Lehman’s to host Spring Open House, unveil new food processing area

Spring is just around the corner, and April is National Gardening Month. If you’re a gardener you already know 26669078that nurturing plants is good for you — and growing, as well as eating, fresh food is a healthy lifestyle choice.

In celebration of spring and the increased popularity of gardening and processing home-grown food, Lehman’s is pleased to announce another expansion of its retail store in Kidron, OH.

On April 15, 16 and 17, Lehman’s is hosting a Spring Open House to unveil a brand new food preservation and processing room. “There are three things folks care about today,” said Galen Lehman, president. “First, the economy – they watch their spending so they can get a great value for their money. Secondly, the environment – renewable energy and practical people-powered products are very popular. And lastly – what they eat. Our spring open house ties all three of the E’s together,” he continued.

With over 3,000 square feet of space dedicated to canning, preserving, drying, processing and “putting up” fresh food,

Organic gardener Karen Geiser will be on hand to answer your questions about gardening, making butter and cheese.

Organic gardener Karen Geiser will be on hand to answer your questions about gardening, making butter and cheese.

Lehman’s has the room to display and demonstrate the myriad of products. “After all, if you are going to grow your own food, you will eventually have to bake it, cook it, can it, dry it, freeze it, or eat it!” said Lehman with a laugh. “And we are here to help.”

The Lehman staff has planned a full schedule of product demonstrations so visitors can “Learn the Lehman’s Lifestyle.” Lehman’s, founded in 1955 by Jay Lehman to serve the local Amish with non-electric, old-fashioned products, is celebrating 55 years of healthy living. So the open house will have an educational flair and a festive atmosphere (over half a century of selling service!).

  • • Learn how fresh cream is transformed into butter
  • • Watch a local chandler demonstrate candle-making
  • The Average White Broads will perform Saturday from 11am-1pm!

    The Average White Broads will perform Saturday from 11am-1pm!

  • • Meet local author Paul Stutzman
  • • Snack on barbecued beef, cooked outside on a Lehman’s grill
  • • Be one of the first to purchase our exclusive 55th anniversary cookbook (with over 1,000 recipes!)
  • • Play with old-fashioned toys from the past
  • • Hear an organic gardening expert explain starting your seeds
  • • Sip tea and sample homemade ice cream
  • • Find out about the many uses for olive oil
  • • Talk to a wood stove specialist, local organic gardener, or local author
  • • Get a behind-scenes-peek at how Lehman’s makes their own products
  • • Talk to factory reps about grills, stoves, fireplaces, cast iron cookware and more
  • • Listen to old-time 50s music as Lehman’s very own Bonnie Geiser and the Average White Broads belt out some of your favorite tunes
  • • Register to win an $8,500 set of Elmira retro appliances (drawing to be held in December 2010).
  • • Be the lucky winner of a $55 gift certificate — one will be given out every hour on the hour

There’s no better time to visit Amish country and a visit to Lehman’s is worth the trip!

For more information, visit www.Lehmans.com or call 1-877-438-5346.

Glenda Ervin

About Glenda Ervin

Lehman’s Vice President of Marketing and daughter of founder Jay Lehman. She has filled her home with Lehman's products, and enjoys the challenge of using low tech in a high tech life. In addition to media relations and advertising for Lehman's, she speaks to groups about the history of Lehman's and the unique growth of the family owned and operated business.