Middlefield – If you are looking for a unique place to buy locally-made, handcrafted gift items, you need to stop by Amish Home Craft & Bakery. They are located at 16860 Kinsman Road in Middlefield, just 1 1?2 miles east of downtown Middlefield. Their regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 am until 4:30 pm and closed on Sunday.
Owner, Jonas Miller, Jr., spoke with me about the diversity of visitors that come to the shop. They have several return customers from Utah, Texas, and as far away as Dubai. I took a look at their guest book and there were visitors from Arizona, Nevada, Canada and the Czech Republic. While I was there Mr. Miller was regaling visitors from the far west side of Cleveland with delightful local stories.
The store provides its customers with a variety of handmade items. They have items for the children such as Amish dolls, wooden trains, wooden puzzles, story books, use-your-imagination toys and games, corn hole bags and warm blankets. You can pick from many items for the home, like quilts of all sizes, natural soaps from Pine Breeze Farms, rugs, table runners and placemats, baskets of every size and shape, wall hangings, hickory rockers and coat hooks. You can also find lamp parts and other smaller household items.
Other items available are a line of Nature’s Sunshine herbs, supplements and vitamins. Nature’s Sunshine first encapsulated herbs in 1972 and has been around ever since. Miller’s Country Jams are available as well as other canned items and honey.
The homemade items are one component of this adorable shop and the other component is the daily bakery. The Millers have an on-site bakery kitchen and offer a large variety of baked goods. You will find several varieties of breads, cream rolls, cakes, pies, cookies, donuts, crème sticks and fry pies. Now with the larger ovens, they are able to offer large fruit danish and other specialty baked items. The bakery is in and of itself a worthy reason to stop by.
With the holidays fast approaching, you can get special orders made for your holiday meals. By calling 440-632-1888 (let it ring as the phone is not in the shop or the house), you can order pies, dinner rolls, breads or sweets so you can do other things and enjoy the holidays more without the extra work for you.
The renewed consumer interest in locally-made products makes shopping for gift items and home items a perfect option at Amish Home Craft & Bakery. Mr. Miller told me that most of the items they offer are locally made either by Amish or Mennonite artisans. Buying there helps local economies and helps your personal economy because the pricing is extremely reasonable.
Christmas is a great time to stop by and do gift shopping, but don’t forget gifts for yourself and your dinner table. You will be glad you stopped by.