Amish produce auction in Ethridge, TN
In case any of you are looking for a nice road trip...
Just got back from a trip to Etheridge, TN (70 miles South of Nashville.) A good friend (and fellow winemaker) is the "English" auctioneer for the Amish community there.
469 South Brace Road, Ethridge 38456
Auction is at 11:00 every Monday Wendsday and Friday morning
Open market All day saturday.
Everything is absolutely fresh, picked that morning!
No pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Blackberries; 1 flat (12 pints) for $15.00
(We got 4 flats, enough for 8 Gallons of Blackberry Wine ;-)
Habanero peppers 5 Pounds/$2.50 (only able to get 5 pounds)
JalapeÃ±o peppers 5 Pounds/$2.50 (we got 15 pounds)
Cayenne (green) 15 Pounds/$2.50 (we got 10 pounds)
Cayenne (red) 10 Pounds/$2.50 (we got 5 pounds)
After talking at length with some Amish I came to learn something about taking pictures.... Amish consider posing for photographs to be an unacceptable act of PRIDE and do not allow pictures of themselves for this reason (NOT that they believe it will steal their souls.)
The Amish will usually allow you to photograph their homes, farms, and buggies if you ask respectfully, but even this can be intrusive and is better avoided.
Being friends of a "trusted Englishman" we were invited to the home of Mr. Moses Hersberger and had a wonderful visit, but just the same upon pulling it their driveway, they all turned away or bowed their heads until they were sure we were not "English tourists taking pictures".
Can you ladies imagine (9) yes NINE children between 6 and 17 years old, and that was just the ones we could count! And so well disciplined and well mannered... I wish I could leave my kids there few a few days.
Well gotta go to W_l*M_art and get some canning jars!