Barns at Nappanee selling off Amish Acres memorabilia at yard sale
NAPPANEE, Ind. – The Barns at Nappanee, which was formerly known as Amish Acres before being auctioned off back in February, held a memorabilia yard sale on Friday.
The new owners of the prominent farm were selling off furniture and other historic items that are no longer being used.
Although the remnants of the old Amish Acres are being sold off, the new owner said the old traditions will remain intact.
“We’re absolutely not throwing out the traditions of Amish Acres,” Marlin Stutzman said, the owner of the Barnes of Nappanee. “We’re still the home of Amish Acres, the Barnes at Nappanee is the Barns. If people come out and see these magnificent barns they’ll appreciate that aspect.”
Stutzman went on to discuss how the coronavirus has impacted their business, saying that they are trying to operate as effectively and efficiently as they can.
“Coronavirus has obviously kind of thrown us a big curve-ball but we’ve been working through it,” Stutzman said. “It’s given us more time to get the bar wood floors resurfaced and refinished and we did a lot of work in the kitchen.”
The farm continues to offer buggy rides and tours of the property, and the gift shop and restaurant remains open.
The yard sale will conclude on Saturday, and concert is being planned for Memorial Day (May 25).