Old Order Mennonite Community
Old Order Mennonite Community Kitchener Reviews
Farmers Markets, Horses, and no Modern Ammenities Jul 30, 2012
My sister took us on a drive through Kitchener; during the drive she took us through the neighborhoods of the Mennonites who are embedded in the very fabric of the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. The Old Order Mennonite group is a community that does not believe in modern technology or amenities. They are like the Amish and still use no electricity, use buggy rig and horses for transport. In fact we saw a few moving around with the horses amidst the whir of traffic and seemed undisturbed. They form a distinctive part of the agricultural industry in Kitchener, contributing to the large farmers markets that are not only an attraction but a source of fresh produce for the locals.
Their religious beliefs and cultural style add charm and character while attracting visitors and locals alike. Farmers markets with freshly grown produce, baked goods and handmade rugs and quilts reflect a time in history where all goods were homemade. My sister had some incredibly delicious banana bread she bought from the market, I’m ashamed to say I ate half of it all by myself
Part of the Canada Travels 2012 travel blog
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