AMISH APPLE BUTTER: I don't know much about this place, so order at your own discretion but I do know that homemade apple butter made with an authentic Amish recipe is amazing. Good, good stuff, so here is a place you can order a couple of jars!
AMISH PEANUT BUTTER SPREAD: Now this looks amazing also. Amish peanut butter church spread is a very, very easy concoction to make and it is available commercially. For the life of me I don't know why it always tastes better when someone else makes it, but it does....Again, this is so easy to make yourself, but if you want to treat yourself, try this.
WOODEN TOYS: I love this wooden airplane made by Lapp's Toys in Lancaster, PA. I appreciate a toy like this a lot more now that I have kids of my own. Geez, there are so many toys today that have a million pieces and parts to them and then they get lost or scattered around the house. Just a good, old-fashioned wooden toy can capture the imagination just as well as something more flashy. Click here to see this plane.
HOMEMADE RHUBARB PIE: I can vouch for the authenticity of this, this is a homemade rhubarb pie from a Mennonite-owned bakery in New York. You know, this is not a bad price: $20 for a homemade pie steeped in Mennonite culinary traditions. For someone who lives far from Amish and Mennonite country, this is a real opportunity to have a Plain culture experience delivered to your door. To find out more, click here.
HOMEMADE PEAR-MINCEMEAT PIE: Ugh, I think this sounds horrible, to be honest, but it's such a quirky, offbeat flavor that you never see and mincemeat enjoys such a rich tradition among the Mennonites...this is another pie from the same Mennonite-owned bakery in New York. See the pie and find out more here.
Wow! The first couple of reviews I read for the pie??!!! Aren't the bakers supposed to make the pie before we get'em? May I say this is another reason I don't deal with Etsy retailers! The ones I have, have me all kinds of "attitude," you'd never guess they were Amish or Mennonite! Really bad attitudes!
Hi, Steve - I think I'll order one of these pies myself in the next few days, I'll let you know how my experience is! - Kevin