Thursday, April 25, 2019

My Visit to a Mennonite Auction: Part 1

Every year the first Saturday in April, Mennonites and Englisher's alike from all over the United States, descend upon Scottsville, KY for an auction.

You can find just about anything non-electric you're looking for, animals, buggies, food, implements, hand tools and so much more.  It is quite the adventure to mill around over the location looking at items for sale and or up for auction.

This year, my husband and I and two of our dear friends took on this adventure and what an adventure it was.

I have so much to share that I'm going to break it down into 3 parts starting with the little temporary bakery shop set up on site for that day. 

It's my understanding that all the baked goods were home-baked by Mennonite women in their homes and brought to the site.   It was quite the popular spot, with constant restocking of the shelves going on …




Loaves of home-made bread were leaving the shelves about as fast as they could put them out!


Cakes and pies of every description were everywhere!


Cookies!  Cookies!  Cookies!  If you've never had one of their home-made cookies, you don't know what you're missing!


More cakes and pies!

Cakes, pies, bars, cinnamon rolls, you name it and you most likely could have found it there … if you got to it before someone else did!

Don't all these baked goods look delicious!

There was a continuous line into the building every time I walked by it, lots and lots of baked goods were sold that day!

Part 2 coming soon!

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8 comments:

  1. Patsy what a wonderful experience to see all those baked goods and more from the Mennonites and Englishers alike and I hope you and your friends had a wonderful time :).

    Also might I add how wonderful the memories of seeing the smoke house your father built still standing and I am glad you took a photo of it and will have it framed.

    I have a friend in the States that goes to the Amish and Mennonite shops over there and has a lot of Amish family too. She stocks up on a lot of bulk foods when travelling from there to fill her pantry with and she says they the prices are so cheap.

    Have a wonderful week ahead :).

    Sewingcreations15 (Lorna).

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    1. Lorna, we love visiting the Mennonite shops whenever possible. We like to shop for spices there as their prices are far better than what you find at the grocery store. Also, you can find lots of non-electric type things that might be hard to find elsewhere.

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    1. Making Cents Of It All, they way people were buying it all you would think it was the best thing since mom's apple pie!

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  3. I would be in baked good heaven. I loves me a bakery treat.

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    1. Out My Window, you would have definitely loved this!

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  4. The large Mennonite population in Kansas has their Relief Sale in April, as well. It's held at the Kansas Fairgrounds and I've heard it's wonderful. I need to make a plan to go next year. I think they probably build the most affordable apartments for seniors. We have one in town and it's just a lovely place. The waiting list is always long.

    I look forward to seeing more of your experience!!

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    1. Debby, you definitely need to plan to go!

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