There is a secret to telling if a restaurant or country store is the real deal....or not. If the establishment is closed on Sunday, it's most likely a genuine Amish farm restaurant or store. This means much more than recognizing The Sabbath Day. It means there is usually an absence of greed within the establishment; and the owners are filled with the spirit of serving their fellow man.
Although Oregon Dairy claims to be a genuine farm establishment, I found that wonderful ingredient of a loving heart missing in both the store and the restaurant.
The buffet costs less on weekdays; and I believe this may have been established because they're serving up leftovers from a busy weekend. Some of the items had that "leftover-almost-going bad" taste. The hot soups were served in plastic mugs....hot stuff in plastic - No! Although the store and restaurant were clean, restrooms were below par.
Over at the Oregon Dairy Market, prices were a bit high. Meat selection was sparse. Not one cut of prime rib offered for sale.
The best thing they have going for them is their milk (only $1.19 for a half-gallon) and their ice cream, which I believe is made on the premises. Apples in the Fall (which are like dandelion weeds all over Lancaster County) were $.99 and $1.49/lb; whereas they sell for about $.69 in many places around the area.
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