Who We Are
Lehman's stands for a simpler life. Wherever you are on your journey to a simpler life, we can help you take the next steps.
Founder Jay Lehman, and Glenda Lehman Ervin, Vice President, and Galen Lehman, President, with Jay's 1923 Model T
Family owned and operated since 1955, Lehman's is here to help you live a simpler life. City or country, rural or urban, we can help you build a better future, one that values personal connections, integrity and tradition.
You'll find our retail in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country at our Kidron store, where our story began. For our friends who are far away, our print catalog and website give you access to hundreds of practical goods, from planting and preserving to off-grid living.
Lehman's is really like an old-time mercantile (a mall from the 1850s perhaps.). There are a number of stores within Lehman's. Our housewares section is a dream for the cook, baker and chef because it is chock-o-block full of kitchen gadgets, cast iron, baking, cooking and food preservation merchandise, knives, bowls and food storage solutions.
The pantry contains a carefully curated assortment of snacks, deserts, meats and long-shelf live food (freeze dried meats that will last over 25 years - not that's what we call being prepared).
The home heating section contains everything you need to heat your home, with or without electricity, including an impressive selection of wood pile prep products. And nothing is more sustainable that people powered products, like an AX, or renewable energy, like heating with wood
If you are a grilling guru, you will love the high-end grills we have collection in our assortment - you will often find us grilling samples at our store on weekends.
Children sometimes refer to us as a toy store - hundreds of USA made - which are imagination driven. No batteries, flash drives, USB ports, or gigs of memory needed. Most of the assortment in our toy selection need multiple player (such as a board game or jump rope) so we can build relationships instead of one level up on the newest iPhone app.
From plant, to plate to pantry, we've got you covered. Our gardening supplies are perfect for small to medium-scale home growers. If you care about what you eat, getting close to your food source is a simple solution. So why not walk to your backyard and pick yourself a salad!
If you really care about where your good comes from, then processing the harvest is high on your list. Food preservation, just like grandma use to do it - with canning, freezing, dehydrating, fermenting and pickles supplies, all neatly stacked on our shelves.
For the serious homesteader living off the grid, Lehman's carries everything you need for heat, food, light and water. Miles from power lines? No problem, when you know Lehman's.
Some products are pretty, Some are practical. Non-electric lighting can be both - a beautiful addition to your home and so welcome during a power outage. We have an eclectic assortment of oil lamps, lanterns, gas lighting and candles.
Hungry? We got you covered! Whether you are searching for shelf-stable products for long-term storage, or locally baked treats, you can find them at Lehman's. From salty to sweet, from dinner to dessert, Amish Country has a tradition of delicious foods.