Lora Gates

Lora lives in Shipshewana, Indiana with her husband and their three children. She leads the strategic marketing and customer service initiatives for Shipshewana Trading Place. In her spare time, she loves to spend time outdoors with her family, cooking and arts & crafts.

Recent Posts

12 Shipshewana Spices & Their Limitless Uses

Mar 07, 2018

Oh my, was the weather nice this past weekend! It truly set in a bad case of “Spring Fever” for my family and me. When I think of spring in Amish Country I can’t help but get excited at the...

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This Amish owned Tea Shop in Shipshewana will surprise your taste buds!

Feb 19, 2018

Red Bud is a local tea, gift shop and café all rolled into one great store. They have nearly 200 flavors of loose leaf teas, hundreds more specialty teas, teapots, chocolates, candy, ice cream,...

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5 Do-Not-Miss Winter Activities in Shipshewana

Jan 24, 2018

Shipshewana has gotten a bit of a misperception that it is only open during the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market season from May – September. And while the Flea Market is a huge claim to fame for...

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Have you Heard of this Amish-Celebrated Tradition?

Dec 25, 2017

I have been asked (and even wondered myself) about what kind of differences there are between Amish traditions and celebrations during the Christmas season and those who are not Amish.

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You have to try an Old Amish Recipe at this Shipshewana Candy Store!

Nov 29, 2017

I love visiting the one-of-a-kind shops all over Shipshewana, and this Shipshewana Candy shop has just made the list for me as another secret stop that I will begin frequenting for their delicious...

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This Amazing Restaurant has Shipshewana Smelling Delicious all Day!

Nov 15, 2017

The Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery in Shipshewana, Indiana, has amazing food, baked goods and gifts you will not want to miss.

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Perfect Pretzels and 12 Amazing Dipping Sauces... Only in Shipshewana!

Oct 31, 2017

Inside this giant red barn you'll find delicious smells, great tastes and a warm welcoming atmosphere.

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Create a Family Heirloom at This Incredible Shipshewana Furniture Store!

Oct 16, 2017

This store brings this experience all together in one beautiful farmhouse like setting that will make you want to choose something for every room of your home! 

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Enjoy homemade treats at this Century Home of Shipshewana’s Founder!

Oct 02, 2017



Until just recently, I hadn’t discovered this piece of Shipshewana History and am so glad I did. Having lunch in this 128-year-old historical home of Shipshewana’s Founder was just like...

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7 Exciting Things to Do at Eby's Indoor Family Fun Near Shipshewana

Sep 18, 2017

Just like our delightful visitors, it is sometimes a challenge to find fun things to do during the evening or on Sunday for us locals in Shipshewana.


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