Yoder’s Amish Market will close Saturday; 25 percent sale this week
SALISBURY — Yoder’s Amish Market will close its Salisbury store after Saturday but expect a reincarnation under a new name and local management later this year.
Located on U.S 70 near Hurley School Road, Yoder’s is having a weeklong sale leading up to Saturday in which all inventory is 25 percent off.
John Weaver, who owns the building and has been leasing it to Rick and Liz Smith of Yanceyville, said the Smiths will continue to operate the original store in Yanceyville.
Smith has said in a letter to customers that “trying to run two locations has proven to be too great a strain on our family.”
“We love and appreciate all the great folks we have met in Salisbury these past few years,” Smith added.
Weaver’s brother-in-law, Sam Yoder, owned the original Yoder’s Amish Market in Yanceyville and sold it to the Smiths, who chose to keep the name.
In November 2011, the Smiths opened up a second Yoder’s Amish Market here in the building where John and Anna Weaver once operated Amishcraft Furniture.
“I think it was just too much to run two stores,” Weaver said.
Weaver’s nephew is looking to open the Salisbury location again under local management and a new name. It will still have the Amish connection, with Amish foods from Dutch Valley in Pennsylvania and Troyer’s in Ohio.
“We want to revamp a lot of things,” Weaver said. “... I do believe it’s the best thing. This is a great store, with great people (customers) and a great location.”
Weaver said the next store will definitely have more meats and cheeses.
“That is a very good item,” Weaver said, “if you keep a good stock, keep it fresh and the prices down.”
Yoder’s Amish Market also had a good variety of baked goods.
Customers have been flocking to the Amish market this week for the inventory sale.
“The parking lot is completely full,” Weaver said this morning.
Weaver predicted the new store could be ready as early as the summer, though a lot of details have to be worked out.
“It’s going to be a temporary inconvenience but a permanent improvement,” Weaver said.
Store hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.