Fastnachts are a Berks County tradition, enjoyed each year on Fat Tuesday – known locally at fastnacht day. The specialty donuts have already started arriving at bakeries across the county, and many local organizations will once again be hosting fastnacht fundraisers. Here is our list of confirmed places to find fastnachts in Berks County in 2022:
Note This post will be updated in January 2023 with an updated list.
Mt. Penn Fire Company
The Mt. Penn Fire Company is hosting its 54th Annual Fastnacht Sale on February 26. Full details have yet to be announced. In 2021, the cost was $10 per dozen.
Historic Joanna Furnace
The Hay Creek Valley Historical Association will be hosting a fastnacht sale on March 1. The cost is $10 per dozen. Pre-order by February 23.
Bakeries, Farmers Markets
Fasnachts are back at Brook’s Cafe in Douglassville. The restaurant will have fastnachts for sale along with fastnacht-inspired specials like the fastnacht burger available for a limited time.
Dutch Maid Bakery
Both locations of Dutch Maid Bakery – the Temple bakery and the Fairgrounds Farmers Market – have fastnachts available. According to their Facebook post, the cost is $1.25 each, six for $7.25, or a dozen for $12.50.
Frecon Farms will once again be offering fastnachts from their bakery this year. The cost is $8.99 for a half dozen and $14.99 per dozen. Pre-order for pick-up on Frecon Farms’ website.
Kimberton Whole Foods
Kimberton Whole Foods in Douglassville is also offering fastnachts from Frecon Farms. They will be available through Tuesday or until they are sold out.
Kirbyville Farm Market
The Kirbyville Farm Market (Route 222 south of Kutztown) is once again offering fastnachts, homemade from the market’s bakery.
Nesting Box Farm Market & Cramery
The Nesting Box in Kempton is selling fastnachts from The Buttered Crumb, a bakery in Lehigh County. Deliveries are limited so they may not be available every day.
PA Dutch Farmers Market of Wyomissing
Becca’s Gourmet Coffee & Donuts at the Wyomissing Farmers Market is offering fastnachts three ways: plain, glazed, and powdered. The cost is $6.95 for a half dozen or $12.95 for a dozen.
Plum Creek Farm Market
For the first time, Plum Creek Farm Market is offering fresh-baked fastnachts. Pre-orders are available on their website with pickup available on Tuesday, March 1.
Shady Mountain Market
Another farm market in the area offering fastnachts (along with other delicious baked goods), Shady Mountain Market is located on Dryville Road outside of Fleetwood.
Twilight Acres Creamery & Bakery
Twilight Acres in Stouchsburg is advertising that they have fastnacths available along with their selection of traditional donuts.
From now until Fastnacht Day, Weaver’s Orchard near Morgantown is serving homemade fastnachts both plain and powdered.