I love exploring what Amish-themed items are available on Etsy and Amazon. I do not get an affiliate commission for items on Etsy that I spotlight (I'm going to apply, though, there is a way to do that), so the ones I am choosing to share are purely ones that I think are fun or interesting.
Let's begin with raisin pie,
COUNTRYSIDE BAKERY RAISIN PIE: I've tried baked goods from this bakery before and they are as good as advertised. Countryside Bakery in rural Upstate New York is a certified and inspected bakery, Mennonite owned and the foods reflect the Amish and Mennonite culture. This raisin pie, for instance, is a classic Amish confection that is popular as a comfort item at funerals. If you don't live near Amish country and you don't think you'd have a chance to ever taste an authentic Amish-Mennonite raisin pie, I absolutely think it is worth the money to order this if you look at it as a cultural experience in addition to dessert. A description of this pie:
These pies are made completely from scratch. The pie filling gets made fresh for each batch of pies. There is no bought canned pie filling. The crust also gets made from scratch
COUNTRYSIDE BAKERY SOFT SUGAR COOKIES: And if raisin pie isn't your thing, then these soft, frosted sugar cookies might be...man, they look amazing and I've actually had these before..they taste as good as they look and I've had items shipped to me from this bakery and they always arrive in good shape. Click here to order.
AMISH COUNTRY COOKBOOK - MONTANA: I have this cookbook, so I was excited to see it. Not sure why I am excited to see it if I have it. I guess so I can share it with you. I remind myself of my kids when I take them into a toy store and they see a toy for sale that they already have, they get really excited to see it. Anyway, I love this cookbook, it's a showcase of recipes from the Amish settlement in Kootenai, Montana. Such a remote, but amazingly friendly community. More about the book:
soft cover cookbook from 1988. It is spiral bound, 281 pages. Nice condition. Fun recipes from making laundry soap to Cheddar Chowder Soup.
Definitely one of my favorite Amish cookbooks, click here to order!
RARE MENNONITE COOKBOOK: I almost jumped on this myself. There is only one of these in stock...I love these local, hyperlocal older cookbooks that focus on a specific church culture. Written by the Zimmerman sisters (a common conservative Mennonite name) this book just looks like the type of classic I like. Learn more and buy here.
Heart Buggy: I figured I might as well post this since we are close to Valentine's Day. I was more excited about it as I read more about the wood product. It's made by a LaVerne Miller in Indiana, probably Amish based on the name and location. If he's not Amish he's former Amish or a generation removed and I'm sure his woodcrafts reflect that work ethic. Click here to learn more and order!