By Kevin Williams
Along tourist-clogged Old Philadelphia Pike east of Lancaster you'll find all-you-can buffets, buggy rides, and motels, culiminating in the twin towns of Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse. But among all the kitschy, touristy Amish stuff, you'll find whiffs of the real thing. One such place is Bird-in-Hand Farm Supply.
On a February morning, buggies in the lot outnumbered the few cars. Amish farmers head in to conduct business and buy supplies. I didn't have time to go in, although after reading more about it I wish I had made the time. Here's one review that sheds some light:
This store has EVERYTHING you could possibly need for home, yard, or apartment. To the left inside of the store is a small, unassuming grocery dept with several hard-to-find items like REAL pretzel salt... everyone is friendly and the prices are right. Make a list so you won't forget anything
I doubt the store is Amish-owned, but I don't even know that for sure...not that it matters, to me the stamp of old-fashioned authenticity are the Amish buggies in the parking lot. If Amish customers are shopping here, they must carry a nice line of stuff.
This is another helpful Google review:
The store is Amish owned and operated 🙂 in fact, many of our Amish friends have close family that work there! It is a wonderful store. A local gem for sure.
Thanks for that insight, Jill,now I really am wishing I had gone in to explore!