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Amish Markets And Other Market Sources

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by foodie, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    FELLOW FOODIES--

    Just thought I would let you know of OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING DATES of NEW Whole Foods store and other Amish stores nearby.

    Whole Foods in Fairfax (beside Dick's Sporting Goods near Fair Oaks Mall) will be opening on January 17, 2007. Their NEW 66,000 SQUARE FOOT store is great! We recently visited Georgia (Gwinnett area) where Whole Foods new store recently opened. THIS NEW STORE IS A WEGMANS VERSION OF AN ORGANIC FOOD STORE. Whole Foods will have a larger meat and seafood shop than Vienna, a full-service prepared foods, cafeteria, and sit-down seafood restaurant, sushi bar, coffee and tea bar, upstairs cafe, produce is great, cooking classes and events, and other things too numerous to mention.

    For the Amish markets that I posted on HELPFUL HINTS (SITES) here are the current openings, web sites, and other information:

    padutchmarket.com (Pennsylvania Dutch Market near Hagerstown, MD. Full-service Amish market which carries Amish meats, deli meats, produce, Amish bulk foods and candies, Amish bakery, BBQ restaurant, Amish crafts, furniture, quilts, and other Amish products.) Opening date is December 20, 2006 see web site for virtual tour and information.

    thefarmerswifemarket.com (The Farmer's Wife Market near Manassas, VA is located in Remington, VA. Phone number is : (540) 439-4700.) This market is a local Mennonite store that has a great bakery, Amish bulk foods, Amish meats (full-service orders directly from Amish farmers), dairy, and bulk foods.
    Hours are Saturdays 9:00-4:00 and Mondays-Fridays 9:00-5:30. Closed Sundays.

    yoderscountrymarket.net (Yoder's Country Market is a local Amish-Mennonite market that carries also Amish meats, bulk foods, crafts, quilts, etc.) Located near Culpeper, VA. See web site for details on hours, etc.

    daytonfarmersmarket.com (Dayton Farmers Market is also an Old Order Mennonite-Amish market in Dayton, VA near Harrisonburg, VA.) This market also is full-service market that sells Amish meats, bulk foods, crafts, quilts, etc. See web site for details and information.

    The above Amish-Mennonite Markets can order whatever you would like in various quantities on bulk food items and other products. The bulk food items come directly from Amish Food purveyors and also the markets carries gluten-free products as well as bulk flours, baking needs, etc. Alot more selections than Whole Foods and Wegmans offers. Since they carry Amish made pastas, bulk foods items pre-packaged, baking items, canned jams, jellies, pickled vegetables, pickles, etc. it a better and cheaper resource for groceries. A good place to shop!

    You can probably ask them to mail order the products (except for fresh meats and dairy) to your home or office. I have and it works for me.

    Any other food-related items I will post later.

    Happy Eats:mmm: :mmm:

    Foodie
     
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    More Amish Market Resources (Located in Pennsylvania):

    shady-maple.com (Shady Maple Market is the largest quilt center in Lancaster County. This market also has a large smorgasbord of food that includes Amish style foods. They also a cafeteria and large gift store.) My husband and I were at the market two weeks ago and purchased a KING handmade Amish quilt for $800--great prices and helpful staff.

    www.marketsatshrewsbury.com (Markets at Shrewsbury is located in York County. York, PA is the city. This market has TWO LARGE buildings. One includes over 150,000 square feet of handcrafted Amish furniture for all rooms in your home.)

    We purchased several rooms of furniture recently from them and had a great experience with the owners. The market also has a HUGE selection of other Amish products, foods, etc. York is located near Baltimore County, MD.
     
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    Here's a Lancaster County Dutch Martet we frequent in Germantown, MD near I-270 Exit 13B:

    http://www.lancastercountydutchmarket.com/
    Fresh baked goods, Pa. Dutch fried chicken, Lancaster County meats and gourmet cheeses, fresh made sandwiches to go, top shelf chocolates and candy, fresh cut flowers and bouquets made to order, solid oak and cherry furniture, home cooking in our restaurant ..... and lots more!

    The market is open three days a week: Thursday from 10-6, Friday from 9-7, and Saturday from 9-3.
     
  4. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    GCyr--

    Yes, I knew of this location of the PA Dutch market. I just did not list the market because I thought some people would not go to Gaithersburg. Great place--we have been there.

    Part of my research paper is on PA Dutch and Amish foods, lifestyles, community life, etc. that is why I have become enthralled with their foods and culture. Also, my husband and I are Mennonites and love this food as well as other ethnic foods.

    Amish markets are great resources for inexpensive dry goods, bulk foods, and fresh meats. I have a huge culinary vintage cookbook collection. I cook alot from Amish and PA Dutch books as well as other sources. I guess I am a purist at heart. Oh, well. If you are interested in vintage cookbooks and vintage home economics books (1940-1960s period)--I will be happy to share resources.

    I pull information from my personal library when I freelance cooking, consumer education, and organic food articles for publication.

    Foodie
     
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    Of course, because York County is so much more convenient than Gaithersburg! :confused:
     
  6. foodie

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    Here is a great place in Brogue, PA (near York, PA) for a family outing.
    Hope Acres is a 300 acre working dairy in the heart of Amish country. Hope Acres has a robotic milking tour along with dairy tour of cows, etc. A great family style restaurant and freshly made ice cream from their own dairy farm.

    Great place to spend a day. Web site and information is:

    www.TheBrownCow.net

    Phone is (800) 293-1054 and (717) 927-9944.

    Good eats--:mmm:

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    I located the web site for the Old Order Mennonite market in Harrisonburg, VA (someone had asked for recently). Here it is:

    www.grandmaspantryva.com (Grandma's Pantry is located in the Shenandoah Market. Largest source of BULK FOODS, Amish products, etc. in Mid-Atlantic areas.)

    The Old Order Mennonite are similar to Old Order Amish in that they do not use modern technologies. The web site is run by a "middleman company" for the Mennonite communities. Online ordering is fast and affordable. We use them alot when we cannot visit market. I bake homemade breads periodically and they have great prices on flours, etc.

    Merry Christmas to All--

    Foodie
     
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    The Pennsylvania Dutch Market that opens in Hagerstown, MD area grand opening date is January 4, 2007. Web site is as follows:

    www.padutchmarket.com (PA Dutch Market web site.)

    We have been to location in Cockeysville, MD and find the food great!

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    :mmm: :mmm: Fellow Foodies--

    We recently returned from York, PA area. We recently purchased from the Markets at Shrewsbury--five full bedroom sets of furniture and a new dining room set for twelve, and entertainment center. Their prices are great and handcrafted Amish furniture with great craftsmanship. We travel alot to Pennsylvania and Maryland where my husband has relatives and friends. We frequent alot of the local Amish and Mennonite markets between PA, MD, and VA since we are Mennonite and love their products.

    The web site is: www.marketsatshrewsbury.com (Markets at Shrewsbury is near York, PA.)

    Also, as I previously mentioned, the NEW Pennsylvania Dutch Market opened January 4, 2006 in Hagerstown, MD area. We went to the PA Dutch Market in Hagerstown's Grand Opening last weekend of January 4-6, 2006. Great place with full-service butcher, produce, and large bakery. Huge assortment of candies, bulk foods, and other sundry items. Great broasted fried Amish chicken and smoked turkeys!

    It is about one to two hours from Leesburg, VA. Since our farm is in Leesburg area near Frederick, MD it is about an hour for us to travel. Great resource and also good selection of Amish crafted furniture.

    Web site is: www.padutchmarket.com (PA Dutch Market.)

    Great eats--

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    vacliff and others--

    Thanks for inquiring about the Amish Market where we recently purchased our furniture. We recently picked up five full bedroom sets (for our kids' rooms), a full dining room set for twelve, and a large entertainment center. The prices are fabulous and the Amish furniture is handcrafted and well made. We rented a truck and picked up furniture.

    Special orders may take up to eight weeks. Alot depends on stock items and finishes, etc. Here is the web site--

    www.marketsatshrewsbury.com (Markets at Shrewsbury web site.)

    The market is actually located in Shrewsbury, PA near York, PA. It is about 2 to 2 1/2 hours from Loudoun County. If you go and wish to stay overnight to look around, stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel at Hunt Valley, MD. Embassy Suites is a good and clean hotel next to Wegman's Hunt Valley store. Great breakfast buffet is included with hotel price and stay.

    The Markets at Shrewsbury also has a total of two or three large Butler buildings. One houses the Amish handmade furniture and crafts. The other buildings makes up an Amish food market with a full-service butcher, bulk foods section, bbq, and other foods. Check out web site for details and hours.

    We frequent that area because of friends and relatives in PA areas.

    Good luck--great weekend trip.

    Also, the Light Rail is beside the Hunt Valley location and you can take it to the Inner Harbor if you wish.

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    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Is there a lot of furniture in stock?
     
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    vacliff--

    Yes, the Butler building is about 60-80,000 + square feet. Pretty large and selection of dining rooms, bedroom sets, entertainment centers, bookcases, chests, cabinets, and other styles. You may have to special order various finishes and styles. Great selection though.

    Call the market--phone and info is on web site. Ask for furniture store and talk to them directly with your concerns and questions.

    Good luck--

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    vacliff--

    The Markets at Shrewsbury for the Amish furniture has on site a HUGE showroom of ready made furniture. You can special order or purchase right at the Market. Well worth the trip for a look. The prices are better than other Amish markets that I could recommend.

    The same large TV/Entertainment cabinet we purchased with finishes and hardware that we special ordered was $800 at the Lancaster County Dutch Market in Germantown, MD area. The Lancaster Market is about 45-60 minutes if care to check out their stock of furniture.

    www.lancastercountydutchmarket.com (Lancaster County Dutch Market's web site.)


    We only paid $500 for EXACT cabinet. You do not have to Special Order--they have several hundred pieces ready to purchase and haul away. Bedroom sets, Kids bedroom sets, Dining room/kitchen sets, quilts, all types of cabinets/bookcases/entertainment centers (all sizes and widths), benches, desks, chairs (huge selection). If you go to web site, the company is PENN DUTCH Furniture--call and ask questions if your are curious.

    Web site on previous posts--

    www.marketsatshrewsbury.com (Market at Shrewsbury's web site.)

    Have a good Easter--

    Foodie
     
  14. foodie

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    Fellow Foodies--

    Here are some sources for Amish and Mennonite foods and other info on where to purchase bulk foods, etc.--

    www.lehmans.com (Lehman's is in Ohio and a fabulous catalog--non-electric and electric--for all types of products that you would find in an old-fashioned hardware and general store. Simple living products and organic products also. Products are not just Amish-related. Check it out. Canning supplies, gardening supplies, books, etc.)

    www.amishcookonline.com (The Amish Cook Online is a great online syndicated column that features interesting articles regarding Mennonite and Amish lifestyles, info, etc. Also, great books--cookbooks, etc.)

    www.dutchvalleyfoods.com (Dutch Valley Bulk Foods is where I order bulk foods, snacks, baking products, etc. Cookbooks also available. Dutch Valley is where the Amish and Mennonite Markets orders from for their Markets. Open to public to order online. Great products.)
     
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    Do you have any suggestions for a good local Latino or South American market/grocery store? I love the authentic chorizo sausage and other fresh items, but haven't found anything that great since leaving Arlington.
     
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    ColesMug and others--

    You can try Grand Mart in Sterling, VA at Cedar Lakes Shopping Center (across from Sugarland CrossingShopping Center on Route 7--where Dunkin Donuts is located--or order online from Goya.)

    www.goya.com (Goya Foods site.)

    www.grandmartus.com (Grand Mart's site with several locations.)

    I will PM other sources if interested--just ask. I can recommend places to order online as well as local butchers, etc. if interested. Also, try the new Whole Foods in Fairfax (beside Dick's Sporting Goods and Kohl's near Fair Oaks Mall). Located on Promenade Drive, I believe. We think Whole Foods' new prototype store is better than Wegmans.

    www.wholefoodsmarket.com (Whole Foods Market site.)

    Foodie
     
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    Would you happen to know where I can find Peruvian corn? I'm not kidding - the stuff is amazing (or maybe the mojitos make it better? ;-). There's a great restaurant in NYC that I always get my fix at. Have never been able to find it in DC.
     
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    Re: Amish Markets And Other Market Sources (Ethnic Markets, etc.)

    christinaandrob, colesmug, and others--

    Here is your Spanish and Peruvian Market sources--

    www.jgjrodriguez.com (Peru Food's site. They list lots of varieties of Peruvian corn products--frozen and fresh. I emailed and called the company to see if I can obtain a catalog for you--christinaandrob. I will PM you info.)

    www.metromarket3.com (Metro Market III is a local Spanish and Peruvian Market which includes a Latin American Bakery located in Springfield, VA area. Hours are Monday-Sunday 9 am to 9 pm. They carry chorizo sausage (fresh meats, etc.) and other foods. Call for product info. Peru Foods is the Peruvian food purveyor that they order through--their "middleman" for ordering foods. Call for ordering products that the store may not have in stock for "Special Orders" if possible. Address is--6127 Backlick Road, Suite A, Springfield, VA, Phone Number (703) 913-6351.)

    christinaandrob--On a side note--Peruvian corn is called (depending on the variety) maizen mazorca which is white corn on the cob that is frozen. Maiz morado is the purple corn on the cob which is fresh. Many varieties to chose from. Metro Market III carries ALL the Peruvian products. Another variety of Peruvian corn that is used in cerviche dishes is called maiz cancha montana or mountain dried corn which is used in fried corn dishes also. We have been there for corn also. I make alot of corn for my kids and corn puddings with the corn.

    Another ethnic market located at Sugarland Crossing Shopping Center is a Persian Market and Bakery. Info is below--

    www.farsinet.com/baghghali/virginia.html (Mash Hassan Barbary is located at 46970 Community Plaza, Suite 111B, Sterling, VA, Phone Number is (703) 948-9155. Great place to shop also.)

    Yummo--good eats--any more questions--just post here for all ethnic foods or other food questions. I recently returned from NY City also for the Summer Fancy Food Show sponsored by the National Association For Specialty Food Trade (NAFST) where my family and I got to try alot of various foods. Great foods--I spoke on Nutrition Trends and Consumer Food Trends. Their web site has alot of "foodie-related" company links and other information. You can also access food companies web sites for various product lines and information, etc. I will update this site periodically.

    www.specialtyfood.com (NAFST's web site and links.)
     
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    Fellow Foodies--

    Also, for canning supplies and food preservation--check out the following--

    www.canningpantry.com (Canning Pantry is a great resource.)
     
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    Fellow Foodies--

    Here are some excellent resources for Amish/Mennonite cheeses and other products--of course--I can list others--PM or ask me here. (We are still in the "early stages" of planning an Amish/Mennonite Market.)

    www.heinis.com (Heini's Cheeses are well-known in Ohio's Amish county and other regions for artisan cheeses from local Amish/Mennonite farmers. Great products. Online ordering available and a hundreds of varieties. I have numerous other resources to order from if you are interested--just ask. Enjoy!)
     

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