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There's No Place Like - Amish Country! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #3 Issue #10
October 31, 2011
Ohio Amish Country Experiences
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing
Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,
It's hard to believe that "The Holidays" are nearly upon us! And, yes, there's no place like - Ohio Amish Country for "The Holidays!" What better way and place to celebrate Thanksgiving than in Amish Country with friends and family?
Looking for something different for Christmas? Want a unique way to ring in the New Year? Consider making plans to spend some time in Ohio Amish Country during these special times of the year.
Fall will be fading to winter quickly. With all the rain we've had recently most of the leaves have fallen, leaving only a bleak reminder of what was and what is coming.
The rain has made it difficult to get some of the harvest in as well. Maybe we'll still have that proverbial Indian Summer! Some are saying that this winter is going to be "cold and white."
Guess that's the price we pay to live where you can enjoy four very distinct seasons each year! There's a beauty to winter that only those who choose to live here understand.
And, it makes us appreciate the other seasons when they're here. That's why we always say, "There's no bad time to visit Ohio Amish Country!"
Remember, if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map.
Don't forget to follow Experience Ohio Amish Country on Facebook for more tips & info.
In this issue we'll be highlighting:
Our Feature of the Month - Brants Apple Orchard
The Tip of the Month - Thanksgiving Day Dinner
A - Featured Recipe of the Month - Pumpkin Pie Squares
And as always Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.
Brants Apple Orchard
There's quite a busy little place sort of in the middle of nowhere in Kingsville, Ohio, located in Ashtabula County, only a few miles from a couple of the covered bridges.
Heading south on Dibble Road is a nice drive in the country especially in the fall. Just before you cross over I-90 you'll see a sign announcing Brants Apple Orchard just ahead.
This is no ordinary orchard. It has actually become a destination of its own - especially during the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival.
Stop in for a real treat - quite literally! They don't just sell apples and pears. They make fresh apple cider in season and also feature fresh "cider slushies."
They even have a bakery where you can buy fresh homemade baked goods like apple or pumpkin pies, scones, muffins, cookies and cider donuts.
They sell fresh apples starting in August all the way through Thanksgiving as each of over 20 varieties becomes ripe.
Check out their Country Market for other items as well. They welcome personal tours and even school groups, so consider putting Brants on your list of stops this fall if you're in their area!
You may contact them at 440-224-0639 or check out their website at www.BrantsAppleOrchard.com.
We do know of one restaurant in Ohio Amish Country that will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
The Amish Door Restaurant in Wilmot, Ohio will be serving dinner Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 am till 7:00 pm.
Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek, Dutch Valley in Sugarcreek and the Berlin Farmstead restaurants are all serving a carry out and are taking orders already.
So, take your pick and make your plans now.
Featured Recipe of the Month
Pumpkin Pie Squares
Thought we'd include another pumpkin recipe - enjoy!
1 1/4 c. flour
Mix ingredients to form crumbs. Press into a 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
1 1/2 c. pumpkin
Mix and pour over hot crust. Bake 20 minutes more.
1/2 c. flour
Sprinkle over pumpkin filling and bake for 10-15 minutes or until set.
Pumpkin Pie Squares recipe given by Mrs. Aden Chupp from Cooking with the Horse and Buggy People Vol. II.
Calendar of Events
November 1 - February 29
Snowbelted: Winter's a Blast! Exhibition
Ohio Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop
Shutterbugs Camera Club
November 4 – April 7, 2012
Fish Fry Fridays
Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturdays in Zoar Guest Lecture Series
Open House & Christmas Preview at Pine Tree Barn
November 5 & 6
Sunrise Farm's Christmas Open House
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
November 11-December 22
Home Christmas Tours
Rag Rug Weaving Class
Union Hospital Auxiliary's Warther Christmas Tree Festival
Holiday Decorating Class
Santa's Very Merry Christmas Breakfast
Christmas on the Canal
November 10 - 12
Annual Christmas Open House at Berlin Village Gift Barn and Country Gatherings
Local Author Book Signing at Gospel Book
November 12 - December 23
Gifts from the Heart of Nature
Maple Town Tune Traders Jam Session
November 19 & 20
Dryland Sled Dog Races
November 19 - December 31
Holidays at the Mansion at Victorian House Museum
Holiday Kickoff in Historic Downtown Millersburg
Christmas in Berlin & Nativity Parade in Berlin
Breakfast With Santa
November 25 & 26
Holiday Open House at Amish Home Craft & Bakery
November 25 - 27
Fowlers Mill Store Open House
November 25 - 27
Country Hearth Christmas & Christmas in the Village
November 25 - December 22
Christmas Tree Sales 2011
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!
Stuart & Norma Watson
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