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Kerber's Dairy

Take the finest ingredients,
blend in a touch of creativity, and you
have Kerber's Ice Cream!

Summer is not complete without a taste of farm fresh ice cream from Kerber's Dairy. But there is no season when Kerber's creative flair is out of style, with flavors ranging from Chocolate Brownie Fudge and French Silk to autumn favorites like Pumpkin, Granny's Carmel Apple, and Eggnog. Over 90 flavors throughout the year make each season special.

This year, Kerber's Dairy makes it even easier to enjoy their exceptional flavors by opening a franchise store on Barnes Lake Road, just off Route 30 in North Huntingdon. The new store opened April 1, 2003, and has enjoyed a brisk business from customers who appreciate Kerber's locally produced, quality dairy products, from whole and skim milk to sour cream, ice cream, buttermilk, and French Onion Dip.

If you're not familiar with Kerber's Dairy, the original opened in 1961 on Guffy Road in North Huntingdon, a scenic location overlooking the hills and fields of the old Kerber's family farm. The main store and production facilities are still there, though the operation moved to a new building in 1991 as the demand for Kerber's products grew.

"The Kerber family has been in the area since 1942," said Tom Kerber, Sr. "Originally, my dad raised and boarded horses, and trained people to ride. As that business faded, we switched to dairy cattle and started milking. We pasteurized and bottled milk and began selling dairy products. Our flair for ice cream didn't have its start until 1980. As the demand for low-fat milk took off, we found ourselves with a lot of cream to market. What better way to use fresh cream than by making ice cream and adding some fresh fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, or nuts?" At any one time, Kerber's has approximately 35 flavors on hand.

Kerber's main store on Guffy Road is more than just ice cream. Open year round (except Christmas day), Kerber's serves a hot, buffet style lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kerber's Deli features the highest quality meats and cheeses, sliced to order, as well as Kerber's own delicious ham salad. Breakfast items and baked goods are popular, as are Kerber's custom-decorated ice cream cakes, ready for any occasion from birthdays to holidays. And where else but Kerber's could you find a summer treat for your favorite pooch? Kerber's doggie treats feature two dog biscuits around a center of Kerber's delicious vanilla ice cream.

The main store is also where Kerber's fine dairy products are produced, where the milk, ice cream, and other great products are processed daily in the ultra-clean, stainless steel facilities right on the premises.

"One full day's production is devoted to iced-tea," explained Tom Kerber, Sr. "Regular, diet, green tea, peach tea, and raspberry tea. Tea is a big item these days and we package everything from 16 ounce containers to quarts and half gallons."

A perfect stop for the family this summer, Kerber's on Guffy road is a relaxing place to visit. Kerber's colorful Lilliput Playground, overlooking the fields, is a favorite with kids, and in the summer and early Fall, kids of all ages enjoy Kerber's Petting Zoo. Llamas are often seen in the fields right next to the store. Hot summer evenings are a great time to enjoy your favorite ice cream from Kerber's patio or pavilion as the sun drops in golden colors behind the rolling hills.

Events at Kerber's include an annual Classic Car Cruise, presented by Kerber's and the Norwin Chamber of Commerce in late September. This year the date is Sunday, September 28th. There will be drawings and door prizes, a parts flea market, and hayrides through the pumpkin fields. Of course, not to be missed are the motorcycles, hot rods, and antique and custom cars. (There is a registration fee of $5. Please call the Norwin Chamber of Commerce at 724-863-0888 for more information.)

The Classic Car Cruise serves as a kick off for Kerber's Pumpkin Days festival in October, when corn stalks, hay bales, and pumpkins abound. Kerber's weekend hayrides draw parents, children, and school groups from all over.

"Build the product first, then the customers will be your best advertisement," concluded Tom Kerber, Sr. "We've won national awards and have been featured in Rick Sebak's Pittsburgh documentaries, but what brings people back is our quality. We have fun doing our best, and our customers enjoy the quality that comes from that."

One unadvertised, but well-known, tradition is Kerber's give away of free ice-cream cones to moms on Mother's Day each year. (Shhh! You didn't hear it from us.)

You can also find Kerber's products at Scozio's Shop 'n Save in both the Hills Shopping Center and the Oak Park Mall, White Oak, as well as Scozio's Festival at 2000 Penny Lane, Jeannette. There is also Schramm's Farm and Orchards at 1002 Blank Road, Jeannette, and the Sparkle Market at Norwin Towne Square, North Huntingdon. Ice cream and gift certificates can be purchased on-line from Kerber's website. Although expensive to ship ($45 per two half/gallon order), recent orders have gone as far as Connecticut, Florida, and California.

Don't miss out this summer. Make time for yourself and your family to visit Kerber's Dairy, or the new Kerber's Ice Cream on Route 30. You'll enjoy a taste of summer's best, and don't forget to take home a half-gallon or two of your favorite flavors! For more information about Kerber's, visit their website at www.KerberDairy.com.

Farm fresh milk, premium dairy products,
ice cream, and more,-- for over 40 years.
Kerber's Dairy at Guffy Road (724) 863-6930;
or the Route 30 store at (724) 861-6662.

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