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PA WILDS BUYER’S GUIDE

ADDITIONAL WCO
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PA WILDS BUYER’S GUIDE

Looking for more products for your retail outlet?  Looking for a retail location where you can sell your products? 

Download our free PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide, the premier tool for sourcing artisan products proudly made in the PA Wilds. 

The Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO) is a value chain network of juried visual, craft and food artisans; creative industries partners; retailers and more — all of whom call the PA Wilds home. These artisans’ goods reflect the beauty, bounty and rural traditions of our region. And the places that sell those goods make it easier for shoppers to “take home a piece of the PA Wilds,” a brand with true retail power! The WCO helps make the connection — and this guide is a product of that effort. 

This guide is organized by medium, so you can focus on the types of products that fit your retail space and your market. The guide also showcases PA Wilds branded products and creative industry professionals who can help fulfill other business needs.

WILDS ARE WORKING VIDEO SERIES 

LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER AMID COVID-19

In 2020, WCO members were invited to take part in the Wilds Are Working: Rural Entrepreneurship in Uncharted Times, a Facebook Live video series to share how they pivoted to survive the coronavirus crisis. Some of the lessons are ones that will have lasting impacts.

The goal of this initiative was to cross-pollinate ideas, approaches and resources that small businesses and entrepreneurs in the PA Wilds used to get their companies through the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provided a sense of community in a time when social norms were majorly disrupted.

ADDITIONAL WCO SUPPORT

Be sure to check out all of our other resources, opportunities and tools made available.

Wilds Cooperative members turn out for 2023 Membership Meetings

Members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA got a first look at the PA Wilds Media Lab on Tuesday, September 26 during one of the two Membership Meetings held in 2023. 

PA Route 6 Alliance: Supporting a scenic heritage corridor

The PA Route 6 Alliance champions the Pennsylvania section of this transcontinental highway, promoting the plethora of rich heritage and beauty still alive along the route.

Wilds Cooperative members can sign up for PA Wilds Marketplace, Makers Market

You MAKE things in the PA Wilds. Here’s an opportunity to SELL them! The PA Wilds Makers Market is an online exhibitor event on November 4, which features products only found in the Pennsylvania Wilds on ShopThePAWilds.com.  Register by August 31 to participate!

WCO Creative Maker applications due by September 18 for 2023 Fall Jury Review 

Monday, September 18, 2023 is the deadline for artisans creative professionals to register for the Wilds Cooperative of PA Spring Jury Review. Basic Level Creative Makers are also eligible to be re-juried.

Explore PA Wilds made products, services, branded goods and local shops in the 2023 Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking for unique and authentic products from the Pennsylvania Wilds? Do you want to support local artists, makers and businesses in this beautiful 13-county region? Check out the 2023 PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide, a free digital resource that connects you to hundreds of creative entrepreneurs and their amazing offerings.

RESOURCES

Learn more about WCO member benefits and how to make the most of your membership.

OPPORTUNITIES

Take advantage of opportunities to leverage the PA Wilds brand and grow your business.

TOOLS

Find more tools and resources related to WCO membership and growing your business.