Find PA Wilds made products and services in the 2024 Buyer’s Guide

Find PA Wilds made products and services in the 2024 Buyer’s Guide

Are you seeking unique, locally crafted products and services? Wanting to support the artists and entrepreneurs based in the Pennsylvania Wilds region? Look no further than the 2024 PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide. Published annually, the PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide is a digital publication featuring members of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania (WCO). The WCO is a network of more than 600 entrepreneurs based in the 13-county region known as the Pennsylvania Wilds that is managed by the nonprofit PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center).

Who is the Buyer’s Guide for?

The PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide is a valuable resource for both individuals and retailers who are seeking regionally-made products and services based in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

What’s Inside the Guide?

  • A curated list of professional artisans, organized by medium. Whether you’re drawn to pottery, jewelry, photography, woodwork, textiles, or more, you are sure to find something here. Discover products available at wholesale or retail prices.
  • Explore the charming regionally based retail outlets we call Trading Posts. Trading Posts often feature handcrafted treasures and regionally inspired items. By purchasing here, you directly support local businesses and communities.
  • You will also find a list of the talented individuals and businesses providing professional creative services in the PA Wilds region, everything from writers, graphic designers, musicians, web developers, and more.
  • A catalog of businesses that are licensed to use the PA Wilds logo on their products, giving you the opportunity to buy PA Wilds branded merchandise to showcase your love for this region.

Why It Matters

“The PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide is more than just a shopping guide. It is a way to celebrate and support our region’s creative economy and rural vitality,” said LaKeshia Knarr, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Director at PA Wilds Center. “By buying from our members, you are helping them grow their businesses, create jobs and preserve our natural and cultural heritage. You are also getting products that are made with care and craftsmanship, and these products truly tell a story about the PA Wilds. We have seen that visitors at our PA Wilds Conservation Shops are excited to learn that the products they’re taking home are from our region and support local artists, and we believe this tool can provide more opportunities for that type of shopping experience for residents and visitors alike at destinations across the region.”

Ready to Explore? 

Download the 2024 PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide or learn more about the Wild Cooperative of Pennsylvania at



The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is one of rural Pennsylvania’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs, featuring more than 600 businesses located in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The WCO seeks to grow and connect the unique establishments and creative producers central to our region’s place-based tourism development. The WCO provides members with branding and marketing tools; networking and education opportunities; access to new markets and products, and mentorship and referrals to PA’s financial and technical service programs for small businesses. The WCO is managed by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., a regional nonprofit organization that seeks to marry conservation and economic development in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Learn more about the WCO at  


The Pennsylvania Wilds is a 13-county region that includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren, and northern Centre. The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that inspires the communities of the Pennsylvania Wilds. The PA Wilds Center promotes the region as a premier outdoor recreation destination as a way to diversify local economies, inspire stewardship, attract investment, retain population and improve quality of life. The PA Wilds Center’s core programs seek to help businesses leverage the PA Wilds brand and connect with new market opportunities, including: the Wilds Cooperative of PA, a network of over 300 place-based businesses and organizations, and the PA Wilds Conservation Shop, a retail outlet primarily featuring products sourced from the WCO. For more information on the PA Wilds Center, visit To learn more about the WCO, visit Explore the PA Wilds at Find regionally made products at


Media Contact
Britt Madera | Communications Manager
PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. | 570-948-1051

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