GIVEAWAY: “Lehman’s, Hanky Panky”

In the Oct/Nov issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Hanky Panky” (on newsstands Sept. 15), we led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a $20 gift card from Lehman’s, an Ohio Amish-community store that specializes in old-fashioned hand tools. “We’re a family business, and we’re proud to offer the finest selection of non-electric technology you’ll ever see,” says Glenda Ervin, daughter of store founder Jay Lehman.

From old-fashioned enamelware …

to gorgeous cookstoves …

to maple-sugar supplies …

Lehman’s is your go-to source for old-fashioned gadgets, tools, and farm supplies.

Enter to win a $20 Lehman’s gift card

by telling us about your favorite non-electric tool in the comments below. We’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner in mid-November, when the Oct/Nov issue expires on newsstands. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

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  1. Susan Arntsen says:

    I love my hand held can opener. It leaves an edge on the can and lid that is not sharp. No cuts for me!

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I keep forgetting about Lehmans as a go to source for all things practical! In today’s Sister Issue, I saw the corn broom and flour sack towels. Both of these items are hard to find where I live so I wrote myself a note to go and look more carefully through the store for more basics I have been needing. A $20 gift card would be a nice plus to have when shopping!

  3. maria lawrence says:

    My squeezing strainer!! The whole family enjoys using it!!

  4. Deborah McKissic says:

    I am familiar with Lehman’s and have shopped from their catalog and, I have been pleased with all my purchases. My favorite non-electric kitchen gadget would be my grandfathers nut chopper…though, a food processor would be quicker..this glass jar with measurements on he side and a small wood block in the bottom with a screw on lid that has the chopper blades attached is my has a red wooden handle on top and I collect red wooden handle kitchen gadgets…there are so many! This nut chopper has sentimental value because it was my grandfather’s…he was a landscaper that taught me gardening..but, also a wonderful cook/baker and always made our favorite foods when we visited…

  5. Linda says:

    I love flour sack towels – they are the best to use for embroidering on our farmgirl designs. And I love the gadgets my mother had in the kitchen – some of them I have and others I keep looking for in antique and specialty shops. A $20 gift card would be wonderful. Thank you for offering the drawing.

  6. Terrie Coleman says:

    I’ve ordered from Lehman’s online several times and love their merchandise. I have a hand mowing tool, a scythe, that I’m still learning to use. Lehman’s sells one just like it and for a reasonable price. I also enjoy using my non-electric can opener.

  7. Delores Gorter says:

    My favorite non-electric item to use at home would be my wood cook stove – Love it!! I also love my salad slicer use it for so much more than just salads.

  8. Jan says:

    My squeezo. I have used it for many years and don’t know what I would do without it.

  9. Sandy says:

    My knives and cutting board are my most used cooking tools.

  10. Cara says:

    I have enjoyed my kerosene lanterns these past 12 years!

  11. Cindy Parker says:

    my mandoline

  12. Chrissy says:

    The hand crank/solar flashlight is something I’ve had on my wish list for a long time.

  13. Stephanie Guevara says:

    I would have to say that a coffee press is my favorite non-electric tool. A hand coffee grinder would be a good companion, though I don’t have one.

  14. shawna matos says:

    my clothesline my dryer broke about two years ago & my husband keeps offering to buy me a new one but I love to get out & put clean clothes on the line & see them blowing in the breeze

  15. Sharon D. says:

    I would love to be able to visit Lehman’s. Thank you for the opportunity to win a gift card:) Like Jan, I enjoy using my Victorio Stainer/Squeezo. I enjoy cranking it and seeing the fruit (or veggie) puree of my labor:)

  16. Bonnie ellis says:

    I love Lehmanns. Get a lot of things there. Love my garden hod (basket for harvesting veggies).

  17. Gail Foster says:

    I love my non-electric apple peeler, slicer, corer!

  18. Shelley says:

    My really sharp knives. Who needs a food processor to chop veggies?

  19. Stacey Dunphy Heavin says:

    My clothesline. Love the smell of our sheets after they have been dried in the line.

  20. Sylvia Jacobus says:

    We bought the best nutcracker from them. We buy filberts (hazelnuts) in large bags from a nut dryer in Oregon. We then start cracking. Regular nut crackers don’t work nearly as well as this one. It also doesn’t tire you out. Have purchased quite a few things from them, but this nutcracker beats all!

  21. Dorothy Nootbaar says:

    The bright red tea kettle my daughter gave me for Christmas one year always makes me smile !

  22. JACQUIE WEGER says:

    Absolutely love my non-electric apple corer/peeler and also my potato ricer. Usually don’t mind lending my kitchen tools out to friends and family but I have to admit I am a little stingy when it comes to these two items. I have given these as gifts in order to keep mine safe and secure in my own kitchen…lol

  23. Margie Cunningham says:

    Where to begin? I have lots of favorites – flour sack towels, cutting boards, cookware, squeeze-O, the list goes on and on!

  24. I do not own a blender or beater or anything like that. I use my old wooden spoons ( one hand carved of birdseye maple) and my whisks. I don’t have any electric gadgets. My mantra is ” simplicity “.Oh and no dryer either, use a clothesline strung between an antique pear tree and an antique apple tree. Love the Lehman’s catalogue.

  25. Wendy says:

    My fav would have to be my trusty garden fork. The community garden I use doesn’t allow power equipment, like a tiller, so I use my fork to work the soil. When it’s all turned & ‘pretty’, & I’m all sweaty (!), I feel a great sense of satisfaction.

  26. Christine Erdman says:

    I love my Pampered Chef hand held can opener. It is awesome and makes the edges of the can not sharp. It is a great item to have around the house.

  27. Therese Clouse says:

    My nut chopper is my favorite non-electric tool. A must for a serious baker. My son requested one for Christmas last year. Lehman’s is a great place to shop in Ohio!

  28. Carol Vagher says:

    I love my hand cranked pasta maker it is my favorite tool!

  29. Jean Sikes says:

    Love all the old red handled kitchen tools I have collected to add to the red handled piecrust blender that I inherited from my mother. My favorites, and two most used tools are my mother’s (no red handle) egg beater and my grandmothers small 3 tine cooking fork.I use them both, several times a week. I will soon be 76 and love using the old tools even though my children have blessed me with many new appliances!

  30. jaylyn m says:

    I like hand-crank butter churns

  31. Nancy Coughlin says:

    I have a hand held can opener that I just love. It always makes me laugh when a visitor asks where my can opener is and looks at me strangely when I hand it to them. “No, I mean your electric one” is the usual response and I have to show them how to use it. Really!!!!

  32. Dusty Cannon says:

    I’m not sure if a pan is a tool exactly, but my absolute favorite baking pan is a vintage blue enamelware pan my sister got for me at an antique store for Christmas one year! I bake everything from brownies to cornbread in it!

  33. Pamela Shearer says:

    I love my cast iron pieces. I have four. I use my 10″ skillet practically everyday. I also have two Pampered Chef stoneware pieces I use for baking. Love your recipes for cast iron. In fact, I love your whole magazine!

  34. Carol Ray says:

    This time of year, we get out our hand operated cider press! Our small orchard is full of apples and ready to make cider. We set aside a day for our friends and relatives to come over to pick, clean, and press cider. What a wonderful day and it smells and tastes so good! I’ll be at Lehman’s in November. Can’t wait.

  35. Marion O says:

    My favorite tool is a dough whisk . It amazes me that it blends dough ingredients so well. It’s a very simple tool that does a great job.

  36. Sharon Wegmeyer says:

    Wooden spoons – Hand held can opener – Old fashion bean pots & crocks – Simple garden shovels & rakes . . .

  37. Ashley Christensen says:

    I have always wanted a Reel Mower!

  38. Dawn Overholt says:

    If the swiffer duster counts, I leave it at my sewing room door in a attempt to keep threads from leaving the room. I use it frequently during the day.
    I had a favorite 3 curved pronged rake that got left behind when we moved and wish I could replace it.

  39. Rhonda Bowdy says:

    I use my knives and cutting board. They’re not electric. Also use hand crank salad spinner.

  40. Connie S says:

    We love our hot water bath canner. Without it every year, we wouldn’t have our fresh tomatoes through the Winter, Spring, and into the Summer until the next tomatoes come on.

  41. jeanne sayre says:

    Fond memories of churning butter in the glass churn with the thick cream swirling around, then comes the chunks of golden butter lumps to say its time.

  42. Shawn Newswanger says:

    I love my woodstove , my Lehman’s ecofan that is powered by the heat and my splitting maul to make a warm fire! That is just the beginning..

  43. Helen Norman says:

    My favorite non-electric tool is my Grandmother’s apple slicer/corer. It’s great for making pies as well as just eating the apples raw.

  44. I would have to say I love the best is the timer, I set it for not just baking, to wake us up if we fall asleep and we only need that 30 minute nap, to remind my husband or kids they need to do something in a length of time, plus, when I do use it for cooking, I set it for my kids or husband to remind them to turn the oven on, or they are suppose to check on their food if I get called into work.I couldn’t be without it.

  45. wanda says:

    I haven’t had the privilege to shop at Lehman’s but am thoroughly fascinated by all they have to offer. I’m sure I’d have a difficult time choosing how to spend a gift card but it would be so much fun!!

  46. Teresa De Bruin says:

    My favorite non electric products include my nameplate hot water scanner as I use it every fall to can things like pickle relish, bread and butter pickles that my sister in law and great grandson love. Better than store brought. Also love my dark bread pans as I lifetime made bread without the bread machine.

  47. Raelene Fleming says:

    I haven’t used an electric can opener since the early 1990’s! My hand held can opener works great!

  48. JAN WESTON says:

    I have heard about this store for many years. Would love to shop there.

  49. Tammy says:

    Love Lehman’s and love that I am only 2 hours away! I think the items that I have enjoyed the most from their store are my oil lamps. Although, I have never bought an item and not enjoyed it and the craftsmanship.

  50. Joyce Huber says:

    I love it when I receive the Lehman’s catalog in the mail. My favorite is the Juice extractor. You put water in the bottom tier, fruit in the top strainer, turn on the stove and the juice collects in the middle tier. When the juice reaches the tube, it flows into your jar or container. No more using a cheese cloth.

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