By Kevin Williams
A GROWING COMMUNITY
I've been watching with interest an Amish community taking root in Preble County, Ohio. It's been almost a year since I went exploring there and I had the chance the other day to do a follow-up visit. The settlement has seen a 20 percent increase in growth since then (from four families to five), with more expected to arrive. Interestingly, the center of the settlement seems to be taking shape on Wolverton Road north of Campbellstown, near the Indiana state line. The spot seems a little unexpected because it's really just a stone's throw from busy I-70 and bustling Richmond, Indiana. Preble County has far more rural areas to pick from so I'm a little surprised at this spot. There are three Amish families who all have produce and bakery items for sale just south of the intersection with US 35. If you head south on Wolverton you'll see a produce stand and sign for homemade donuts (Saturdays only for the doughnuts). This was my first stop and I have to say - and I have been to a LOT of Amish produce stands over the years - this is one of the best.
AMAZING AMISH PRODUCE STAND!
The produce was outstanding, but it was more just the variety, cleanliness, and convenience. You just pull in, browse the shop, pick out produce and there is a self-serve refrigerator with homemade candies and jellies inside. Just an amazing Amish experience. Here are some photos: