Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dutch Bakery

A couple of days ago I did this story of a restaurant in a Mennonite community in North Alabama. It was so refreshing to visit and be reminded of a more simple time and slower pace. These people are very family orientated, all the kids, parents, grand parents etc help out. 
Just a few miles away was a Dutch Bakery run by the same community. It is a metal building out in the middle of farm country and is all family run. 

I took this picture through an open door of teenagers putting dough on a baking sheet, they seemed content not having an IPod stuck in their ear.
There was many types of fresh bread for sale, some I had never seen before
Here is a section of fresh cakes and cookies, I don't think this was the low calorie section.
Many Jars of homemade jams and preserves.
The check out area, notice all the workers dress in same manor.

This looked like an interesting section, all bags of fresh ground herbs and spices.
The whole store smelled like a country kitchen baking bread, cakes and cookies at Christmas. We did buy a few loaves of bread and some spices and jams.
As I walked around inside the bakery I felt I was back in time 50 years. Nobody had their pants down below  their butt, or had nose rings or spiked hair. Made me feel good.


  1. Wish we had such here....nice, Bubba.

  2. I too wish we had a store like this. Usually we have to wait for the farmer's markets to see the Amish wares.

    That and warm weather (it's 1*F this morning) makes summer a blessed event.

  3. We have a few people who market fresh bread up here in Idaho and its a real treat. Perhaps I am spoiled but we still get milk delivered to our door too. Nice find!

  4. Stephen & Mudbug, Part of me wishes we had one here but I don't know if I could resist the temptations.
    mmasse, I love fresh bread right out of the oven, sliced hot with butter and a cup of coffee.

  5. thank you for another fantastic tour! Duke, dear friend, i am not sure if you have seen this blog or not, but it is one that i follow. it is about Amish and Old Order Mennonite people and every time there is a new post - i always come away feeling more at peace. my friend Richard runs the blog. i hope that you will enjoy.

    here is the link:

    your friend,

  6. Kymber, I know exactly how you feel, thanks for the link I will check it out.

  7. I wish we had some of these in the Houston area

  8. the same feeling about not having an ipod stuck in the ear crossed my mind when i saw jambaloney's fishing trip and bama's camping trip ... simpler stuff brings more happiness, i have gadegets, i wont deny that, in our line of work we need them and enjoy them to a degree, but i prefer people animals and nature

  9. GoodBagGirl, I'm like you I enjoy simpler things most of the time. You can't beat home style cooking.