By Kevin Williams
It's Monday which means it is time for Amish in the News. We have an interesting slate of stories in the news, so let's get right to it.
AMISH IN MISSOURI: I was pleased to see the mighty St. Louis Post-Dispatch doing a story about the Amish. Man, the St. Louis paper used to be such a powerhouse paper in in the Lower Midwest and it still is but, geez, in the glory days of print it was second to none. So anyway, the P-D did a feature about the growing Amish population in the Show-Me-State. It did take a long time for the Amish population to really gain traction in Missouri for some reason, but it is now. But, anyway, to me, as someone who studies the Amish, this is a very interesting story on a about 10 different levels (The new community near Licking that has ties to Berne, Indiana, the Amish parents suing, something that is typically anathema to the Amish). Click here to read.
BREAK-INS: Some Amish businesses near the Holmes and Wayne line in Ohio have experienced some break-ins recently, thieves making off with cash and equipment. The burglars probably see the Amish as "low hanging fruit" as the businesses probably wouldn't have alarm systems or cameras. Click here to read more.
AMISH EXITING THE DAIRY BUSINESS? Interesting article about the pressures Amish and other Plain sect farmers in Lancaster, PA are feeling from the milk industry. Click here to read.
MAYSVILLE, KY AMISH: There are a growing number of Amish and Mennonite businesses in northeastern Kentucky with the area around Mays Lick being the hub. The local chamber of commerce recently took a tour of some of these businesses. Click here to read.
FOOD IN THE NEWS
Chicken Fricassee with Dumplings: Man, this sounds good. Not an Amish recipe, but good, comforting farm food just the same. Click here.
The Bangor Daily News is one of my favorite newspapers. It's geographic reach is just massive throughout eastern Maine and they do such a great job of sourcing stories and really covering....check out recipes in the BGN this week for quinoa vegetable soup and zucchini applesauce cookies. Yum!