PA Dutch Edition: Kitchen Kettle Village

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Amish, Travel

One of the things I love doing when we come to Lancaster County is making the requisite stop at Kitchen Kettle Village, for both the smoked meats and cheeses, and also the canning kitchen.

Upon entering, you’re greeted with a carousel of different jams to try, a couple dozen at least.


With all of the canning we’ve been doing this summer, I’ve developed a new appreciation for the work these ladies do, day in and day out. You can watch them at work, but no pictures as many of them are Amish (Amish don’t like to have their pictures taken, as their religion dictates “no graven images”). In addition to all of the jams, they have wall after wall of different items, like relishes, chow chows, salsas, sauces, so many things, way too many to mention.


We found quite a bit to get, and ended up with a sampler and a few other items. If you’re in the area, it’s worth the stop. There are shops here to suit just about every taste.

If you’d like to go: Kitchen Kettle Village, Rte 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike), Intercourse, PA 717.768.8261

5 Responses to “PA Dutch Edition: Kitchen Kettle Village”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    What an absolute treat!

  2. sognatrice Says:

    Just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying the tour through Pennsylvania Dutch country–my mom is Pennsylvania Dutch (although neither Amish nor Mennonite; the term used to refer simply to Germans who settled in PA) from Berks County (Reading) and this brings back great memories. My favorite treat, aside from sticky buns (yum!), is hot bacon dressing. I have a great recipe for that if you’re interested ;)

  3. Katie Says:

    Hi there :) I’m a fellow foodie from Columbus who LOVES your blog and has been inspired by you to start my own, I would love feedback from you if you get a chance.
    Enjoy your vacation!! Keep up the good work.

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  5. Columbus Foodie » Blog Archive » Vacation Roundup Says:

    [...] We spent early Saturday making our rounds in the Intercourse area, stopping here and there – Paul got some delicious homemade root beer and fudge from an Amish roadside stand, and in addition to our trips to Stoltzfus Meats and Kitchen Kettle Village, we also stopped at the Intercourse Pretzel Factory where we got hard and soft brown buttered pretzels, and the Bird-in-Hand Farmer’s Market, which was so crowded that I only bought some apple cider and got myself a funnel cake. It kind of makes up for missing The Ohio State Fair this year, because I love fair food, and funnel cake is about as fair food as you can get. [...]

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