It was a wonderful day to take a drive. So we went to the American Countryside Farmers Market in Elkhart, Indiana. As a popular tourist destination we expected it to be packed on a Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised.
The three story structure is constructed in the old-world tradition using wooden pegs to hold the mortis and tenon joints together. It’s highest peak is 84 feet tall and spans over a football field in length. To find out for history behind this amazing structure, check out there website at www.americancountryside.us.
Inside is filled with food vendors as well as arts and crafts. Of course we migrated towards the food. Our favorite…Immer Frish Donuts. Clearly the best home made, fresh, hot from the baker donuts. Duane was in the back of the booth making fresh donuts all day long. Jolene was the lovely Amish woman behind the counter. But be careful…with samples to try, you’ll want to buy them all! I can honestly say I have never had a donut so fresh and tasty that it literally melts in my mouth. YUM! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
We also had the pleasure of sampling, and of course buying, fudge and home-made cinnamon bread. We resisted, but barely, the fresh, home-made chicken pot pie.
The only downside was lunch. There are only two, yes count them…two, food vendors for lunch in the food court area. The food vendor we chose was obviously the wrong choice. I got a chicken sandwich and David got fish and chips. I hate it when you get a fake, pounded to oblivion, processed chicken patty. Where’s the real chicken? Yuk! You know something was not right when David didn’t even finish the three fish sticks. So, if you end up checking out the American Countryside Farmers Market I would advise not having lunch there. Too bad, there’s is so much potential.
Before we left, you guessed it, we went back and got some donuts to go. I wonder if they’ll make it back to the rv? It is a 20 minute drive after all.