Would anybody be interested in a Lancaster County/Amish Country meetup? Harvest season is beginning and we can visit produce, meat, and cheese shops while they’re in full swing. We could also visit a local restaurant or two but farms and roadside markets are the big story. If it happens on a weekday, we can also visit a produce auction.
There was some interest in this at the Flushing meetup a week ago and I hope it can happen.
BTW…if you’d like to come and don’t have a car, you can come by Amtrak. At least one of us can meet you at the station.
(John Hartley - a culinary patriot eating & cooking in Northwest England)
Unfortunately, a trans-Atlantic trip is out of the question but I’m envious. Hope this comes off and there’s a detailed report back. We included a couple of days in Lancaster on one of our American holidays some years back. A lovely part of the world but to add in all those food stops would have been great. Of course, mention of the town of Intercourse always provokes a snigger.
From my one trip to the Lancaster area many years ago, I remember the ice cream was better than I had had pretty much anywhere else! (We also stopped at markets and picked up, among other things, shoofly pie.)
Hope you get some bites (ha) @byarvin! You might try tagging some of the more regular regional posters like @Steve to tag in other folks from the region.
So … we can do this on a Thursday or Saturday … probably August 20th or 25th. A Saturday trip could feature an evening detour to Gelato di Babbo which is great, but (just) outside of Lancaster County. What’s the consensus?
Hope Springs Dairy (cheese)
Beiler’s Fruit Farm
Centerville Bulk Foods
Dienner’s Country Restaurant
Down-On-The-Farm Dairy (ice cream)
New Holland Coffee Company
Appel Valley Meats
All subject to change.
BTW… the date isn’t fixed yet while I wait for confirmation of an oral surgery appointment.
BTW#2 … meeting time depends on transport; if people are coming by Amtrak, we can pick them up and drop them off.
2 of us would be interested in joining. Saturday only; no weekdays. The 20th is probably out for us, so I’m with @Homestyleturkey with “as late as possible in the month”. 27th would definitely be a yes.