At the Flower and Produce Auction in Mt. Hope, local Amish farmers cart in various plants by the lot.
Amish Country in the fall draws visitors from all around the country.
Two young Amish boys make their way back home.
Several shops line the quiet streets in Winesburg.
In the spring and summer, flowers are as common as buggies in Holmes County. Every year, the Lamplight Inn in Berlin has hundreds of tulips.
Farmers using work horses in the field are a common sight, especially in the spring and fall.
From roadside flower shops and organic options to colorful nurseries, Holmes County is a haven for gardeners.
The Tastes of Holmes County
People travel from across the world to buy the locally produced food, some of which is only available here. From cheese to chocolate to chicken to bologna, Holmes County has a flavor that you cannot find anywhere else.
Where: Guggisberg Cheese near Charm invented Baby Swiss. Heini’s Cheese Chalet, where Yogurt Cheese was invented, is in Berlin. Alpine Cheese Company in Winesburg is the only US producers of Jarlsberg Cheese. Coblentz Chocolate Company is located in Walnut Creek. Troyer’s Trail Bologna is in Trail. The Amish Door in Wilmot was recognized by USA Today in 2006 for their broasted chicken meal as one of the 25 best meals in the nation.
When: All seasons
Suggested interviews: Richard and Anne Guggisberg from Guggisberg Cheese
LeeAnn Martin from Heini’s Cheese
R.J. Ramseyer from Alpine Cheese Company
Jason Coblentz from Coblentz Chocolate Company
Ken Troyer from Troyer’s Trail Bologna
Joe Miller from Amish Door Village
Suggested photography: Plenty of process and final product images are available for photography.