On this farm Edna Bontreger (mother) and Mary Bontreger (daughter) sell their baked goods on every Friday and Saturday. We were there on a Tuesday so did not stop. Joe Bontreger raises a flock of 5000 hens and sells organic eggs produced those hens.
Continuing North on 220th Avenue we reached a "T" intersection. At the "T" we turned East again and passed the Delhi Cemetery on the right. At the corner is a large Civil War statue (financed by Tom Simons - a Civil War veteran, and the great-great-great uncle of my children). Right past the cemetery is another "T" intersection. If we turn North we can go on into the town of Delhi proper. South takes us on the road that will lead to the Delhi bridge (which is closed due to the flooding a few years back - plans are being made to rebuild). Down the road a bit we come to the "bulk food" store.
My friend (shown here) and I were not sure of what door to approach. A young Amish boy stuck his head out of the door and told us that the "store door is the first door down there." (It is the closest door to the road).
On past the school about two miles is the Helmuth farm which is the location of the Wood's Edge County Store. The store had operated in the Edgewood Community before the family moved to the Delhi Iowa. The sign (and the farm) will be on the left side of the road as you travel south. There are no "woods" in sight so it is not at "wood's edge" but seems obviously to be a play on the former location/community of the store.
I purchased some large spools of thread (white and black) - $1.79 - usually at least $3.50 in the Cedar Rapids fabric stores. Found some "trouser socks - black" that I love wearing with "trousers" - they were less than $2.00 -- I have paid between $4 -$5 a pair in local big box stores.
StoveHouse Family Restraurant, right along the highway (on the East side). Good food, good service. After that we headed back to Cedar Rapids.
An interesting day.