Please note that all Amish shops are closed on Sundays and their hours can greatly vary. 

1. Miller's Bulk Food Store 
20250 Rte 954 Hwy N, Smicksburg, PA 16256
Miller's Bulk Food Store features a variety of spices, baking and canning essentials, and a wide array of bulk candy.

2. Kiem's Farmer's Market
3164 Georgeville Rd, Marion Center, PA 15759
Kiem's Farmer's Market provides a selection of locally sourced, seasonal vegetables and fruits, along with freshly baked goods.

3. Variety Shop
2225 Wells Rd, Smicksburg, PA 16256
The Variety Shop is a treasure trove of items ranging from games and handmade cards to kitchen essentials. It's a popular spot where many of the local Amish community members purchase their daily necessities.

4. John Miller's Greenhouse
1161 Mahoning Road Marion Center, PA 15759
John Miller operates one of the most expansive greenhouses in the region, offering a diverse selection that includes hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, and a variety of fruit trees. His greenhouse is generally open throughout the spring and early summer seasons.

5. Window's Road Nutrition
31 Windows Rd, Smicksburg, PA 16256
This quaint Amish herb shop showcases a variety of herbal tinctures, vitamins, literature on natural medicine, and a wide array of related products.

6. Byler's Harness and Shoe Shop
51 Rummell Rd, Smicksburg, PA 16256
They offer an extensive range of products, including leather goods, tack, animal and show supplies, as well as shoes, hats, gloves, fencing, and much more.

7. Home Produce Supply 
115 Clowser Road Smicksburg, PA 16256
Everything you need to garden! Seeds, tools, pesticides, fencing and so much more! 

8. Smicksburg Produce Auction
1526 Barnard Road Smicksburg, PA 16256
During spring, summer, and the beginning of fall, you can find freshly picked vegetables, fruits, and flowers for auction.

*This is not a complete list and you will likely see many more shops as you drive around Smicksburg countryside. 

FAQ About Amish Shops in Smicksburg

Q1: What types of shops can I find in Smicksburg's Amish community?A1: Smicksburg's Amish community offers a variety of shops that include furniture stores, bakeries, quilt shops, general stores, and more. These shops typically sell handmade goods, local produce, and Amish crafts that reflect the community's craftsmanship and traditional lifestyle.

Q2: Are all the shops in Smicksburg run by the Amish?A2: While many shops are Amish-owned and operated, Smicksburg also has a mix of non-Amish local businesses. The Amish shops are well-known for their authenticity and traditional goods.

Q3: What are the business hours for Amish shops in Smicksburg?A3: The business hours can vary, but many Amish shops in Smicksburg are open from Monday to Saturday, usually starting around 8 or 9 AM and closing by 5 or 6 PM. Note that Amish businesses are closed on Sundays.

Q4: Can I use credit cards at Amish shops in Smicksburg?A4: Smicksburg Amish shops prefer cash and check transactions and don't accept credit cards due to their traditional ways of living and limited use of modern technology. It's advisable to carry cash or a checkbook when visiting.

Q5: Are there any specific times of the year that are best for visiting Amish shops in Smicksburg?A5: Smicksburg shops can be visited year-round, but the experience can be particularly rewarding during seasonal events such as the spring and fall festivals, which often feature special sales, homemade goods, and local produce.

Q6: Is photography allowed in Amish shops or the surrounding community?A6: Out of respect for the Amish community's beliefs, visitors are discouraged from taking photographs of the Amish people without permission. However, photographing the shops or merchandise is generally acceptable.

Q7: Can I interact with the Amish shop owners?A7: Yes, Amish shop owners are known for their hospitality and are usually happy to interact with visitors, answer questions about their products, and share insights into their way of life.

Q8: How can I find out which shops are open on the day of my visit?A8: Operating hours and days can vary, but most are operational every day from 9am to 5pm except for Sunday. 

Q9: Are guided tours available for visitors to Smicksburg's Amish community?A9: While there may not be formal guided tours available, many shops and local businesses offer maps and brochures that guide visitors through the Amish community and highlight key shops and attractions.

Q10: Is there anything I should know about visiting Amish shops?A10: When visiting Amish shops, it's important to respect the community's customs and lifestyle. Dress modestly, be mindful of your behavior, and appreciate the simplicity and quality of the goods and interactions you'll experience.

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