By Kevin Williams
I have MANY favorite Plain-owned businesses (when I say "Plain" I mean Amish, Mennonite or Brethren), so I'll do this post again sometime. I don't want anyone thinking these are my top favorite necessarily, these are just five favorites that I think are worth checking out this summer. And keep in mind, these are businesses that are actually Amish-owned. There are other neat "Amish country" businesses (i.e. like Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana or Rise and Roll Bakery) that are not actually Amish-owned but worth visiting. I'll list those some other time.
HEIDI'S BAKERY & CAFE: If you are anywhere near the cool mountains of western Maryland, check out Heidi's Bakery and Cafe, a wonderful Plain Mennonite-owned business. The cooking style is very much with the Amish and Mennonite tradition. Yum. Yum. Read more here.
COVERED WAGON FARM MARKET: Wow, this is an awesome Brethren-owned business just outside of Dayton, Ohio. Great bakery, deli and produce with a Plain touch. Read more here.
THE POTLUCK: I spent the night with this family once and they were just so incredibly hospitable and terrific and they really run a top-notch produce business outside of Hutchinson, Kansas and it is all honor system. Read more here.
RONAN CAFE: A wonderful Mennonite-owned cafe in Ronan, Montana. Definitely worth stopping for just the pie! 113 Main St SW, Ronan, MT 59864
COUNTRYLANE BAKERY AND GIFTS: This is an Amish-owned bakery outside of Berne, Indiana. Awesome authentic food and she'll even cook you up a homecooked meal if you give her some notice. Absolutely worth a stop. Read more here.