There are plenty of places to shop for authentic local goods and foods. The Kitchen Kettle Village (Rte. 340, Intercourse, 717/768-2708, www.kitchenkettle.com, Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) offers a unique shopping experience, with 42 shops featuring a wealth of locally made products. In 1954, the Burnley family started a canning business out of their garage that has expanded into the quaint shopping center it is today.
Don’t miss the Jam ’n Relish Kitchen, where Amish and Mennonite cooks make an array of delicious spreads and treats. Quilts, ironwork, folk art, pottery, and designer leather can also be purchased along with an array of food items. There is a variety of on-site lodging starting at around $89 per night, and several sit-down dining options.
For more local goods, the Olde Mill House Shoppes (105 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, 717/299-0678, www.oldemillhouse.com) offers handcrafted home accessories and arts and crafts from local and national artists. The town of Adamstown (www.antiquescapital.com) offers a wealth of antiques shops in a concentrated area, mostly along Route 272.
If you prefer name-brand clothing, jewelry, and shoes at rock-bottom prices, you’re also in luck. The area has great outlet shopping at Tanger Outlet Center (311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd., Lancaster, 717/392-7260, www.tangeroutlet.com) and Rockvale Square Outlets (35 S. Willowdale Dr., Lancaster, 717/293-9595, www.rockvaleoutletslancaster.com).
© Karrie Gavin from Moon Philadelphia, 1st Edition