After our day touring the Amish countryside yesterday, today we planned to visit a couple of the towns. First on our list was Lititz, home to Sturgis Pretzels and Wilbur Chocolate Factory.
Lititz is a very pretty town
with lovely gardens everywhere.
It is definitely a walking town.
So many lovely old buildings...
tree lined streets...
Even the cop walks a beat here:o))
Having grown up just a couple hours away,
Bill grew up eating Sturgis Pretzels.
Pretzels are his all time FAVORITE food group;o))
While the pretzels are no longer made at this location,
it was an interesting tour of the original bakery.
We even got pretzel twisting lessons.
Just a short walk across town,
You take a self guided tour.
Lots of equipment for making chocolate.
This Chocolatier was working on an all edible design
that will be on display during the Lititz Chocolate Walk.
What is a Chocolate Walk??
Here's what the description says....
"A "Chocolate for Charity" event, the Lititz Chocolate Walk brings together some of the region's most talented chefs and candy makers for a fun and unique way of raising money for local charities.
Walkers with button & punch-card in hand, follow their maps through historic downtown Lititz where chocolate treats are given out at each of the 30 locations this year.
Some patrons refer to it as "trick or treat for grownups" while others just enjoy the chance to sample chocolate goodies and enjoy the ambiance of our lovely community."
After our walk around Lititz, we headed down the road
to the town of Bird In Hand.
I could listen to the "clip-clop"
of the horse drawn carriages all day long!!
We came to Bird In Hand to find its farmers market.
It was more "Market" than "Farm" ;o((
I managed to steer Bill away from his
second favorite food group...FUDGE!!
There was just one small produce stand in the entire market so we continued down the road towards the campground. Just before we got there, we passed a huge store called Shady Maples Farm Market. It was really a treat. It is a huge grocery store and the produce section is the best and largest I have ever seen....including the Whole Foods Store!! Wish I'd thought to take a photo!
It was a great day,