Important values for the Amish include the maintaining of their families and their faith. They seek to make decisions that will allow their faith practices to continue and their children to have the opportunity to choose their faith as young adults, as well.
As mentioned in other articles in the Amish Knowledgebase, one of the ways the Amish are able to accomplish this is with their family businesses. In the past their farm based livelihoods allowed them to accomplish several things. One, they could work alongside their children to train them how to work and build relationships. Two, working on ...

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By: Jennifer Yoder


Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.

We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...

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4 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

4 medium sized ears of fresh cooked sweet corn (cut the kernels off)

4 green onions, chopped

1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped 


In a small bowl, make the dressing by whisking the mayo, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the corn, onions, chilies, and tomatoes. Add the dressing and stir to combine. Refrigerate for an hour or 2 to allow the flavors to develop. Served chilled. 


In place of fresh corn: 2 (11-ounce) ...

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