Eat Fresh for Less at Detwiler’s
By Ilona Merritt and Paula Lickfeldt (Photos by Paula Lickefelt)
The first time I walked into Detwiler’s Farm Market I was in awe of what I saw, and I knew I would be back. Paula also was overwhelmed at what the Detwiler’s offered in their store. The Detwiler’s Mission is: “To Glorify the Lord in all we do & to give customers the best farm market experience in the World.”
They do exactly that in their presentation of what they sell, but most impressive is the fast and friendly service of their staff. They have 144 employees at this store, all of whom are eager to help customers. They are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and are always closed on Sunday. The Detwiler families are Mennonites and hail from Pennsylvania. They pride themselves on buying from local suppliers, which also include Amish products. Quality and price are of the utmost importance and it is all about price and giving value to the customers.
During our visit, we were welcomed by Mr. Brek Williams, Store Manager, who was proud to share information with us. With the Holiday season coming up, they will have fresh turkeys available and party trays of all kinds will be for sale. There is a fresh fish market, fresh meat market, cheese shop, grab and go meats and cheeses, a sub-shop and homemade soups are available. This store has a health and wellness center, and they carry large amounts of organic and kosher foods. They have a large bakery department, all homemade, including many Amish recipes. Tasting spots are interspersed throughout the store. Speaking of tasting, they have a homemade ice cream shop!
How to get there: Take I-75 south to exit 224 (Outlet Mall) turn right, drive two more miles and on the right side you will see Detwiler’s Farm Market. You can’t miss the red barn on the signpost at the entrance.