If you live in the northeastern part of the United States, you might be familiar with Amish markets. Typically, these markets sell homemade baked goods, fresh produce, Amish furniture and other handcrafted goods. But not all Amish markets are the same. Amish communities are located in 30 states, mostly in the eastern U.S., and that's where you'll find the best Amish markets.
In what is considered Amish Country (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, along with parts of Ohio and Indiana), you'll find roadside stands and farmers markets where Amish vendors sell their goods, usually open a few days each week. You may also find old-fashioned country stores located in Amish communities that carry a wide selection of Amish goods and fresh food, with some of the vendors being Amish and some not. Outside of Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch country, you can still find Amish markets, though they're not as clustered or frequent.
Here are a dozen of the best Amish markets in the country.
Bluegate Farm Homegrown Produce & Homestyle Bakery
Located at: 2725 A Lincoln Highway East, Ronks, Pennsylvania
Amish-owned and operated farm located in the heart of Lancaster County. Find homemade root beer, horseradish, and a full variety of preserves, plus baked goods like whoopie pies, pumpkin rolls, breads, cakes and pies. They're open from the first week of April through the end of December, Monday through Saturday. Find more info on the market here.
Lancaster Central Market
Located at: 23 N Market St, Lancaster PA
One of the best known Amish markets is this historic farmers' market in downtown Lancaster City, which is open three days a week, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, year-round. There are over 60 vendors, some specifically Amish and some offering Amish-made goods, and all worth checking out. Find more info on the market here. Don't miss out on the ice cream and gift shop!
PA Dutch Farmers Market of Wyomissing
Located at: 845 Woodland Road, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Find everything from coffee and donuts to meat, cheeses, honey, soft pretzels, candy, fresh fruits and vegetables. They're open Thursday, Friday and Saturday year-round. Find more info on the market here.
Kauffman's Fruit Farm and Market
Located at: 3097 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania
Five generations of Kauffmans own and work this family farm. Find fruit from the family's orchard, canned preserves, cider donuts, apple cider and other Amish goods. Open year-round, Monday through Saturday. Find more info on the market here.
Root's Country Market and Auction
Located at: 705 Graystone Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania
Open year-round, but only on Tuesdays, this giant market with over 200 stands sells meat, cheese, fresh produce and fruit, Amish furniture, handcrafted gifts, and other Amish and non-Amish goods. There are poultry and produce auctions, also on Tuesdays, and a flea market that happens on Tuesdays and Saturday. Find more info on the market here.
Dutch Country Farmers Market
Located at: 701 N Broad Street, Middletown, Delaware
Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday year-round. 20 vendors sell baked pies, donuts, cheeses, fresh meats, fresh fruit and fresh produce, along with Amish furniture. If it's not made on-site, it's brought in from Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Find more info on the market here.
Amish and Country Store
Located at: 3040 Highway 65 North, Dermott, Arkansas
This grocery store offers a variety of Amish and Mennonite goods, including soaps, bulk foods, bread, jams, candy, cheeses and meats. Open Monday through Saturday, year round. Find more info on the Amish farm market here.
Helfling's Amish Farm Market
Located at: 38953 Harper Avenue, Clinton Township, Michigan
This Amish market is a family-owned business with a focus on minimally processed, naturally raised fresh meats, plus a selection of other grocery items including produce. They're open Monday through Saturday, year-round. Find more info on the market here.
Amish Country Coop Farmers Market
Located at: 43368 County Road 23 South, Bertha, Minnesota
Over 40 families from Todd County, Minnesota, sell handmade crafts, furniture, fresh produce, and other Amish goods. They're open year-round, Monday through Saturday. Find more info on the market here.
Yoder's Country Market
Located at: 90 County Home Road, Blanch, North Carolina
There's on onsite deli and bakery, plus a wide selection of jarred foods, candy, baking supplies, grocery items and more. The market is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, with some shorter hours during the winter months. Find more info on the market here.
Nolensville Feed Mill Farmers Market
Located at: 7280 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, Tennessee
Carries Amish and Mennonite products including baked goods, fruits and vegetables, and seasonal flowers and gourds. Open seven days a week, but January 1 through May 1 they close early. Find more info on the market here.
Located at: 410 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas
Find Amish-made items including furniture, gifts and crafts, plus a selection of homemade Amish and Mennonite foods including jams, jellies, butter, cheese and pickled goods. Open Sunday through Friday, year-round. Find more info on the market here.