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Coblentz Chocolate Company – Thirty-Four Years of Chocolate

Why chocolate?   Before they were crafting quality chocolates, Jason was a farmer and his wife, Mary, was the director of a group home for handicapped children.  Jason also worked occasionally for his brother, Mark, the owner of a small distributing business. As Jason’s brother’s business began to grow and expand, Jason approached Mark and they…
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Walnut Hills — 50 Years of Care and Service

“Walnut Hills has seen many changes over the past five decades, but the things that set us apart from our competitors – like the sense of community and the commitment to providing exceptional care – have not changed,” said Rob Aneshansel, Walnut Hills’ Executive Director. “We stand on the shoulders of the pioneers of Walnut Hills who had great vision to make Walnut Hills what it is today.”
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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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Stories from Roscoe Miller

Every small town has its historians and Walnut Creek is no exception. Roscoe Miller is remembered as a long time resident of Walnut Creek as well as a teacher and principal at the Walnut Creek School. A natural speaker, Roscoe was known for his stories and often gave talks to visitors. His entertaining, folksy delivery…
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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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How Walnut Creek Cheese Came to Be: The Rules of Business

The photos tell the story. Photos of horses and buggies, teams of horses working the fields, and fields of wheat shocks along with windmills, rolling hills, and fall leaves. It’s what makes Walnut Creek a beautiful, and unique place. But our uniqueness does not come from our natural resources or geography; our uniqueness is our…
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What to do on Sunday in Amish Country?

OK, we know that to "city folks," we're a little bit odd. You think that Ohio's Amish Country rolls up the sidewalks after 5pm (not quite so) and that there's nothing to do on Sundays. You see, in our community we regard Sunday as a Day of Rest. Time to spend with family and friends.…
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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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