July 8th, 2011
The former “Mattress Factory” has had a conversion. The Bertha, Minn. Amish community no longer needs to set up roadside stands. They have formed the Amish Country Co-op, south of Bertha just off highway 71, with owner Mary Larson.
You will be greeted with shelves of fresh baked goods, seasonal certified organic Amish fruits and vegetables, eggs, jams, jellies, quilts, toys, leatherwork, furniture and craft work. A green house also offers plants and seedlings. I highly recommend the chocolate dipped pretzels.
And, the price is right.
The co-op is open six days a week spring through fall.