PA Wilds Buyers Guide


Looking for regionally-made products for your retail outlet? 

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

Download the free 2023 PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide, the premier tool for sourcing artisan products proudly made in the PA Wilds.

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.


What types of businesses are listed in the PA Wilds Buyer's Guide?

The PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide lists businesses who particiapte in the Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO), a value chain network of juried visual, craft and food artisans; creative industries partners; retailers and more — all of whom call the Pennsylvania 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.

What is inside the Buyer's 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.
Where is the Pennsylvania Wilds located?

The Pennsylvania Wilds is a designated 13-county region that includes the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren, and northern Centre. This rural part of Pennsylvania is home to the largest concentration of public land in the Commonwealth — more than 2 million acres — and it is designated as a Tourism Region and a Conservation Landscape.

Who produces the PA Wilds Buyer's Guide?

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., produces the PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide annually. The PA Wilds Center 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 (WCO), a network of more than 600 place-based businesses and organizations, and the PA Wilds Conservation Shop, a retail outlet primarily featuring products sourced from the WCO. 



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