Ok, I know you are asking how can a grocery store have "lots of heart"? It's simple folks, it's because the people who work in this store are basic and kind and genuine. They don't have the influences of modern day society to cause them to be jaded. They live simple lives and their pure beliefs show in their customer service.
This is a grocery store that is run by old world Amish. When I was growing up we used to say their were 2 types of Amish...house Amish and Church Amish. the Church Amish are the stricter of the 2 sects, having no outside influences in the way of TV, electricity and such and the house Amish are a bit more into the modern day world using electricty. If you notice in this store, especially in the restroom, it used to be a store with NO electricity at all (note the lamp on the wall) so this store has obviously been updated a bit to adapt to health standards of refrigeration etc. Now I am not an expert on the Amish religion, and I only report what I learned growing up so if I am off the track I apologise. I respect these people nd their beliefs and I love this store for its simplicity alone.
And speaking of respect., they rquest no pictures be taken of themor the store. It opposes their religion to do so, so please remember and respect their wishes and leave the camera in the car.
this store is filled with bulk items that they re-package in the back room. from dried fruit to nuts...from pasta to rice you can find most anything here and much more as well. One of my favorites here is the vast array of candy toppings and sugars for cookies and cakes. I have collected all the colors of the rainbow from this place and prices are amazing with a small container about the size of a margarine container costing less than $1.00. At those prices you can really make those holiday cookies shine....and yes, they DO have black and orange sugars...perfect for Halloween! ;-)
Other items are holistic balms and creams and natural flavors as well. fresh baked goods are always on hand as well and change daily.
If you are ever in the neighborhoood, I invite you to check out this store. It will amaze you in its simple beauty and make you feel as if you have stepped back in time. And on top of all that, you will not pay inflated prices and in this dy and age we can all use a bargain or two!