If you are anything like me, you have driven past the Dutch Wagon Amish Market and haven't thought twice about it. Since I regularly show Marlton and Medford homes for sale, I drive down Rt. 70 a few times a week. I figured if I ever needed a new shed or wooden outdoor furniture, I'd swing by the Amish Market and check it out. That is until I stumbled across a review of the market stating how wonderful it was. So I decided to stop in and check it out to see for myself. Boy, was I surprised!
The Dutch Wagon is open on Fridays and Saturdays. Inside the building there are multiple vendors, selling everything from fresh cut meats and cheeses to wooden and fabric crafts. Upstairs you will find the meat vendors (fresh and cooked), a bakery, candy stand, ice cream stand, and even a little cafe. I spoke with one of the vendors to find out if it was free range beef. They said the animals were kept in "loose housing" and not in cages.. I'm not quite sure what that is though. They did say no hormones were used on the animals if you are concerned about that. Downstairs you will find all of the wood and fabric crafts. If you like to shop you will be pleased to know entire room is filled with all kinds of cute crafted goodies. You can find birdhouses, quilts, pictures, and some very pretty furniture. Too much to list but definitely worth checking out.
While I was there, I also had lunch in the cafe. Their menu offers a variety of sandwiches, home made soups and chili, and breakfast is offered all day. The waitress was very pleasant and friendly and my turkey club tasted very fresh. The man sitting at the table next to me was raving about the Chili, so I will go back to try it the next time I'm showing Medford real estate to a client around lunch time.
When I was finished exploring the vendors inside, I decided to take a walk around the outside before leaving. All of the large wooden sheds, furniture, and swing sets are on display. I went to the rear of the building and that is when I found the produce vendor. I love farmers' markets so I was very happy to find it. His name is Andy, a very nice man and he owns a farm in Millville. He sells all kinds of fresh vegetables but I have to recommend trying his tomatoes. Wow, were they good! I am one of the people that dread buying the tomatoes at the food store all winter long because I find they have no taste. They look like tomatoes, but certainly don't taste like it. His tomatoes, however, are delicious!! For that reason alone I'd recommend stopping by the Dutch Wagon. You can find his produce store in the back. I promise you won't regret it.
If you stop by the Dutch Wagon Amish Market, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Don't forget to visit Andy's farmers' market in the produce building around back and get some of those tomatoes!
Dutch Wagon Amish Market
109 Route 70
Medford, NJ 08055