Category Archives: The People & Culture

Come to Yoder’s Amish Home

Yoder’s Amish Home, opening for tours in 1983. The hog barn and chicken house became a gift shop and the house Gloria had envisioned as her home was now filled with authentic Amish furniture and local Amish ladies spent the day in the kitchen baking bread, cookies and pies which customers were delighted to purchase.
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The Story Behind Walnut Creek’s Hillcrest Orchard

Ninety-three years ago, three gentlemen made the decision to plant apple trees on a hillside in the village of Walnut Creek, Ohio, marking the beginning of Hillcrest Orchard. It was 1927.    It wasn’t long before two of the partners decided the orchard business wasn’t for them. The remaining partner, Dan Hershberger, wanted to continue…
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Why do Amish have Solar Panels?

When you visit Amish Country for the first time, you may bring with you some preconceptions about Amish life. One misconception is that Amish shun all modern technology. Solar Panels installed on a stand While that may be more or less true in some of the more conservative orders (for example, the Swartzentruber sect), Amish…
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The Joy of the Hunt: Morel Mushrooms

Springtime is finally here after a rather cool and rainy March and April. This season has been highly anticipated for (at least) 365 days. Intrepid and dedicated hunters are marching through the woods, looking for the delicacy of the woods: Morel Mushrooms. Hunting morel mushrooms is not just a hobby - it's serious business! About…
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Value Relationships First…Getting to Know Mattie Miller

How I met Mattie... The cute house was yellow, simple, and unchanged for many years. It was surrounded by a few flower beds and some old trees with a couple chairs in the shade by the back door. Every day for six months I passed by the house on my early morning walk down the…
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Find your way to Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is centrally located in Ohio’s Amish Country, about two hours from Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh. We’re easily accessible by I-77 from the east, Route 30 from the North and Route 62 from the south.

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