Caramel popcorn with chocolate oh so good!!

Hope you enjoyed that! And now we jumped to the next place that was located right next to Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn, The Dutch Haven. The Dutch Haven not only sells THE BEST shoofly pie but they also sells souvenirs and some handmade stuff done by The Amish 🙂 From Dutch Haven, I did not only buy frige magnets (which I started to collect lol) but also the shoofly pie that is really super yummyyy. If you are annywhere near Amish Village, please do stop by and look for the windmill and you’ll find that super good shoofly pie. I also bought the red velvet whoopie pie that is also really good. Indeed it was heaven for a sweet tooth like myself 😀 And here are the photos 🙂

Dutch Haven - Look for the windmill!
Dutch Haven – Look for the windmill!
Look how cute these pumpkins are :)
Look how cute these pumpkins are 🙂
Stick candy at Dutch Haven
Stick candy at Dutch Haven
Yummy Whoopie pie
Yummy Whoopie pie
sweetnessss!!
sweetnessss!!
The Best Shoofly Pie!
The Best Shoofly Pie! (i know it doesnt look that ‘appetizing’ but once you tasted it you’ll know you need not only a slice but the whole pie :p)
And so I bought the whole pie :D
And so I bought the whole pie 😀
And so I bought the whole pie :D
And this is the look of the whole pie 😀
Some nice souvenirs
Some nice souvenirs

And now, i’ll share my Amish Village photos. Yeay! I was so excited to see the carriage, the house, the outifts, and a lot more. And oh, a quick tip from our tour guide was that The Amish don’t take photos of themselves and we are not allowed to take photos of them because it’ll offend them and so I have no photos of any of the Amish we met that day. 

Welcome to Amish Village
Welcome to Amish Village
Some Amish souvenirs sold at the store when you first enter the door
Some Amish souvenirs sold at the store when you first enter the door

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They also sell some jams
Amish House; The kitchen
Amish House; The kitchen (ps: the lamp uses gas instead of electricity)
Amish House; Dining room
Amish House; Dining room
AMish House; sewing machine - Amish wife sew all the clothes the family wears
Amish House; sewing machine – Amish wife sew all the clothes the family wears
Amish Clothes
Amish Clothes
Amish baby clothes
Amish baby clothes
our nice tour guide holding some Amish clothings
Our nice tour guide with some Amish clothings
Amish bedroom; The wifes make the duvet their own - very pretty
Amish bedroom; The wifes make their own duvet – very pretty
Amish nursery
Amish nursery
Amish laundry room and basement kitchen
Amish laundry room and basement kitchen
The Village
The Village
Amish people use carriage so they must have horses :)
Amish people use carriage so they must have horses 🙂

 

 

<3 <3 <3

LOVEEE..
LOVEEE..

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The carriage
The carriage
goats running around!
goats running around!
Amish School
Amish School
The classroom
The classroom
Yep i ate my whoopie pie at the village; coouldnt help it lol..
Yep i ate my whoopie pie at the village; coouldnt help it lol..

That is all you guys 🙂 I hope you like this post as much as I do. I’m sorry it’s a bit too long; I just have so many photos that i’d love to share hehe.. Okay i’m gonna end this post now and please find below some information about places I visited:

  1. Grandma Jack’s Gourmet Popcorn: 2710 Old Philadelphia Pike Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505 – http://www.grandmajacks.com 
  2. Dutch Haven: 2857A Lincoln Highway E. (U.S. Rt. 30) Ronks, PA 17572 – http://www.dutchhaven.com
  3. The Amish Village: 199 Hartman Bridge Road Ronks, PA 17572 – http://theamishvillage.net

Have a great Wednesday people (and happy early thanksgiving) 🙂

XOXO

 

 

 

 


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