By Kevin Williams
Some interesting Amish in the News this week so we’ll get right to it:
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: We’ve been following this story on Amish365 and we’ll continue to do. Why? Because, up until now, the Amish presence in Canada has been very clustered. The Amish are generally in the Aylmer and Milverton areas and other pockets of southern Ontario. But a move to Prince Edward Island represents a seismic sociological shift in where the Amish in Canada are going, kind of like Amish settling out west in the USA. I think these families could be the beginning of a real Amish influx into Quebec, New Brunswick, and other Maritime provinces. So I have two stories on the topic today, both are interesting and quick reads. Click here to read Prince Edward Island one and here to read story number two about the Amish and Prince Edward Island.
AMISH GRAHAM CRACKER PIE RECIPE: This is one of these old recipes that is classic Amish scratch fare and I’m glad to find one printed. Check out this delicious pie recipe! I tried one years ago when visiting an Amish settlement in Pennsylvania. It’s a good pie! Click here for the recipe.
BEST NEW YORK PIZZA IS IN…AMISH COUNTRY? Wow, oh wow, what I’d give for a slice, or two, or three of this pizza. If you are near Manheim, PA, you can indulge in this. The article never says for sure, but I think this pizza artist has Amish roots. Knepp is a relatively common Amish last name. Click here for this interesting – and delicious – article.
“AMISH” MARKET IN MEMPHIS: This seems to be a growing trend….in areas where there are no Amish settlements, entrepreneurs are opening “Amish markets” formatted in much the same way actual Amish markets are: bulk foods, jellies, cheeses, etc. Personally, I’m a big fan of actual Amish-owned markets, but I guess if it’s in an area where you can’t get to one it’s better than nothing….Click here to read…
AMISH FARMER GETS A “STUDENT LOAN”: Lend for America is a movement started by college students to extend small loans to needy people in their communities. This article isn’t very detailed, but it is interesting. It’s interesting that an Amish farmer took out a loan (rare but definitely not unheard of), and it’s neat that he got the loan from college students who are trying to better their community through microfinance. Click here to read the article.