By Kevin Williams
We have an interesting assortment of Amish stories in the news today, so let's get right to it!
AMISH FOOD CHAIN: How do Amish-grown foods make it into the supermarket without the benefit of the internet, phones, computers, and all of the modern technology that has streamlined the food supply chain? This article explains, sounds like it might be a boring read but I promise it is not, it's pretty interesting and it dovetails with my own experiences of visiting Amish growers who still conduct their business with clipboards and calculators but somehow manage to make it work! Click here to read the article.
AMISH CRIME WRITER: I'm usually kind of skeptical about these types of writers and these types of books but when the New York Times takes notice it kind of makes me take notice. So maybe I will have to check out one of Linda Castillo's books for the local library, has anyone read one? What do you think? Click here to read the article.
LANCASTER FARMING'S TIPS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE CUCUMBER PICKLES: These are a favorite in Amish kitchens this time of year, which is probably why Lancaster Farming ran this piece. Click here for the article.
Related Recipe: Easy Amish Dill Pickles
VISITING AMISH BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK: This is an interesting article to read even if you aren't planning a visit to western New York but if you are planning a journey to that area then this is a must-read, gives you some great insights and tips of where to visit. It's been several years since I've visited Amish communities in western New York, this gets me itching to go back there! Click here.
CHERRY TOMATO COBBLER: This is not an Amish recipe, although I have heard of simpler versions of "tomato cobber" or "tomato crumb" years and years ago while visiting an Amish community in Illinois. I hadn't thought of tomato cobbler in years until I saw this. Have extra tomatoes? Give this a try! Click here