We managed to visit two farm stands and a colorful, well-known Amish grocery.
You can see a short video of the storm HERE.
Despite the storm, we saw horse-drawn buggies on the road, red tail-lights shining on the pavement.
Our first stop was a small stand at Dry Ridge Farm. We talked to the owners, and they said the rain was great for weeds but terrible for tomatoes. Normally they would have been in the field, picking corn. My husband managed to find a dozen ears in a seemingly bottomless cardboard box.
We searched for a special sweet/sour relish that is the crowning glory for pinto beans, but we couldn't find a single jar. So we bought honey and blackberry jam.
Our second stop was a larger farm stand. I loaded up on peaches and heirloom tomatoes.
We also bought peanut butter cookies and bread. Who could resist?
The rain slowed a bit, and I ventured outside.
Our last stop was the famed Habegger's Amish Market.
Our phones kept shrieking weather alerts, so we headed down the road.
Our excursion only took a few hours, but we came home happy and relaxed. Best of all, for the first time in ages, I was inspired to cook.