10 New Products That Make Great Gifts

olive wood house ornament

New products have arrived at Lehman’s – just in time for the holidays! Scroll down below to see what’s new, including handcrafted ornaments from Bethlehem (pictured above).

Holiday shopping but not sure what to get? We’re here to help.

We have dozens and dozens of new products for everyone on your list, from the cook to the gardener and everyone in between.  Here’s a glimpse at our newest arrivals that make great gifts. Continue reading

Homemade for the Holidays: How to Make Meaningful Gifts and Memories

cast iron pie pan

“I made this for you.”

Those are the words I want to say with every present I give this holiday season. Why do I bother, when there are stores 24/7 where I can purchase anything, at any time? Continue reading

Give the Gift of a Simpler Life

This season, give the gift of a simpler life.

Life can be stressful, especially around the holidays, when the demands on our time and our budget increase. We want you to enjoy the holidays with family and friends and give the gift of a simpler life. Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Homesteaders

hands with presentIf your Christmas wish list is average, it’s divided into roughly three categories: big-ticket items, smaller items, and stocking stuffers. If you’re a homesteader, soon-to-be-homesteader, or a wanna-be homesteader, Lehman’s is the place to find all three.

The best kind of gift for homesteaders is something that contributes to self-sufficiency. Does it help grow food? Raise livestock? Provide heat? Produce light? Make a job easier, safer, or more efficient? Reduce costs? Solve a problem? Deliver knowledge? If the answer is “yes” to any of these criteria, then it’s likely to be a welcome gift for the homesteader in your family.

Here are some suggestions for the do-it-yourselfer on your Christmas list: Continue reading

10 Tips to Make Your Holidays Stress Free

mom and daughter christmas shopping#1 – Listen. Not sure what to get someone? Listen carefully and you might hear her say she loves the smell of lavender or him say he loves a really sharp knife when preparing meals. Save that knowledge and surprise your loved one with the perfect gift. Continue reading

Disposing of Disposables

dad and son with reusable grocery bags

Reusable grocery bags help save on one-use plastic bags. Keep reading below for more tips and products on how to cut back on disposable items in your home.

Do you realize how many things we buy for no other purpose than to throw them away? Think about it: facial tissues, plastic cutlery, paper plates, plastic wrap, shopping bags, diapers, paper towels, even canning lids. It is estimated the average American throws away nearly $5,000 of disposable goods every year. What could you do with an extra $5,000? Continue reading

Eat Better, Eat Together

family eating togetherEditor’s Note: Article contributed by Jill Ladd, MPH, RD, LD. Originally published at https://eatwheat.org/learn/eat-better-eat-together/

When was the last time you sat down to eat together with your family at home? October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month. It’s a great time to start enjoying meals together if you’re not already. Eating together as a family allows children and adults to focus on the task at hand…EATING! Continue reading

Create Beautiful Fall Flower Arrangements, Lehman’s Style

our heritage syrup pitcher

Learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements for special occasions. (Photo by Elizabeth Geiser)

Fall wedding season is upon us and as a flower farmer, I am swimming in dahlias, celosia, zinnias and other autumnal beauties. With the popularity of barn weddings and outdoor venues, the rustic vibe is alive and well. What better way to express that than fresh local flowers arranged in some fun vessels from Lehman’s! Continue reading

Living Off Grid 101: Heating

Doug & Stacy with Cook Stove

Doug and Stacy from popular YouTube channel OFF GRID with DOUG and Stacy

Update: Doug and Stacy are coming to Lehman’s to November 13, 2021! Come hear them speak about living off grid. Learn more at Lehmans.com/events

Doug and Stacy left the city life to live off grid like the pioneers. Today they’re sharing their experience with us of how they heat their home.

After living off grid for eight years, it’s funny now to reflect back on how we thought we could heat our home with a small pot belly stove we found in an ad in the newspaper. We had sold our home and moved into a small one bedroom apartment getting ready for our new off-grid life together. Lots of ideas and ways of going off grid were discussed during our transition time. In the end, both of us decided to live without public utilities such as electricity, water, sewer services and even a few modern conveniences like a refrigerator and air conditioning. Besides, a good challenge would do us good! Continue reading

Amish Country Autumn: Leaves Top In World

Fall in Amish Country

Below, you’ll see a great poem by Allison Ervin (granddaughter of founder Jay Lehman), celebrating autumn in Amish Country. Want to experience it yourself? Don’t miss Amish Country in leaf peeping season! Our own Holmes County, Ohio is #3 in the world on NatGeo’s Top 10 Places to See Autumn Leaves.

And National Geographic’s Four Seasons of Travel book says, “In the heart of central Ohio’s Amish Country, maple, oak, and the iconic state tree, the buckeye, hang over narrow roads that meander through wavy fields of corn. Drive under the boughs of bright reds and yellows, sharing the road with horse-drawn carriages of the Old Order Amish and stopping at roadside farm stands along the way.” Continue reading