In what apparently is an annual tradition at Oregon Dairy in Lititz, PA, Fasnacht Day was held last month and was a great success. A fasnacht is a Pennsylvania Dutch doughnut-style pastry historically served on Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardis Gras, to mark the beginning of fasting on Ash Wednesday.
Oregon Dairy sells the pastries in powdered, glazed and plain varieties, and since 2011 only sells them one day a year. They offer drive-thru service in the carport of their 35,000 square foot facility that also operates a restaurant, ice cream parlor and dairy farm.
On February 13, the store sold more than 15,000 fasnachts, a new record. Everyone was thrilled, including Buttercup, the company’s cow mascot, who was taking and delivering orders.