Markets Not Open: Ascension Thursday
Markets will not open in observation of this Amish holiday.
Some history on the Ascension Thursday: In the old days in Europe, most Amish and Mennonite farmers were tenant farmers. They farmed land that was owned by the church or government. Farmers paid a percentage of their profits to the landholder every year. The date that was set by the churches and monasteries for the farmers to pay their tax was St. Michael’s Day. This day fell after the harvest when the profits and resulting tax could be most accurately assessed.