THINK SPRING! You might be interested in these spring recipes:
Asparagus Potato Soup
Amish Rhubarb Cake
By Kevin Williams
Greenhouses are especially popular businesses among the Amish. Starting a garden or greenhouse business is very conducive for doing at home, which is where most Amish prefer to work. There are giant, sprawling Amish greenhouse operations to tiny backyard businesses. I tend to prefer the smaller ones, but that’s just a personal bias.
The Berlin Seed Company in Berlin, Ohio is owned by Amish man Ed Beachy and they sell a huge variety of seeds by mail. Not online, though. Still, you can read more about them here.
One of my favorite activities in the spring (and fall) is driving around Amish communities and just looking for greenhouses that are in operation and open to the public. You never know what you might find, so I highly recommend giving it a try!
This is a tiny Amish-owned garden shop that ran across near the town of Colon. The building was tiny but was stocked with anything a green thumb would need from seeds to trowels.
Countryside Greenhouse on Carlos Road in Wayne County, Indiana is stocked with mums in this photo, this is a sprawling Amish-owned greenhouse business.
This Amish greenhouse I visited in Wisconsin had an innovative watering system. Amish employees like this woman would climb makeshift ladders to and water plants from above, the water would then drip down over several layers of plants so that it didn’t waste water.
Greenhouse signs, this one in Daviess County, Indiana are a sure sign of spring!
Another Daviess County Amish-owned greenhouse
Despite the busy season, the Amish try to keep a sense of humor, as seen by this homemade sign in a Wisconsin greenhouse.