Monday, 3 June 2019

The U.K. Guardian newspaper discovers Sarasota's Amish

For the Guardian this is exotic Sarasota.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/31/amish-on-holiday-sarasota-florida-dina-litovsky-photo-essay


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The Guardian article above is the "best bit".  

What follows is my observation.

Pinecraft is not exotic, it is everyday/ordinary for me since I drive through the area at least four times each day, on my way to and from Arlington Park, and shop, eat and bank there.


I estimate  that of the City of Sarasota population (57,000) or the County population (436,000) no more than 5% have stopped to enjoy Pinecraft with its:

Big Olaf's Ice Cream;  

The three Yoder's places: ( 1. Restaurant,  2. Deli, and  3. Fruit and Vegetable Market);

The Mennonite owned Credit Union where I have an account (Everence);

A few more may have feasted at the Der Dutchman restaurant.

Many more will have driven by or through Pinecraft on Beneva Rd, a busy north/south route, or Bahia Vista St (a busy east/west route) without stopping.






Yoder's Deli
































Pinecraft also has an Amish/Mennonite rooted Hotel.  (No Bar!)





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