PA Wilds Makers Market: An opportunity to find your next WILD thing
Online shopping experience slated for July 11-12
If you’re looking for a gift or locally-sourced ware, be sure to tune into the Wilds Cooperative of PA Facebook page on July 11 and 12 for the first ever PA Wilds Makers Market. This online shopping experience is designed to help you ‘find your next WILD thing,’ specifically handcrafted products and services in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Businesses and organizations in the Wilds Cooperative of PA — a network of rural entrepreneurs from across the Pennsylvania Wilds — will be participating in an online show throughout Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12 . The artisans and entrepreneurs will share demonstrations, tours and information on their handcrafted products LIVE on July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and July 12 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
So many businesses have been impacted by COVID-19, mandatory closures and social distancing guidelines. This is particularly true of service sector businesses and establishments, organizations and events that rely on foot traffic.
“This is an opportunity for you to support small businesses and help them in this time of need. Normally you would be having fun at a festival or show, where artisans could set up their tables and show off their products. That won’t happen this year. But this event will. Join in on the conversation, find new products and support the rural, regional economy!” said Abbi Peters, EVP of Creative Commerce at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc., a regional nonprofit that seeks to marry conservation and economic development and manages the WCO.
The event will feature live business spotlights, including demonstrations or tours; pre-recorded videos; and live posts and interactions with business owners!
- PA Made
- Your Fired Pottery
- Pine Springs Pottery
- Lucky Shot Photography
- Blackberry & Sage Market
- Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Co.
- DRW Designs
- The Gallery at New Bethlehem Town Center
- Foggy Mountain Studio
For more information and to learn more about all the participating businesses, visit www.WildsCoPA.org/PA-Wilds-Makers-Market.
ABOUT THE WILDS COOPERATIVE OF PA
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is one of rural Pennsylvania’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs, featuring over 300 businesses located in the Pennsylvania Wilds. 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. Check out the WCO at www.WildsCoPA.org/directory.
ABOUT THE PENNSYLVANIA WILDS
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. For more information on the region, visit www.PAWilds.com. 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 works with partners to promote the region as a premier outdoor recreation destination and manages the Wilds Cooperative of PA, a business network of over 300 place-based businesses, in an effort to help businesses find new markets. For more information on the PA Wilds Center, visit www.PAWildsCenter.org. Details about the Wilds Cooperative business network can be found at www.WildsCoPA.org.