I have written about this smorgasbord of traditional PA German delights previously. When I checked back through my blog, I realized that it been over two years ago so a revisit is in order. I took my friend, Linda, who says she's never seen this kind of market before.
So let's start with the bakery.
Pies, breads, fancy pastries, cookies, brownies. You name it, they have it.
One of my favorites is the bread, like raisin bread, with peaches instead of the raisins and either icing or crumb topping. Makes yummy toast.
You can watch the Amish women working on the various pastries as you decide on which goodies to buy. Oh, to have a kitchen like that for baking!
They have a beautiful selection of fresh meat. I always bring a small cooler along to keep my purchases cold since it takes about an hour to get home.
They have a lovely produce section. This is only a small part of the fruits and veggies being offered. There is also a fresh salad bar so you can make your own salad to go.
The cheese cooler is filled with interesting cheeses from all over the world. One of my favorites is a stilton with mango and ginger. A perfect dessert cheese. There are plenty of samples to make the decisions even more difficult. Of course, you have to try several to be sure.
If you are still hungry after the cheese sampling, there is the barbeque counter. The aroma is out-of-this-world. At lunch time the line of customers seemed a mile long. We intended to eat there, but didn't want to wait for half an hour for that delicious pulled pork.
There is also the deli counter with all kinds of pre-made foods for when you are too busy or tired to cook. It's a good thing I don't live closer.
There is a bulk food section where you can buy flour, sugar, snack foods, canned pickles, jelly and spices.
And then there's the CHOCOLATE! This is just a teeny little section of the wonderful handmade chocolates they have to offer.
Since the market was so crowded at lunch time, we decided to travel back toward Chambersburg and stop at the Trickling Spring Creamery for our lunch. A friend had been telling me about their delicious pretzel sandwiches, so Linda and I just had to try them.
They have an extensive list of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and condiments from which you choose to customize your own sandwich. Then it's all put inside a buttery, salty sliced soft pretzel.
I had smoked turkey breast with lettuce, tomato, onion, and sweet pickles with a sweet onion dressing. YUM!!!
Wish I had taken some pictures of the Trickling Springs store because they have lots of nice products. It's one of the few places where they feature fresh milk, the kind with cream on top.
They have delicious ice cream made with milk from local farms. But that's another trip.
So that's it for today. Except for.....
No post is complete with out a kitty picture.
Here's Deiter. In your face.
Thanks for stopping by!