Amish Countryside Bakery and Country Store at Jamesport
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Bear with me while I am still posting non-filipino restaurants or supplies. I am still on vacation right now. Today I visited one of the must-see sights in Missouri. At the Northwestern part of the state is a small town called Jamesport. Most Missouri locals know the name Jamesport for two things: the antiques and the Amish. I was excited to check out this largest Amish settlement in the state. Currently there are around 150 families living in the rich farm land of the area. From what I know their religion forbids any reliance upon technology, so they do not use electricity. I saw that most homes have propane tank outside their homes.
My first stop was the H & M Country store where they sell spice, food supplies and many dried processed foods. From afar it looks like a modern grocery store, but when you take a closer look at the items on the shelves, you’ll realize that you’ll never find these interesting homemade goodies outside this town.
One of their bestsellers at the moment are their homemade pumpkin pie fillings, just in time for Thanksgiving!
Amish Recipe books were being sold at $10.00 each. My brother treated me to two recipe books. What a sweetie!
We bought Homemade Lemon Pepper Noodles
We also got dried mixed vegetable chips for $5.50. I think we also have this in the Philippines.
An Amish lady attends to my brother’s purchases.
Apples cost from $11.50 to $12.50 per bushel.
Then we moved to the neighboring store, the Countryside bakery
I expected Amish bakers to use primitive brick ovens, so I was pretty surprised to see how modern their bakery equipment was.
They bake all sorts of breads like Tomato Basil.
Cheese Bread at $4.75
There is also veggie bread at $2.55 and Garlic bread sold at $1.55.
And just like modern-day supermarkets, they have cookie mixes for those who want to bake cookies at home but can’t find the time to make the batter from scratch.
I guess the Amish isn’t entirely as old-fashioned as I thought they’d be!