What's another "very American" component of Independence Day celebrations? Apple pie, of course! Our first instinct for a local-baked apple pie was to head to Der Dutchman or Yoder's. Both are in the Amish community of Pinecraft, and both are known for their delicious homestyle cooking. Note: these restaurants are popular spots for pre-ordering pies at Thanksgiving, but be prepared to wait in long lines!
We decided to check online reviews to see if there were any bakeries we might be overlooking. Surprisingly (or not), Detwiler's was ranked #1 for apple pies! Detwiler's Farm Market is renowned for their selection of fresh produce. We stopped in on a Saturday and were treated to free samples of sweet chili shrimp and cornbread. (On a previous visit, everyone received a free cone of ice cream!) But at the end of the day, there was no beating our reason for the visit - that was indeed some world-class apple pie.