The Amish and Menneonites use the fruit trees to make preserves , jams, pies and also give to their children for treats. Amish families lives off the land and only goes to the market for flour, meal and sugar. They have milk cows for their milk, cows and swine for their meat. they make their own home made bread, and have vegetable gardens for their other sources of food.
Amish have long life spans and it's thought of they live off the land and eat very few preservatives as being the key for health and happiness.