Amish and Mennonite Food Stores in New York

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Amish and Mennonite Food Stores in New York

 

Upstate New York is home to a growing community of Amish and Mennonite families. Drawn to the area’s fertile soil and available farmland, they have become a pleasant fixture here. It is very common to see horse-drawn buggies on the roads, young Mennonites in their late teens and early 20′s are often seen riding bicycles along the hilly countrysides in the Finger Lakes area.

Both communities have very strong ties to farming and agriculture, but many Amish and Mennonites have started support businesses, cottage industries, and retail shops such as furniture building, construction, bulk food stores, fabric and dry good shops. These family owned businesses are bringing back authentic shopping experiences to our area in a time when homogenized big-box stores are everywhere, and to be honest I just really like shopping at them, especially the bulk foods stores.

Amish and Mennonite Food Stores in New York are a great place to shop to stock your pantry with basics ingredients, or buy items for long-term food storage. I usually shop with a massive list, I have 25 herbs and spices I consider essential and usually buy 6 months to a year’s supply at a time, I also buy a bunch of flour, oats, beans and sugars, but in slightly smaller quantities, there was a pantry moth incident a few years ago I am not keen on reliving.

All the stores are slightly different but generally you will be able to find the following items at most Amish and Mennonite Food Stores:

cannedvertical

  • Rice
  • Lentils
  • Oats: instant, rolled
  • Nuts: cashews, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, etc.
  • Nut butters
  • Spices: from cinnamon to curry, nutmeg to smoked paprika,
  • Dried Pasta
  • Dried fruits: apples, banana chips, dates, raisins, etc.
  • Sugars: white, brown, confectioners, etc.
  • Flours: white, wheat, rye, gluten-free, etc.
  • Seeds: pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, sesame, etc.
  • Confectioneries: chocolate chips, sprinkles etc.
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cereals
  • Local Maple syrup and Honey
  • Beans: kidney, black, chickpeas, etc.
  • Soup Mixes
  • Condiments: ketchup, mustard, hot sauce
  • Snack items and Candy I never leave without gummy fried eggs if I have my kids with me
  • Cheese: hard and soft, bricks, shredded, curds and bulk
  • Frozen Fruits
  • Locally raised meat
  • Deli Items: Sliced Meat and Cheeses
  • Seasonal Fresh Produce


Amish and Mennonite Food Stores in New York

The following is a list of Amish and Mennonite run stores or stores that cater to the Amish and Mennonite communities. This list, which isn’t comprehensive in any way, include my own experiences and others’ recommendations. Know of another Amish or Mennonite Food store? Please tell me about it, and I’ll add it to the map and list.

 

Dutchland Foods
3948 N Main St
Marion, NY 14505
‎(315) 926-4480

Glenwood Foods
2905 NY-318 Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-2050
Thank you, Corey, for this recommendation!

Hollow Creek Farms
New Expanded location!
6300 Route 414
Romulus, NY 14541
2670 Swick Road
Ovid, NY 14521
(607) 869-9985
Thank you for this recommendation, Sharon!

Lantz’s Bulk Foods
5673 State Route 20A E.
Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 786-3710

Kountry Kupboard
7967 Rt. 20
Madison, NY
(315) 893-7437

Meadow View Market
13001 NY-34
Martville, NY 13111
(315) 626-2000
Just opened!

Millers Ridgeway Bulk Food Bakery
10858 Ridge Road
Medina, NY 14103
(585) 798-9700
Thank you Marnie for this recommendation!

Mountain View Dairy
335 Filburn Rd
Richfield Springs, NY 13439
Thank you, Lu for this recommendation!

Nolt’s Country Store
7189 New York 812, Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 377-3077
Thank you Patrice for this recommendation!

North Country Store
32660 Rt. 11 S
Philadelphia, NY
(315) 642-0646

Pine Grove Country Store
8473 County Road 3
Centerville NY 14029
Thank you Amy for this recommendation!

 Pine Lane Pantry
1744 Rt. 5 & 20
Geneva, NY
607-279-6066
Going out of business

Pine Ridge Groceries
4085 State Hwy 206
Bainbridge, NY
(607) 967-5926

Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc.
3173 Route 14A
Penn Yan, NY
Website
(315)-536-0836

Sauder’s Store
2146 W River Road
Seneca Falls, NY
(315) 568-2673

Sharp’s Bulk Foods
8220 Rt. 289
Belleville, NY
(315) 846-5337

Shirk’s Meat Market
4342 John Green Road
Dundee, NY 14837
(607) 243-5581
Thank you John for this recommendation!

Sugar Creek Foods
2901 State Hwy 364 Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-0105
If you bring your own container they will fill it up and charge a little less. A quart of raw local honey usually is about $10!
Thank you Hannah for this recommendation!

Troyer’s Country Store
John Troyer
5518 Nelson Road
Canastota, NY 13032
Phone: (315) 655-0346
Fax: (315) 655 0341
Services: Deli Bulk Foods, Farm Products
Hours: Mon. 9-6, Tues-Thurs 9-5, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 8-4, Closed Sundays

The Olde Country Market
6505 State Rte 5
Vernon, NY
(315) 829-3035

Weaver-View Farms (may be a quilt shop now, I’m not sure. They closed briefly and reopened. I have not been there since the re-opening, if you have let me know!)
1190 Earls Hill Rd.
Penn Yan, NY
(315) 781-2571

Witmer’s Country Market
Thank you Janice for this recommendation!
372 Grant Ave
Auburn, NY 13021
315-224-1339

If you are into canning sure you check out my list of New York State Produce Auctions, they are a great place to get locally grown produce at wholesale prices, and are open to the public! 

New York State Produce Auctions, where to find them and what to expect if you are buying or selling

Amish and Mennonite Food Stores in New York-These family owned businesses are bringing back authentic shopping experiences to our area and are a great way to stock up on pantry essentials!

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  1. Miller’s Market (Mennonite), Number Four Road, just south of Lowville, NY (Lewis County). GREAT meats: ground beef (the best flavor!),beef roasts, steaks, their own smoked bacon, their own breakfast sausage, jerky, so much more; also butcher shop, some bulk food. Frozen chicken thighs, breasts are meaty & flavorful. If you are going to visit Nolt’s just north of Lowville, do not miss Miller’s when you’re in the area. Closed on Sunday.

  2. Meadow view market halfway between cato and hannibal on rt 34 just opened. Great variety mennonite owned

  3. Plank road pantry in Elmira is great. Also, I heard there was one in Addison, NY. Anyone know about that?

  4. Pine Lane Pantry does not appear to still be in business. I saw a going out of business banner on my way back to Geneva last month.

  5. Mountain View Dairy
    335 Filburn Rd
    Richfield Springs, NY 13439
    CLOSED SUNDAYS– Amish Homestead
    Please do NOT call…
    (Daniel Byler)… proprietor
    Phone: (315) 858-0536
    DISTANCE FROM COOPERSTOWN,NY:– (an easy drive)
    22 min (14.1 mi) via Allen Lake Rd and NY-80 W
    * * * Mr. Byler is highly notable in NYC Tristate area
    * * * has a “cult-cheesehead ” followers from posh East Hampton homes; Manhattan,NYC;
    Park Slope, Brooklynites ; fine CT homes. etc.

  6. Spring Lake Market & Fabrics in Savannah – a Lot of variety packed into a Wonderful smaller Mennonite store. Worth visiting.

  7. Spring Lake Market & Fabrics in Savannah is a wonderful little Mennonite store with a Lot of variety packed into a smaller store!

  8. I’m looking for Organic leaf lard..Anyone know of such a product and where I mightpurchase it ?
    I live around the Penn Yan area.
    Oak Hill and a coupla others don’t sell it.
    Thank You.

  9. Here’s one my sister-in-law frequents: Countryside Market 3215 Munson Rd, Interlaken, NY and there’s a new one named Black Buggy Bulk Foods 3649 Route 5 & 20, Canandaigua, NY

    • Any ideas when the countryside market in interlaken is open, other than being closed Sundays?
      A friend thought she saw something that said they’re only open Monday through Thursday, but I wanted to go out today (Saturday) but I can’t find any phone number for them, or hours?

      • Amish Markets don’t usually have phones although it depends on location and the Bishop. As far as I know Munson Farms is open on Saturday but they do eventually close in the winter for awhile. I do shop at Munson Farms on Munson Road as well Hollow Creek Groceries. Hollow Creek has a phone but it is only available to call from 8 am to 8:15 am. I believe you must seek permission from the Bishop to use a phone for business and some communities in different states allow it. I guess it depends on the Old Order or New Order. If they’re not open you can continue on 96 to Hollow Creek Groceries now located at 6300 State Rt. 414 in Romulus. The just moved Thursday October 20, 2016. I believe it is at the corner of the cross section.

      • Heidi, is Black Buggy truly a Amish or Mennonite owned store, or just a store setup similarly to an Amish bulk foods store? I have received a few emails about this, but I have yet to go

        • Pretty sure it is people just trying to capitalize on the Mennonite/Amish bulk food idea.
          I haven’t been Geneva way in a while but there was a small, nice Mennonite store on the north side of rts 5 & 20 west of Geneva, not sure it its still there. (kind of just past the landfill offices)

  10. We live in South Carolina and just returned from visiting the Finger Lakes region. We visited Sauders twice while we were there, but because we were flying, we couldn’t take full advantage of their wonderful products. They will take orders by phone and ship, but they didn’t seem to have a catalog, and they don’t have a website. If anyone knows of any of these stores with either, I’d love to hear about it. Thank you.

    • No Amish or Mennonite stores that I know of are open on Sundays, but there may be an exception to this somewhere.

      • No Amish or Mennonite stores are ever on Sundays as it would be violating the Lord’s Day. I hope this is helpful.

  11. hi Jennifer, I live in the Oneonta area and am looking for bulk spices. could you tell me which store would be my best bet? Thanks

  12. We will be bringing our son to school in Ithaca and was wondering if any of these stores are within an hour drive. We are interested in bulk stores, furniture stores and especially great produce stands. Thanks for your help.

  13. Hollow Creek Farm and Groceries is another store located in the Finger lakes near Cayuga Lake.
    2670 Swick Road, Ovid, NY 14521
    I have been a customer for several years and enjoy doing shopping of bulk items as well as
    visiting their refrigerator section. They have recently opened a deli counter. It is a family
    run business and very quaint. Emma is a charming and lovely woman and they are so very
    kind and helpful.

    • Thank you Sharon I added Hollow Creek to the Map and list I will have to check it out this summer!

  14. you’re missing Glenwood Farm market in Seneca Falls, they are a bulk store, and a salvage, store. Mennonite owned.

  15. Jennifer thanks for the listing. I live in upstate but have only ever been to Sauder’s. I see some road trips in my future

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