The Amish Flea Market Every Iowan Needs To Explore At Least Once
By Raymond Goldfield|Published January 04, 2023
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Iowa’s Amish country isn’t as well-known as the communities in neighboring states, but it has its own charming surprises. One of those can be found in the tiny town of Lamoni, where the Amish Country Store is the anchor of the community. This unique Amish flea market in Iowa celebrates local crafts and foods, combining a general store with a bakery and grocery store. It even has a surprising restaurant located on the grounds – one that will likely be familiar to any Iowa resident! You can easily spend all day here browsing the aisles, picking out specialty goods, and finding strange items you never knew existed but can’t possibly live without! After one trip to the Amish Country Store, you’ll want to make Lamoni a regular stop.
Have you been to the Amish Country Store in Lamoni? Let us know about your visit to this unique Amish flea market in Iowa in the comments section! If you’re planning a visit, you can check out the website and Facebook page to see what they’re offering now. For another off-the-beaten-path shopping adventure, check out these indoor flea markets.
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