Amish Store and Produce
Jist of it

Clarksville, TN

#21 Aug 16, 2010
So am I to assume that the Amish produce store where I have faithfully been buying my produce is selling me the same junk I can get at Walmart?

Color me done!! When the religious people begin telling lies its time to go to the old standby, Walmart..

Someone tell the Amish Produce store they have lost me as a customer for their decitful ways.
Jayla

Gordon, GA

#22 Aug 16, 2010
It is sort of hard to believe their produce is local when they sell pineapples. Haven't seen too many pineapple groves in Kentucky...
Diddle

Nicholasville, KY

#23 Aug 16, 2010
In retrospect, I feel I need to make a clarification of my initial post.

The Amish have a strict set of beliefs, ifestyle, worth ethic and code of dress. Asking someone to dress so as to appear to be Amish is, in my opinion, a mockery of the Amish way of life.

It is not like asking someone to wear a McDonalds or Arby's uniform.

The true Amish are people every single one of us could take a lesson from and apply to our own state of existance.

Respectifully,

D~
employee

Lexington, KY

#24 Aug 16, 2010
Raiv wrote:
My daughters friend works at the Amish Store and they actually wanted her to change into Amish clothing to make her look the part.
I am an employee there. No one is asked to dress like the Amish, we are asked to wear, polo shirts, shorts can be worn but they must be finger tip length. but we are not asked to dress like the Amish, there is a paper given to each employee on what they are to wear when at work.. the manager doesn't dress like the Amish, so why would she expect anyone else,
too. No employee is asked to change, to look the part.
come in any day of the week and the only employee who will be dressed like the Amish are the AMISH ladies who work there.
employee

Lexington, KY

#25 Aug 16, 2010
Jist of it wrote:
So am I to assume that the Amish produce store where I have faithfully been buying my produce is selling me the same junk I can get at Walmart?
Color me done!! When the religious people begin telling lies its time to go to the old standby, Walmart..
Someone tell the Amish Produce store they have lost me as a customer for their decitful ways.
The PRODUCE stand in the parking lot, IS NOT part of the Amish Store, it is a seperate business. Yes, the owner of store owns a part of it. BUT THE PRODUCE IS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE AMISH. when the produce was sold in side of the store, we were getting it from the Amish, but it is no longer sold inside. The inside is where the Amish items is.
employee

Lexington, KY

#26 Aug 16, 2010
Jist of it wrote:
So am I to assume that the Amish produce store where I have faithfully been buying my produce is selling me the same junk I can get at Walmart?
Color me done!! When the religious people begin telling lies its time to go to the old standby, Walmart..
Someone tell the Amish Produce store they have lost me as a customer for their decitful ways.
the store isn't at fault for customers assuming something that is not. IT doesn't say anywhere on the produce stand or anywhere else that the produce is from the Amish. So, the store has not been decietful. Where the produce comes from I don't know, but I had rather give my money to someone who needs the money. as we all know, Walmart doesn't need the money. the produce stand is run by local people, not the Amish store, that need the money!
employee

Lexington, KY

#27 Aug 16, 2010
Farmer Brown wrote:
I was touring the Amish Store and could not help but notice there is not much Amish going on there. Has anyone else noticed this?
The produce they are selling is not Amish grown, but imported from who knows where in large boxes and then put in those small baskets for sale, just like down at Walmart. This seems to me to be crooked, making or implying that their stuff is Amish.
Go to any of the counties where Amish people live and enter their stores. No lights, no phone, no fake Amish stuff. Food and Produce grown right here in Kentucky. Not bought in bulk at the chepest place and trucked to us to be sold as home grown.
I was disappointed big time to go to but some fresh produce only to learn it was fresh, in Illinois about two weeks ago, just like Walmart.
The produce stand is not part of the Amish store, it is a seperat business ran by local people,
Jayla

Gordon, GA

#28 Aug 16, 2010
So the pineapples ARE local - awesome.
employee wrote:
<quoted text>the store isn't at fault for customers assuming something that is not. IT doesn't say anywhere on the produce stand or anywhere else that the produce is from the Amish. So, the store has not been decietful. Where the produce comes from I don't know, but I had rather give my money to someone who needs the money. as we all know, Walmart doesn't need the money. the produce stand is run by local people, not the Amish store, that need the money!
employee

Lexington, KY

#29 Aug 16, 2010
Judith P wrote:
<quoted text>
So if the sign said American Made Tools and you went in and found Taiwan made things selling, you would just say "Oh, American Made is just the name" It means nothing......
Sorry, but when the sign says Amish Made, people don't need to draw a conclusion, they expect not to be LIED to....
Me... I have been to their store the last time as I, and I am sure many others was buying their fruits and veggies because they were local grown. But now I realise I was lied to, so I won't be back.
the sign does not say Amish made, I read it twice today and I asked a customer to read the sign and tell me where if it says Amish made. His reply "if it says it I sure don't see it."
Diddle

Nicholasville, KY

#30 Aug 16, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to set the record straight. And doing so in a respectiful manner.

My best!

D~
employee wrote:
<quoted text>I am an employee there. No one is asked to dress like the Amish, we are asked to wear, polo shirts, shorts can be worn but they must be finger tip length. but we are not asked to dress like the Amish, there is a paper given to each employee on what they are to wear when at work.. the manager doesn't dress like the Amish, so why would she expect anyone else,
too. No employee is asked to change, to look the part.
come in any day of the week and the only employee who will be dressed like the Amish are the AMISH ladies who work there.

“Where?”

Since: Apr 09

Earth

#31 Aug 16, 2010
We made it there, thank you very much for those directions. I got jelly and lye soap there, then found the other one where we got butter and bread. YUM!
Berea here wrote:
There are two GREAT Amish stores in Garrard Co. I go about once a month. One sells home made breads, cookies, and pies....as well as everything else.
Turn left ontp 954 (going to Cartersville), follow that out...turn left on Harmon's Lick....follow that out...turn left onto Swamper Lane. Kountry Kitchen is out a little ways on the left. From there turn left out of the parking lot back onto Swamper Lane...follow to the end then turn right. Yoders General Store is right up the road on the left.
Berea here

Lexington, KY

#32 Aug 16, 2010
_WiseGal_ wrote:
We made it there, thank you very much for those directions. I got jelly and lye soap there, then found the other one where we got butter and bread. YUM!
<quoted text>
I always go for the same things....apple butter, jelly and lye soap from the first one and pumpkin bread and produce from the second one.
I'm glad you found it!
Trader

Richmond, KY

#33 Aug 16, 2010
It's sure nice to know that we have true Amish stores close by. I feel betrayed by this fiasco thinking I was getting food grown right here and learning that it was like these people that park on the roads, bought in the grocery and sold as fresh. I too will be checking on the real Amish stores to purchase from now on.

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#34 Aug 16, 2010
I'll add my thanks here again as well.
It was great getting to go, and especially with my daughter. A fun trip and interesting stores.

I got tomatoes, baby pickles beets, bread, butter, cornmeal, lye soap, honey, raspberry jam.... I saw several signs for fresh milk, too, on the way. I'm glad we went.
_WiseGal_ wrote:
We made it there, thank you very much for those directions. I got jelly and lye soap there, then found the other one where we got butter and bread. YUM!
<quoted text>

“Where?”

Since: Apr 09

Earth

#35 Aug 16, 2010
The strawberry-rhubarb jelly is YUMMY! I wish I'd have got more!
Berea here wrote:
<quoted text>
I always go for the same things....apple butter, jelly and lye soap from the first one and pumpkin bread and produce from the second one.
I'm glad you found it!
Jerry

Clarksville, TN

#36 Aug 17, 2010
_WiseGal_ wrote:
The strawberry-rhubarb jelly is YUMMY! I wish I'd have got more!
<quoted text>

Sounds good. I too thought our local Amish Store was a real Amish store. But you know, with the telephone and electric, I guess the signs were there, I just did not pay attention.

I'd say if this place wants to continue, it better change its name.
employee

Lexington, KY

#37 Aug 17, 2010
we have jams and jelly's that are bought from the Amish and sold there. we have alot of out of state customer's, that live in PA and Ohio near the Amish communities that the items in the store are bought from. they have mentioned several times that the stuff we sell in the store, is what they buy in the Amish stores, near there home. Troyer is a meat and cheese company,. IT IS AN AMISH facility.. that is where our meats and cheeses' come from. Jams and Jelly's come from JaKe and AMos. most of the jars say Amish on them, and where there are made.
lunch meal

Lexington, KY

#38 Aug 17, 2010
The Amish Store in Berea makes a mean sandwich. And it is a good deal with homemade soup.....
AnnMAry

Gordon, GA

#39 Aug 17, 2010
I agree with you that it's good, and not to stir the turd, but the soup is not home made.
lunch meal wrote:
The Amish Store in Berea makes a mean sandwich. And it is a good deal with homemade soup.....
old school

Frankfort, KY

#40 Aug 17, 2010
Raiv wrote:
My daughters friend works at the Amish Store and they actually wanted her to change into Amish clothing to make her look the part.
no they did not you or her are telling that wroung and yes there is a lot of amish stuff there and wendal combs has nothing to do with this store and rick thomas owns half the place you people

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