One of the most popular and busiest stands in the market is “Esh Meats”, owned and operated by Ervin and Rosanna Esh from Paradise , PA. The stand features fresh and smoked meats, primarily from Lancaster County and are all USDA certified. One of the most frequently asked questions is if his meat is ‘organic’. Ervin explains although it is not ‘certified organic’, he can get certified organic meat for his customers, but it is considerably more expensive. He does, however, go to great lengths to ensure that his products have no trace of antibiotics or growth hormones added!
Esh Meats are happy to cut your steaks and roasts to your preference while you wait and will gladly accept any ‘special orders’ that you may have. Their motto is: “Pleased to meet you….Meat to please you.”
Ervin and Rosanna are the parents of four children, Samuel Lee – age 11, Linda Rose – age 9, Levi Wayne – age 5, and Daniel Arlan – age 4, who accompany them to the market during the summer months. At other times during the year, they attend a one room Amish School in Paradise, PA.
Rosanna’s parents, Sam and Linda Esh reside on a farm adjoining Ervin’s residence. One of the highlights of the year is the annual picnic for the market vendors, employees and friends at the pond and pavilion on Sam’s farm. Attendance at this year’s event was well over 200! Ervin provided BBQ chicken, while Rosanna and Linda concocted many other delicious foods and drinks in addition to covered dishes supplied by visitors. What an enjoyable day!
Ervin, Rosanna and family look forward to serving their many valued customers on the Eastern Shore for many years to come. If you wish to place an order, or if you have any questions, please call Ervin at the above number or you may call the market number located on the home page. Thank you for your patronage!