Autumn along the Amish Backroads is almost magical. The harvest is in. The aromas of freshly baked goods—especially the dozens of different pies—fill the air. Color is in the leaves, the markets and on the tables as the bounty of the summer is shared with friends and family.
Whether you’re doing some early holiday shopping, seeking fresh, farm-grown produce for canning and preserving or just in the mood to wander among artisans while enjoying the first crisp air of the season, there’s nothing quite like the markets in Shipshewana/LaGrange County. Our farmer’s markets and flea markets are bursting at the seams with one-of-a-kind gifts and goodies and the baking that seems to go hand in hand with this time of year. And the pies! Apple, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Pecan, Pumpkin, Strawberry Rhubarb and more.
It’s also in the autumn that thoughts turn to cozying up under a big, beautiful quilt. The Honeyville Quilt Auction features 200 quilts and several shops and markets along the backroads also feature quilts. Be sure to stop in to Handmade Quilts, Fry’s Handmade Quilts, Little Helper’s Quilt Shop, Lolly’s Fabric & Quilts, Quilt Designs, The Quilt Shop and the many other local shops carrying a kaleidoscope of colorful quilt work.