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Hidden Treasures: Zern’s Farmer’s Market

One place. Three people. Three unique experiences.

Chelsea Post, first-year

Shopping at Zern’s is an experience that will not drain wallets but will fill spirits with good, wholesome fun. I highly suggest taking the time to shop there for anything under the sun; you never know what you might find.

Here are the three places I enjoyed: 1. Lancaster County Ice Cream. Quality ice cream at a great price. Plus, they have flavors that can only be found in certain places, like Teaberry and Birthday Cake. 2. Romeo’s Nuts and Candy. No room is complete without a stock of candy. 3. The outside markets. Everything was less than $5, a price that even I could afford.

Mark Russum, senior

My visit to Zern’s Farmer’s Market made my environmental heart sing. Each of the tags for the produce read, “Local Pennsylvania Homegrown Produce.” When available, my dollar always goes to purchasing fresh, local produce.

Furthermore, I am addicted to purchasing used books. Zern’s will feed your used book addiction, while saving you a few bucks compared to more trendy bookstores. With that said, here are the top three things I did at Zern’s:

1. Check out the fresh, local produce and support a local farmer. 2. Browse the collection of used books scattered throughout the facilities. 3. Check out the sweet vintage photography stand for some old time, retro cameras.

Kate Savo, senior

From antiques to fresh produce, stuffed animals to bikes, school supplies to a vintage prom dress, candy to a pet shop, meat shops to live auctions and an arcade-this place has it all.

The best part about Zern’s would be its diversity. If you think Rice’s market in New Hope is an experience, then you’ve got another thing coming.

My three favorite places:1. The stand with a large variety of purses, small and large. They may be knock-offs, but that just means you can buy more than one!2. The produce stands-where else can you get a huge basket of apples for just $3.50?3. The antique furniture stands make my heart sing with their beautiful craftsmanship.

Zern’s Farmer’s Market 1100 East Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa.Open Fridays 2 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Only cash accepted at most stands; ATM on-site.

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