Just south of Canton is your one-stop-shop for all things Amish. Schrock’s Amish Farm & Village has everything: antiques, crafts, baked treats, and more.
Start at the giant, 14,000-square-foot Berlin Craft Mall to load up on goods handmade by local Amish families, such as jewelry, baskets, patio furniture, and jams and jellies. Next, hit up Gramma Fannie’s Quilt Barn for some quality Amish quilts—or pick the patterns and fabrics and get some trustworthy advice on how to make your own. Head over to the Quail Hollow Candle Company to watch as the Cut n’ Curl candles are hand-dipped and carved into intricate patterns, or take home a Black Buggy brand mug candle that imitates the scents of the Amish countryside from baking bread to freshly washing clothes.
Take a break to refuel at the Old World Bakery & Bistro for made-from-scratch soups, salads, burgers, and hot sandwiches, all sourced from local Amish farmers. Pack a couple of pastries from the bakery for the ride home, then venture back out to the Berlin leather store for some authentic Western wear and leather belts that you won’t find at a department store—these are the real deal: bench-made, waxed bridle-leather belts. If you’re in the market for some Amish-approved furnishings, the store also stocks log tables, chairs, hutches, swings, and beds, all made by local families.
Next, check out the Berlin Antique Mall for an extensive display of clothing, books, lamps, furniture, glassware, and pottery to fill up any remaining free space in your car. Once you’ve loaded your vehicle to the brim, drive a mile and a half up the road to the Berlin Farmstead Restaurant for a decadent dinner of Amish cooking—smoked ham and mashed potatoes, served with Dutch apple pie that’ll have you whistling hymns all the way home.
Schrock’s Amish Farm & Village, 4363 Ohio 38, Millersburg, 330-893-3232, amishfarmvillage.com