I've written numerous times - probably too many numerous times - about Keim Family Market, one of my favorite Amish bakeries. I have sentimental reasons for preferring Keim and the market is just easy to get to, perched practically on the shoulder of State Route 32. But for those willing and able to get off the beaten path a bit (always a treat in Adams County) you can find the the sprawling Miller complex at 960 Wheat Ridge Road. The Miller family has a successful furniture business, bulk food emporium and bakery. Each business is owned separately and in its own building.
The bakery is one of my favorite destinations and I take you on a little tour of it here. Each bakery has their specialty and Miller's is known for their bread. But Miller's also has turn-overs, cream-filled coffee cakes, cookies, and pies. Cinnamon-blackberry pull-apart coffeecake, anyone? All of the baked goods are scratch-made on site. This is a video tour I took years ago and I thought I would dust it off and take it out of the archives today to share. As we head into summer, Miller's is a great destination. They also are really terrific about their customer outreach, holding cook-outs, festivals, events and special sales through the spring, summer and fall that really do make Miller's a "destination" type place. With Miller's the journey is part of the reward. If you are coming from Cincinnati, take Ohio 32 to State Route 247 in Seaman. Turn right (south) and then turn left on Grace's Run Road. It's about 7 miles from there to Miller's (Grace's Run will become Wheat Ridge Road) and you'll traverse the picturesque "Grace's Run" covered bridge, pass through the crossroads town of Unity and on to Miller's. You'll pass Amish school-houses, quaint little Amish-run businesses, and be treated to gorgeous edge of Appalachia scenery.
As an aside, I noticed I'm wearing a watch in this video. How many of you still wearing watches? That must have been one of the last times I wore one. Watches are one of those items that I doubt my daughter will ever wear or probably ever know. My phone has replaced the function a wrist watch used to serve. One quick glance at my phone face and I can see what time it is. Although I'm not sure which is more uncomfortable, the bulk phone stuffed in my pocket or a sweaty wristband.
When I was a kid I always wore a watch. Probably the one I wore the longest was a Snoopy tennis watch my parents bought me. I think that probably lasted me through second and third grade. Part of me still misses that watch. I actually found that exact watch online this morning. (okay, this is probably not THE exact watch I wore, but it's the same one right down to the color)