Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY

January 30, 2022
Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY - Farmwald's

Hey, y’all! First time visitors to Hart County, Kentucky are often surprised to see horse-drawn buggies hitched to a post downtown or slowly moving along the backroads. Members of the Old Amish faith began moving to the area during the late 1980s – many of them stemming from Geauga County, Ohio. Luckily for all, they also brought their entrepreneurial spirit to the region; as such, I look forward to telling y’all more about the Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY today.

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY

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Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY

Amish-Owned Businesses in Hart County, KY

About the Amish in Hart County, KY

Approximately 200 Amish families live throughout Hart County, making it the most densely populated Amish region in Kentucky. While the businesses are spread out throughout the county, you’ll find several of them in the Cub Run area in the western part of the county. The Amish have a multitude of business models in the county, including: greenhouses, bakeries, window + lawn furniture manufacturing, meat processing, sawmills, salvage groceries, and general merchandise stores.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Hart County?

Hart County is a rural county in south-central Kentucky. It is very conveniently located off of I65.

Who are the Amish?

To quote PBS: “They are a distinctive Christian subculture that traces its roots to the 16th century Protestant Reformation. Scholars define the Old Order Amish by two distinctive features: 1) the use of horse-and-buggy transportation, and 2) the use of Pennsylvania German dialect in church services and daily conversation. There are some 40 different subgroups of Old Order Amish. All the subgroups adhere to the 18 articles of Christian faith found in the Dordrecht Confession of Faith, written in 1632. Because theological authority rests within each of the approximately 1,925 local congregations, the different subgroups and congregations vary in how they apply the principles of their faith to daily life — especially as it relates to dress styles, technology, and the amount of interaction with the outside world.”

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY

Visiting Amish Country: Things to Consider

  1. While the Amish community welcomes all customers into their businesses, they do ask that you refrain from photographing the people. Please honor this request.
  2. It is best practice to call ahead before visiting a business, as they could be closed for special occasions.
  3. Several of the Amish-owned businesses in Hart County accept credit cards; that said, to be safe, do bring cash with you.
  4. All Amish-owned businesses are closed on Sundays.

Animal Attractions: Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY

Dutch Country Safari Park

2125 L&N Turnpike Rd., Horse Cave, KY – 270-925-4417

Dutch Country is a drive-through safari experience. Many of the animals are exotic and are native to Africa. Guests also enjoy having the opportunity to feed some species of animals, hanging out in the petting zoo, and the kids are sure to love the train!

Dutch Country Safari Park Horse Cave, KY

Bakery/Deli: Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY

Farmwald Dutch Bakery & Deli

3720 L&N Turnpike Rd., Horse Cave, KY – 270-786-5600

Freshly-baked doughnuts made daily, pies, breads, pretzels, breakfast, soups, burgers, sandwiches, deli meats, and hand-crafted Amish items.

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY - Farmwald's

R&S Grocery + Bakery

235 Irvin Cemetery Rd., Horse Cave, KY – 270-786-3005

Homemade doughnuts, breads, cakes, cookies, candies, made-to-order sandwiches, meats, cheese, groceries, household supplies.

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY - R&S Groceries

Country Stores: Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY

Abe’s Place

2915 S. Dixie Hwy, Rowletts, KY – 270-524-9663

New + used furniture, household items, arts & crafts, collectables, primitives, natural cleaners, hobby supplies, children’s clothing, and more.

Detweiler Country Store

12825 Priceville Rd., Cub Run, KY – 270-524-7967

Old-fashioned candies, jams, jellies, bulk food supplies, homemade baskets, household products, gifts, hand-dipped ice cream, and a seasonal garden center.

Detweiler Country Store

Dutch Country Fabrics

8472 Cub Run Hwy, Munfordville, KY – 270-524-0530

Fabric, quilting material, notions, Amish men’s suits, baby clothing, and stamping supplies.

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY - Dutch Country Fabrics

The Variety Shop

3297 Easy Gap Hill Rd., Cub Run, KY – 270-524-0404

Fabric, children’s toys, baby items, bird feeders, household goods, and gifts.

Adventure Equipment: Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY

Crazy Bear Trading Post

12825 Priceville Rd., Cub Run, KY – 270-524-7967

Adjacent to Detweiler Country Store, they have hunting, trapping, fishing, and camping supplies.

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY - Crazy Bear Trading Post

Lone Wolf Sporting Goods

6787 Cub Run Hwy, Munfordville, KY – 270-570-5301

Wide selection of fishing + hunting supplies; as well as canoe/kayak rentals.

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY - Lone Wolf Sporting Goods

Nolin River Hardware

12800 Cub Run Hwy, Cub Run, KY – 270-524-4285

In addition to hardware, plumbing, and electrical supplies, Nolin River Hardware also carries fishing and hunting supplies.

Trophy Ridge Archery and Outdoors

3589 East Gap Hill Rd., Cub Run, KY – 270-524-1787

Full line of hunting and archery supplies, archery repair, indoor/outdoor archery shooting range, and an indoor archery video range.

Homegrown: Amish-Owned Businesses of Hart County, KY

Hart County Produce Auction

6880 Cub Run Highway, Munfordville, KY – 270-524-0005

Locally-grown fruits and vegetables in bulk amounts – perfect for canning and freezing. Bidding begins at noon central time Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (April – October). Arrive by 11:45 to register.

Amish-Owned Businesses: Hart County, KY - Hart County Produce Auction

Hidden Lake Gardens

268 Jericho Church Rd., Cub Run, KY – 270-524-3388

Three greenhouses of vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, and herbs.

Pleasant View Greenhouse

4100 Hammonsville Rd., Munfordville, KY – 270-473-4013

Vegetables, annuals, hanging baskets, ferns, tropical plants, perennials, rose bushes, trees, along with handmade birdhouses, feeders, and planters.

Greenhouses of Hart County, KY

Schmucker’s Greenhouse

317 Clearview Drive, Munfordville, KY – 270-524-4190

Six greenhouses with annuals, perennials, baskets, trees, shrubs, bushes, handmade cedar trellises, decorative planters, and fairy garden accessories.

Windy Ridge Greenhouse

8211 Childress Rd., Munfordville, KY – 270-524-3628

Four greenhouses with baskets, trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables.

Yoder’s Produce

6794 Cub Run Highway, Munfordville, KY – 270-524-3603

Locally-grown vegetables in small and large quantities.

Annual Amish Events In Hart County

Hart County Spring Consignment Sale (2nd Saturday in April)

Tack and Horse Sale (Late September/Early October)

Grandview Pony and Riding Horse Auction

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About Hart County

Hart County, located in South Central Kentucky, lies predominately within the central portion of the Pennyroyal region of the state. Nolin River forms the western boundary of the county and the Green River winds through the center. Hart County contains five of Kentucky’s ten largest springs, including Gorin Mill Spring, the largest in the state. Further, they are home to world-famous Hidden River Cave, part of Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky Down Under, and an award-winning trail system.

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