Springtime along the Amish Trail

Enjoy nature coming to Blossom on the Amish Trail in Springtime!

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Hand made personal gifts for Christmas

Before Christmas, why spend your time rushing and running to the huge malls and department stores, trying to get that deal and use that coupon at the right place and time?  Have a much more enjoyable experience as you travel along the back roads, enjoying houses that are adorned with Christmas decorations, trees that are covered with snows, and shops that are uncrowded and welcoming.For one stop shopping try the Valley View Cheese Factory, for delicious treats, old fashioned wooden toys that are still lots of fun, or a nice warm quilt. 

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Request for Stamp Card

 "Fall in Love with NY Amish Trail" as you make your way to 10 of the 12 listed businesses.  Then send in for your chance to win a jam-packed goodie basket!

You think you have it rough in winter......

Sure, us Western New Yorkers know how to deal with the snow, but usually by March we are all sick and tired of it and just want the warmth to come back!  Perhaps thinking about the Amish in wintertime will help to remind us that we aren't as tough as we think!

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National Alpaca Farm Days

Mark your 2013 calendar for NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2013. Alpaca farms along the NY Amish Trail will once again welcome visitors of all ages to meet the alpacas and learn about the alpaca lifestyle. Even if you aren't interested in raising alpacas, National Alpaca Farm Days is a great way to spend the day out in the fresh air with the entire family.  

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California Couple Visits New York's Amish Trail and Amish Geo Trail

In planning a road trip around New York state, we found information on the Internet about Cattaraugus County, a short drive south of Niagara Falls and Buffalo.  We were immediately attracted by the opportunity to visit the local Amish merchants - their craftsmanship is well-known to us, even in California.  However, we were really sold when we discovered the New York Amish Geotrail, a set of geocaches located at interesting sites and businesses throughout the county.  With so much to do, we rearranged our schedule slightly so we would be able to spend more time in the area wi

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It's Strawberry Jelly Time

It is strawberry picking time and what better way to celebrate then to make fresh Strawberry Jelly right in your own home.  This recipe is straight out of the "Tasteful Treasures" Cookbook from Conewango Valley, NY.

Tour D'Amish - Participating Businesses

The Tour D'Amish Event on June 9, 2012 is a chance to get out and visit NY's Amish Trail member businesses.  Collect puzzle pieces from the participating businesses; put the puzzle together and win an Amish Trail T-Shirt as a prize. Some of the businesses will have special deals and offers for that day.

The following buisnesses are participating in the event :

In Randolph Area:

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Visitors from Many Overseas Countries

During the first week of January 2012, we hosted a family of four from Sydney, Australia who selected our area for skiing, nearness to Niagara Falls, Amish proximity and accessibility to Native American sites.

Amish Whoopie Pie Recipe

Amish Whoopie Pies Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
4 cups flour
1 cup baking cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 cup sour milk
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup hot water

Directions:
1. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs.
2. Sift together flour, cocoa, and salt.
3. Add to creamed mixture alternately with sour milk.
4. Add the vanilla and dissolve soda in hot water and add last. Mix well.

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  • County Center in Little Valley.
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