By Kevin Williams
One of my favorite Amish produce places is the Zook farm on US 35 just north of I-70 between Williamsburg and Richmond, Indiana. Their stuff is locally grown, seasonal, always looking tasty. They are friendly also. I think you'd have to be to live on a busy highway and have strangers stopping by at all hours looking for tomatoes or beans. They sell produce all the way through pumpkin season, when their fields are full of plump, bright orange orbs.
Aster enjoyed meeting and interacting with the Zook children who were manning the produce booth the other day. She also enjoyed the livestock with roams around the property. Here are some scenes from our visit. Yum! Rachel got some green beans and roasted them last night, good stuff!
Zook is a last name commonly found in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Wayne County is a slice of Lancaster in rural Indiana with Zooks, Lapps, Fishers, and Kings are being common last names here, but not so much in other midwestern communities.