Aging farmers and the Amish
May 29, 2013
As the Amish population has grown more rapidly than other segments of Lancaster society, more and more Amish have had to find work off the farm. Even so, thousands maintain farms and are eager to purchase new farms.
The Amish bought the first farms south of Route 30 about 1940. Since then, they have taken over hundreds of farms in the southern end, with a population beginning to rival the historic heart of the Amish settlement in eastern Lancaster County.