Located in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, Zerns is a trip into yesteryear… one of the oldest and largest markets, Zerns Farmer’s market has been on the scene since 1922 when a few roadside stands sprang up in the backyard of the Zern family in Gilbertsville. Over the years. “The Sale” as it is fondly called by locals, has become known as the best spot to purchase fresh produce and thousands of other items. Known as the World’s Largest Dutch Treat,
Zerns is still going strong after 91 years with more than 190 merchants under one roof, and people unique as their wares.Vendors and customers come from near and far, other countries and other states, and sometimes become part of the “Zernies” phenomena, as interesting and varied as the wares. From plants to pants, socks to signage, antiques, tools and miscellaneous bric-a-brac…we have it all at Zern’s.
An adventurous shopper can find anything from an old spittoon to an antique gift frame from friendly country folk. Sample Pennsylvania Dutch treats like funnel cake, corn relish, shoofly pie, chow-chow, and of course, homemade ice cream! There’s fresh produce, baked goods, meats, seafood, poultry, plants, yard sculptures, new and vintage clothing, coins, stamps, toys, spices, hardware, new and used books, beautiful junk, hidden treasures, memories and maybe a forgotten piece of the past.