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center transforms into the Lancaster County Dutch Market.
The indoor market includes a sit-down diner and 11 vendors
who sell Amish goods—everything from freshly baked items
and prime-cut meats to homemade fudge and handmade furniture. Known for its quality, the food is reasonably priced
and often sold at a discount on Friday mornings and during
But loyal shoppers say there is more to the 19-year-old
market than the goods that are sold there. You’ll also learn a
bit about Amish culture from the vendors, who wear traditional
garb—from bonnets to suspenders—and are eager to share.
And don’t forget to try one of the market’s famous soft pretzels.
“I’m picking up over 140 salted pretzels for my grandson’s bar
mitzvah right now,” said shopper Joyce Sands of Potomac on a
recent visit. “They’re that good.”
The Lancaster County Dutch Market is open year-round in the
Germantown Square Shopping Center, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday, 9
a.m.- 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday. 12613 Wisteria Drive,
Germantown; 301-515-1019; www.lcdutchmarket.com
SHOP FOR AMISH GOODS