I love that we have a growing Amish community in central Hastings County! Since 2000, a number of Amish families have bought farms in Centre Hastings and Stirling-Rawdon. They farm using horses, have set up sawmills and are making furniture. They sell eggs, vegetables, candies and home baking from their farm gates. Look for the signs in Stirling-Rawdon and in Centre Hastings and also you'll notice the highway signs alerting motorists that horsedrawn wagons and buggies might be traveling the sho… Read moreulders.
Many of the Amish speak English but Pennsylvania Deutsch (a form of German) remains an important part of the culture.
There are now around 200,000 Amish is Canada and the US and virtually none in Europe. We are lucky to have families here in Ontario's Highlands!