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“Great selection”

Bird in Hand Farmers Market
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Swellendam, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great selection”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We had a great time visiting the Farmer's Market. A great selection from food to crafts. We had a delicious sandwich at the sandwich counter next to the butcher. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We picked up some great cold meats, sausages and also some cheese and pastries from various stands. One of the stands has the most beautiful snowmen, perfect for Christmas decorations!

Visited November 2013
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Frederick, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Average - disappointing actually”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

After a visit to Sight and Sound we went to Bird-In-Hand. My husband's first trip to Amish country so I thought we could find food and handicrafts all in one place. WRONG. Made in China, Made in China, Made in China. There were 3-4 Amish 'stands' One sandwich/lunch counter, an actually 'farm stand' selling gorgeous produce another young woman with some quilts and grains (but Soft-as-Silk flour, repackaged to "look" home-made - don't insult my intelligence). I was so incredibly saddened and disappointed that the Amish appear to have "sold out" to the commercialism - I understand the need to earn money for the family and survive, however, this was not at all my understanding of the Amish way of life. Plus the sandwich counter (Amish run) and the "deli" (non-Amish) were not staffed with very friendly folks. We ended up getting a couple of cookies to 'hold us over' and went to Cracker Barrel. We won't be back. :(

Visited November 2013
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Fullerton, California
Level 6 Contributor
733 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Small Farmers Market”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

This Farmer's Market is small compared to Green Dragon. However, we did get some great cheese and a corse ground mustard that I had not seen before so it was worth the trip. The shops and very "touristy" that surround the market.

Visited November 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Tourist Attraction”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Saturday Morning-Freshly Baked Breads, Refrigerated Cases full of Fresh Cut Meats, and of course, the
famous Pennsylvania Scrapple, along with Jams, Jellies, Pickeled Veggies, and table after table of craft items.

It was most difficult to find a place to place to park on a Sat. morning, and when entering the market, I saw why, four bus loads of tourists browsing.

If you decide to go, go early before the tour busses hit, or choose another day.

Worth seeing, Absolutely! Try some of the homemade breakfast rolls, pastries and breads. You can
buy and eat there or take home

Visited October 2013
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River Edge, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Shopping”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great little stands to shop. Always freash veggies and alots of samples to taste.Great place to meet the local people.

Visited October 2013
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