The Intercourse Canning Company offers over 300 products that freshly packed by local Amish and Mennonite folk, who work daily to produce various brand jarred goods.
Not only are their products the best in the field, they're right great tasting. You can order products directly from their list of pickled vegetables, relishes, salsas, jams, jellies, pancake mixes, pretzel mixes and much more. They had many sample of the relishes and sauces which were delicious. We bought a Spicy Pepper relish, Corn Relish and Pickled Beets. I might even go back before we leave to buy a few other products.
On our visit to the pretzel factory today it surely convinced us that there are still somethings handmade in today’s world. Only a handful of companies still hand twist a hard pretzel. It is a lot of work to bake pretzels the old-fashioned way. The taste & texture is unique.
They have a free 10-15 minute tour, where they explain how they make hard pretzels and then give you a piece of dough so you can learn to twist a pretzel. When you are finished, the dough is discarded as there is no sanitary way to bake your pretzel. You are awarded with an official pretzel twister sticker for your efforts which we put into our passport book under misc stamps.
We went to eat at another PA Dutch Restaurant called Dienner's Country Restaurant but it in no way compare to Shady Maple. It was still good and the service was excellent but was the same price with only a about 1/6 of the food choices. It was located on the Lincoln Hwy, or Highway 30 East. Souderburg, Pa. Do you know about the Lincoln Highway? ~ It is a Historic Highway which ran from New York City to San Fransisco before the US routes were designated. This is a route that Ralph & I have been talking about trying to follow one day kinda like Route 66. So I was surprised to be on a part of it today and get to see one of the many Historic Landmarks that we have heard so much about ~ The Dutch Windmill aka Dutch Haven (Home of the Shoofly Pie).
We are really enjoying are time here♥
Have Fun, Travel Safe & Stay Healthy!!!