We get asked almost everyday where our favorite spots are here in Ohio's Amish Country.
There're so many hidden treasures here in these rolling hills of Holmes County. Here are a couple of our very favorite ones.
Rebecca's Bistro is nestled in the little town of Walnut Creek Ohio. The best about dining here is you feel like your dining at someones home since the restaurant is in a cozy cottage house. The food is delicious every single time. For breakfast my favorite is creamed eggs or their baked oatmeal. She's known for her famous tomato basil soup.
They also sells their own homemade salad dressing.
It's always worth the wait. Their hours are 8am to 3pm.
You can check them out here.
Antiques Trading Post Antique Mall
One of my favorite places to go antiquing is the Antiques Trading Post in Berlin. It's located beside the Farmstead Restraunt in Berlin. They always have good vendors at their mall. It's where I've found some of my best pieces. We also have some great thrift stores locally. If you put thrift store in your google maps on your phone you'll see all of them in Amish Country.
Here's the address.
Hershberger Farm and Bakery
Where to even begin on what all this little farm has to offer. It's a great place for all ages. There's a petting farm with the friendliest farm animals you'd typically find on an Amish farm. There's fresh produce and baked goods too. They're famous for their kettle corn. They also have craft and gift shops on their grounds. Theirs all Amish staff working at this family friendly must stop.
Check them out here.
Doughty Valley Meats
When you visit Doughty Valley Meats you've got to buy their peppered bacon!
It's the best in the world.
What I love about this place is the meats are grass-fed and it's always fresh.
You can also purchase organic meats like chicken and a big variety in fresh or frozen.
We love to get their steak for special occasions or when we host people. They are affordable and the staff is always so friendly and helpful.
Their hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays 8 am to 2 pm. Here's another Amish owned local business we recommend highly for our customers. Here's the address. It's just down the road from Hershberger's.
Blessing Acres Produce
I know you've heard me fuss over Blessing Acres Produce before. It's a hidden gem that I take all my friends to, when they're visiting from out of town. The Amish widow lady that owns it uses the honor system when paying. She has the prices on her fresh produce, flowers, and canned goods. But then you put your payment in this bucket she has setting out on the table. Sometimes you can also find treasures her children make. Homemade cards, baked goods or crafts. Oh! I almost forgot to tell you about her Amish cookbook she has for sale also. I was intrigued on how she describes all of her 12 children in great detail on one of the pages in her cookbook. I treasure the relationship I've build with this precious owner. She always says "hey Lena how is your business?" Sometimes we talk about what it's like being a women and running a business. Other times we cry together on our own pains we're struggling with at the moment. I love buying and supporting her rather than weeding and hoeing my own garden.
Of course your not going to want to miss Farmhouse Frocks in downtown Millersburg Ohio. There's lots of interesting shops in our beautiful historic downtown.
We hope you enjoyed our favorites here in the oasis of our beautiful community. If you want to see other ideas link over to Cottonwood Shanty's blog post.