Hello, and welcome to Mt. Pleasant Produce! We’re a group of Amish farmers who have come together to bring you the freshest foods — either grown in our fields or made by our own hands. You may have visited Amish markets across the country or found Amish goods at your local farmer’s market, and if so, you probably know that they’re often some of the best you can buy. We believe in simple farming methods and food preservation without the use of man-made chemicals. And now, with a little help from technology, we are happy to share our goods with you. Keep reading to learn more about the products we offer and then visit our website to place your order.
In years past, people didn’t go to a mega-mart for their food. They didn’t buy produce that was grown in one country and shipped across thousands of miles only to arrive three weeks later. People grew their own food, and what they couldn’t grow, they bought from friends and neighbors. Although the world has grown and times have changed, we still believe it’s possible to get wholesome, fresh food that’s made with care. If simple, high-quality food is important to you, we hope you’ll shop with us. Here is a sampling of some of the items we offer:
If you’re used to buying those little plastic bears filled with honey at the supermarket, it’s time you tried honey the way it’s meant to be eaten — straight from the beehive! Our pure, raw honey comes in a variety of sizes and can be purchased with or without the comb. It doesn’t go through all of those complicated steps that most commercially-packaged honey goes through. We think that honey in its natural form is best and doesn’t need to be pasteurized or go through ultrafiltration because those extra steps can remove beneficial ingredients like pollen and enzymes.
Unfortunately, some producers have also been known to add corn syrup or other sweeteners to their honey as a way to reduce costs. This is simply not the case when you buy from Mt. Pleasant Produce. We gently filter and then package our honey for optimum nutrition and flavor.
The pickles you buy in the grocery store are nothing like the ones you’ll buy from Mt. Pleasant Produce! We pick our produce at the peak of freshness and pack each jar by hand. Each and every jar is made with care — and we know you’ll be able to taste the difference! From sweet dill pickles to hot pickled beets and even sauerkraut, we’re sure to have all of your favorites and we likely have a few items you’ve never tried before. Why not try something new today?
Our Amish market is known for their raw milk cheese! If you consider yourself a cheese aficionado and love to savor the taste and texture of good, quality cheese, then you’re in for a treat. We offer a wide selection of unpasteurized goat’s milk and cow’s milk cheeses. Supporters of raw milk cheeses believe that raw milk has a higher nutritional value and has a superior flavor than cheeses that are made with milk that is heated to very high temperatures to pasteurize it. The high heat used in this process can destroy vitamins and enzymes and even break down proteins.
If you’re interested in trying delicious cheese that’s packed with flavor (and nutrition), order a few varieties today. Not sure which ones to try, or what the difference is between cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses? While both can be used to create incredibly tasty cheese, it often comes down to personal preference. Goat’s milk cheese has a higher concentration of fatty acids that give it it’s signature tangy flavor. Although cow’s milk cheese tends to have a milder, more balanced flavor, it usually contains more lactose which can be difficult for some people to digest.
There’s nothing like fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables straight from the farm. They really do taste better than their grocery store counterparts. If you would like to see what you’ve been missing and improve the quality of the food your family eats, we encourage you to buy your produce directly from the farmers who grow it. Of course, our farms are located in Pennsylvania so you won’t be able to get your fruits and veggies from us all throughout the year, but during the warm, sunny months we encourage you to check our website often to see what we have to offer.
Make a Better Choice With Mt. Pleasant Produce
At Mt. Pleasant Produce, we celebrate and respect nature’s bounty by choosing to manage our farms using centuries-old traditions. We take pride in creating only the best products using few ingredients, minimal processing, and cherished family recipes. Experience the difference for yourself by purchasing your cheese, honey, produce, and canned goods from our Amish market. Best of all, there’s no need to make a trip to Pennsylvania — we’ll pack and ship your order directly to your home!
Are you ready to enjoy your farmer’s market favorites? Visit our website to start browsing our selection. Check back often as we’ll be adding new items throughout the year. And, as an added incentive, our customers will also receive 25% off of their first four orders. Start shopping today!