The Joys of Ohio’s Amish Country

Editor’s Note: National Simplicity Day is July 12. In celebration, we are taking you on a photo tour of our favorite place, Ohio’s Amish Country, an area known for its simplicity and beautiful views. Enjoy!

Slow, relaxing and rural – welcome to Ohio’s Amish Country.

Rolling hills, farmland and horses enjoying a grassy snack.horses in summertime Continue reading

Secret to the BEST ice cream? Get crankin’

immergood amish ice cream freezerEditor’s Note: This article was originally posted in June 2015.

Our favorite foods and our best memories are inextricably linked. The flavor and aroma takes us back to those times of laughter, joy and camaraderie. And, what food is a better sweet memory starter than ice cream? What are your favorite ice cream memories? Running after the ice cream truck as its bell rings its way past your house? Sharing the cold sweetness with cousins at a summer family reunion?

Mine revolve around the ice cream freezer, because we always like to make our own. In fact, our hand-cranked ice cream freezer took on mythical importance to our family life. It was like an ice cream fount of goodness, the horn of plenty from which sprang sweet, creamy cold-on-a-hot-summer-day fun. Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day Planting

Our Amish-made furrowing hoe has a razor-sharp, arrowhead-shaped blade that makes defined furrows for planting and enables you to weed around small, tender seedlings and plants without damaging them (and without having to get on your hands and knees). At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Our Amish-made furrowing hoe has a razor-sharp, arrowhead-shaped blade that makes defined furrows for planting and enables you to weed around small, tender seedlings and plants without damaging them (and without having to get on your hands and knees). At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Editor’s Note: This article comes to us from Becky Workinger, Lehman’s former Customer Service Manager. Enjoy!

I remember my maternal grandfather always saying, “Plant your peas on St Patrick’s Day.” March the 17th in Northeastphoto2 Ohio can be a very cold, wintry, blustery day. Not the case this year – it was sunny and 55 degrees when I got home from work.  Just ten days ago there were still piles of snow on the ground and I still had Christmas lights on the flagpole making a tree effect with lights.

My family has always been gardeners, and I married a farmer who has taught me even more the stewardship of the land, the love of agriculture and how important it is to all of us. Earlier in the day I thought of the planting and ran at my lunch break to purchase seeds.
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Behind the Scenes at Lehman’s: Store Tour

lehmans store front

When you see the storefront with the vintage truck, you’ll know you’ve arrived!

When I first became a contributor to this blog several years ago, I was invited by Glenda Ervin (vice president of marketing and daughter of company founder Jay Lehman) to stop in for a behind-the-scenes tour if I was ever in the area. Since we live in Idaho, this seemed unlikely.

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…In Our Store

store-at-christmas1‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our store
Every creature was stirring, wrapping gifts and more.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Lehman’s goodies would soon be there. Continue reading

Introducing…the Lehman’s Sapphire Cookbook Collection!

Lehman's Sapphire Cookbook

Our newest cookbook is here. Keep reading to find a FREE recipe from our Sapphire Cookbook.

We’re excited to introduce our brand new cookbook, Lehman’s Sapphire Cookbook Collection, in honor of our upcoming 65th anniversary.

So that you can celebrate the simpler life by cooking with family and friends, we have compiled over 650 recipes in honor of you, our customer, and your loyalty for over six and a half decades. Our customers, our employees and our relatives have all contributed to this curated collection of yum! Continue reading

The Joys of Being a Grandpa

Lehman family

Proprietor Galen Lehman (on left) with his daughter Lindsay, granddaughter Elliana, and father and Founder Jay Lehman

Editor’s Note: In celebration of Grandparents Day (Sunday, Sept. 8), Proprietor Galen Lehman is sharing his story of family and the joys of being a grandpa.

Someone once said, “When the child you love has a child you love, you understand why being a grandparent is so grand.” Continue reading

Employee Spotlight: Meet Chris

Chris

This month we caught up with Lehman’s store manager, Chris, to ask him a few questions about himself.

Chris, tell us what you do here for Lehman’s.
I’ve worked here almost a year. It’ll be a year at the end of June. I do a lot of different things from operational to merchandising along with working with our Mount Hope store and with Marketing. Continue reading

Meet Homesteader Jill Winger (Coming to Lehman’s July 13th!)

Jill WingerWhat’s wrong with Jill Winger? Did she take Laura Ingalls Wilder a bit too seriously? It’s a question worth examining when considering the lifestyle of this modern pioneer. Continue reading

Ready, Set, Grill! (Get Grilling Advice From Our Experts)

grilling kabobsEditor’s Note: Get out the barbecue sauce! In celebration of National Barbecue Month, we’ve talked to Dan, our grill expert and department manager at Lehman’s. He has shared with us some grilling advice and yummy mealtime inspiration. Dig in!

Grilling – it’s not just for hot dogs and burgers any more. 

Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned barbecue? Outdoor cooking is as American as apple pie. Whether you live in the country or are grilling on your apartment patio, cooking outside connects us all with the great American outdoors. And the taste of grilled food is out of this world. At Lehman’s, we carry a gigantic assortment of grills, barbecues, smokers, pellets, recipes and accessories that will let you enjoy years of thrilling grilling. Continue reading