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The Harvest has Begun! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #3 Issue #7
July 31, 2011

Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of Experience-Ohio-Amish-Country.com
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing

Volume 03
Issue 7

August 2011

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Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

It seems like summer just got here and we were anticipating all the things we wanted to do. It's hard to imagine that one month of it is already gone.

Hopefully you are succeeding at your wish list better than we are. Time just seems to fly by. Crops are growing well. Some are already ripe for the picking.

Speaking of picking, the roadside signs are up and the early sweet corn has arrived at local stands and shops. Raspberries and blueberries are ready for harvesting (and eating) as well.

sweet corn sign

You just can't beat the taste and quality of locally grown fresh and even organic produce. There's a host of farms & farm stands, local markets and roadside stands where you'll find just what you're looking for!

If it's action you seek, don't forget summer and fall are packed with local, community events, festivals, fairs and auctions.

Be sure to check out our Trip Ideas page and our Events Calendar page. This will help you know what's happening when and were.

And, as always, if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map. _________________________________________________________________

In this issue we'll be highlighting:

Our Feature of the Month - Amish Peanut Butter Spread

The Tip of the Month - We're on Facebook

A - Featured Recipe of the Month - Pull Buns

And as always Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.

See Previous Issues of Ohio Amish Country Experiences

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Amish Peanut Butter Spread

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We really enjoy the different "tastes" of Amish Country. Food is half the fun! We love to go shopping, find great deals and stock up on great stuff.

One of the "iconic tastes" of Amish Country is old fashioned Amish peanut butter spread. Most every restaurant in Amish Country will offer this wonderful topping for their fresh bread and dinner rolls.

We've discovered it also makes a great ice cream topping!

So . . . we decided to make this product available to our visitors who either can't make it to Amish Country - or didn't bring any home from their last visit : ]

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Only $3.98


You must be completely satisfied with your purchase or you may return it for your money back!

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We're on Facebook

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We now have a Facebook page! In this age of instant communication and constant updates it seems like almost everybody keeps up with each other through Facebook.

We hear people say, "Facebook me . . . ." It's almost become more popular than email for some people. So, we decided to get in the fray, join the action and - start posting!

Please check out Experience Ohio Amish Country on Facebook - we are trying to give lots of good "quick-tips" and info to our visitors who want to follow our site in this way.

If you like it, please "Like us" as well!

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amish pull buns

Featured Recipe of the Month

Pull Buns

Ingredients:
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. lukewarm water
1 c. scalded milk
1/3 c. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. salt 3 eggs, well beaten
1/3 c. sugar
3 3/4 c. flour

Sugar Mixture:
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. ground nutmeats
3 tsp. cinnamon

Mix sugar, butter, salt, and scalded milk and let cool to lukewarm. Add yeast, eggs and flour to make a stiff batter. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Knead and let rise again. Make dough into small balls about the size of walnuts and dip in melted butter and roll in sugar mixture. Pile balls loosely in ungreased angel food pan and let rise again for 30 minutes. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes then at 350° for approximately 30 minutes or until brown. Turn pan upside down on plate.

Pull Buns recipe taken from Cooking With The Horse & Buggy People Vol. I submitted by Mrs. Mose Nisely.

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You must be completely satisfied with your purchase or you may return it for your money back.

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Order both Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People Series volumes I & II for only $22.00
You must be completely satisfied with your purchase or you may return it for your money back.

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Calendar of Events

August Events:

August 2, 9, 16

Concert Series
Bring a picnic and enjoy music while being outside in Holden's gardens, 6pm - 8pm, The Holden Arboretum 440-946-4400.

August 4

Shutterbugs Camera Club
Exercise your creativity with monthly photo assignments, learn tips, tricks and new techniques, all skill levels welcome, group meets first Thursday of the month, 7pm - 9pm. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center.

August 5

Chardon Square Farm Market & Concert
Come Friday nights June 17-August 12 for a wonderful night of community fun, newly enlarged Farmers Market opens at 4:00 with local produce, bakery, meat, and other tasty treats, bring your picnic basket & blanket or chairs and stay for the open air concert on the Square in the bandstand, Historic Chardon Square, 440-286-1912.

August 5 & 6

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale
Kidron Central Christian, 3970 Kidron Rd., Dalton, 330-473-2253.

August 6

Antiques in the Alley
Historic Downtown Millersburg, 330-674-3955.

August 6

Children's Show
Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre, New Philadelphia.

August 6, 13, 20, 27

Geauga Fresh Farmers' Market
The Geauga Fresh Farmers' Market provides fresh local food, fun and community. This year will be extra special as they celebrate their tenth anniversary with monthly events. Geauga Fresh Farmer’s Market, Sat. 9am - 1pm, 440-474-9885.

August 6

Claridon Bicentennial
A family event celebrating Claridon's 200th Anniversary with food, fun and family entertainment. Claridon Townhall and adjoining Park, 11am - 5pm, 440-285-3667.

August 6

Blue Grass Festival at Ridgeview Farm
Enjoy Blue Grass music at Ridgeview Farm, 1pm - 4pm. Outside activity. Bring your own lawn chair. Lunch stand available. Rain Date August 13, 2011, Ridgeview Farm 440-693-4000.

August 6 & 7

20th Annual Nature Arts Festival
Don’t miss this weekend of fine arts on display and for sale by regional artists. Medium includes woodcarvings, paintings, handcrafted jewelry, and other forms of nature art in various price ranges. Also featured will be a People’s Choice Competition, as well as food and artist demonstrations. The Geauga Park District Foundation will sponsor a raffle drawing for a prize-winning piece of nature art. For more information call Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center 440-286-9516.

August 6 & 7

Pioneer Days
Gnadenhutten

August 6 & 7

Zoar Harvest Festival, Antique Show & Sale
Zoar Village, Zoar.

August 6 & 7

Hike to Harvest
Fort Laurens (Bolivar) to Zoar Village (Zoar).

August 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28

Century Village Museum Public Tours
Guided tours of the historical houses are given every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm and at 3:00pm during the tour season which begins on April 15 and ends on November 15, Century Village Museum, 440-834-1492.

August 7

Chardon Art Festival
The 30th year for the outstanding juried Arts Festival. Historic Chardon Square, 10am - 5pm, 440-286-1912.

August 9

Reading stories & learning from God's Word
Join Bookmom, Monique Bergmeier at Sparrow, 10am - 10:30am. Parents and children 2-5. We will read stories & learn from God's Word. Sparrow Christian Bookshop 440-632-0011.

August 9

Concert Series
Bring a picnic and enjoy music while being outside in Holden's gardens, 6pm - 8pm. The Holden Arboretum 440-946-4400.

August 9

High School Spirit Rally
New Towne Mall, New Philadelphia, hours: 5 pm (rain date August 11), admission: free.

August 10

Little Girls' Tea
J.E. Reeves Victorian Home, Dover, hours: 1:30-3:30 pm.

August 12

Chardon Square Farm Market & Concert
Join us Friday nights June 17-August 12 for a wonderful night of community fun! Our newly enlarged Farmers Market opens at 4:00 with local produce, bakery, meat, and other tasty treats. Bring your picnic basket & blanket or chairs and stay for the open air concert on the Square in the bandstand! Historic Chardon Square 440-286-1912.

August 12-14

Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival
Downtown Dover.

August 13

Children's Show
Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre, New Philadelphia.

August 13

Clay Workshop
Uhrichsville Clay Museum, Uhrichsville, hours: 11 am-noon.

August 13

Raccoon County Music Festival
Day-long festival celebrating bluegrass and folk music performed by a variety of musicians. Century Village 440-834-1492, 12pm - 8pm.

August 14

Annual Dance Concert featuring the cast of Trumpet in the Land
Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre, New Philadelphia.

August 15 - 20

Holmes County Fair
8381 SR 39, Millersburg.

August 20

4th Annual Winesburg Classic Art Show
Winesburg 330-359-5482.

August 20

Annual Tomato Tasting Contest
Taste the best of locally grown tomatoes and vote for your favorite. All entries grown by market vendors and available for sale at the market. Contest runs from 10:00 - 12:00. Geauga Fresh Farmer’ Market 440-474-9885.

August 20

BIRTHDAY BLAST: Observatory Park Grand Opening & 50th Birthday Celebration
Celebrate the past while blasting off into the future! Join us for this family-friendly evening to debut the internationally recognized Observatory Park on Geauga Park District's 50th Birthday. 4 PM - Opening Ceremonies, 5-8 PM - Food & Activities, 8 PM - Concert Under the Stars, 9 PM to Midnight - Stargazing Through Telescopes. For a complete listing of activities, call the Observatory Park 440-286-9516.

August 17-20

Scio Fall Festival
Scio.

August 21

Dressed for Battle
Fort Laurens State Memorial, Bolivar, hours: 3 pm, admission: adults $7, children $3.

August 27

Camp Kaphar Gospel Jamboree
Camp Kaphar, Uhrichsville.

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Well, guess that's all for now - hope you find this news helpful and as exciting as we do.

Trust also that you'll have a great Ohio Amish Country Experience - real soon!

Best Regards,

Stuart & Norma Watson

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