Monday, September 6, 2010
Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant, Gordonville, PA
Family owned and operated since 1968, our server Kimberly, a granddaughter of original proprietor, Amos Stoltzfus and his wife Mary, brought out the beginnings of our meal. Starting with the Amish staples chow-chow, pepper cabbage, apple sauce and apple butter to smear on the delicious homebaked bread.
And for dessert, cherry crumb pie, apple crumb, chocolate cake with icing, carrot cake, pumpkin roll, ice cream, tapioca pudding and some great tasting shoo fly pie, served with ice cream on the side if you so desire. They have the usual cold drinks, coffee, hot tea, iced tea, milk, and lemonade.
Just relaxing on the front porch of the old family farmhouse after our wonderful dinner. Yes, this is the original family farmhouse and home of the Stoltzfus clan since 1929 when Amos moved here with his brothers and sisters. It was small and difficult for a family of twelve, especially during the Depression when Amos's father, Abram, bought the farm. Amos slept upstairs, along with his seven brothers, in a room above the kitchen.
There is what the Amish refer to as "family style seating" where, if it's busy, you are seated with strangers, but be sure by the end of the meal, they are strangers no longer. Many times you have the large table to yourselves, which is what we usually have.
Be assured that everyone there is extremely friendly and are more than willing to make you feel at home. Rob and Susan have gotten to know the servers and hostesses by their frequent trips to the restaurant. This is their favorite place to go when visiting the Amish Country and their favorite place for a wonderful meal. When you visit the area, please don't forget to make a stop at the Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant. You won't be disappointed.
Oh, and I haven't mentioned one important thing. The bathrooms are outside. Not a long walk from the restaurant, but just long enough to walk off that delicious dinner.
As usual, I have included the link to the Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant.
Hard to see in the picture above, I'm on top of the Mini with Susan posing on the side. In back of us is the Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant.