Jamesport, MO is one of the largest Amish communities West of the Mississippi River. It offers everything from wood working to fabric shops. You can get fresh, homemade cheese as well as just about anything else! There are simply too many shops and stops to cover them all, but below are some of our favorites.
This is one of the first shops you see as you head towards Jamesport from Hamilton and it houses some of the nicest furniture and wood-work that I’ve ever seen. They have everything from wooden rocking horses to outdoor patio furniture. They just don’t make things like this anymore.
Jamesport Country Store
If you need anything in bulk – this is the place to go! From cinnamon to sprinkles, they’ve got it all. And it’s all at a fraction of what you could buy it at elsewhere. They also have a lot of things that Wal-Mart often won’t carry, such as handmade noodles and fresh honey. It’s definitely worth a stop!
If I could choose one place for you to stop, this would be it. Their fried pies are to die for, and their fresh bread comes in so many different flavors you feel like you’ve gone to heaven! Everything I’ve ever bought from this store has disappeared within a day. It’s simply the best.
H&M Country Store
This is always a great place to find fresh produce for sale. They have homemade cheeses in the fridge, and the local fresh fruit is always displayed right next to the door when you first walk in. They also offer several different Amish cook books and other types of guide books.
Now, there is a branch of the Farmhouse Collection here in Hamilton on main street, but the store in Jamesport is a least four times! It has such a wonderful variety that I think everyone could find an area of the shop to fall in love with.
Sue’s Soft Stuff
For those of you who want a truly hole in the wall little fabric/wool shot – this is the place for you! The owner is so sweet and always seems to be able to pull out exactly what her customers were looking for. She has a quite the variety of yarns, as well as some very unique fabrics. Definitely worth a stop.
Graber Farm Tour
The tour is $20 for your group and I learned more about the amish community as a whole during this tour than I have in my entire life. The little old lady who leads it is so open and easy to talk to, you can ask her anything and she’ll happily fill you in! Just that is worth the $20, much less getting to see the farm.
And there you have it! The best shops/stops in Jamesport! If we missed any, let us know in the comments below and we’ll try and get them added. 🙂