Faith, Food & Fellowship: A rare glimpse of Amish life in the north country
November 24, 2013
DEKALB — The sweet smell of cooked apples fills the air of Verna Hershberger’s tidy Amish kitchen.
Atop a wood-fired stove, apple chunks simmer inside large metal pots, making the kitchen warm and cozy on this cool fall day.
Nearby, Mrs. Hershberger’s daughter, Fannie, 16, uses a hand-cranked metal sieve to separate seeds and peels from the mushy apple mixture. Several quart-sized canning jars line the counter behind her, ready to be filled with freshly made applesauce.
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