There is nothing special in the ingredients that Amish use in their cooking. There are quite a few Amish that are restricted in what they can make for an income. Some is because of the rules they follow, and some is because it cost so much to travel. This leads them to go to places like aldies and save a lot, quite a bit. There are also a lot of scratch and dent stores around our area. There is nothing wrong with the food except that the cans are dented, or that the food is from a different type of brand.
When you are trying to feed large families, This is about the only way you can afford to feed them. This in no way diminishes the food they eat. It all depends on the cook.