Das Märit Farmers and Artists Market

Das Märit is a not-for-profit ministry of First Mennonite Church with the goal of serving the mind, body and spirit of our community in the name of God. Berne's open-air market is held in the west parking lot of First Mennonite Church from May - October. 

There are several changes to the market for the fall.

  • Fall hours are from 9:00 - noon continuing at the west parking lot of First Mennonite Church.
  • Pumpkin waffles will be added to the delicious regular waffles served from 9:00 - 11:15.
  • The final 2023 market will be Saturday, October 7.
Berne's open-air market only supports local vendors that "Make It, Bake It or Grow It" in Adams and surrounding areas.  Please support local commerce.  

Vendors selling produce or baked goods should be aware of new Indiana law HEA 1149 that requires the vendor to obtain a food handler certification. For more information about becoming a vendor call Becky Lehman at 260-849-1603 or Hazel Lautzenheiser at 260-849-0527.

Serving at Das Märit Farmers' and Artists' Market


Vendor application packets can be obtained at the market information booth, by mail, or printed here. Vendors must be from the surrounding area and "Grow, Make or Bake" the items they will be selling.


Volunteer schedules are flexible to fit your timetable, and all ages are welcome.

Call 260-849-1603 for more information.

Serving breakfast every week

Join your friends and neighbors for a fresh waffle and shop the many vendors this Saturday from 9:00 - noon in Berne.

Waffles are made by our wonderful volunteers and served up with many toppings to choose from.  Fair trade coffee is also made fresh and available for purchase to enjoy with your breakfast!