Trees are beginning to bud, flowers are starting to bloom, new birds are singing in the forest, tiny frogs are peeping from the ponds... spring is here! To help you celebrate spring in the Pennsylvania Wilds, we've put together a list of just some of the items that reflect this beautiful time of the year. Whether it's something that spruces up your spring wardrobe or helps you get ready for new warm-weather adventures, we have you covered. Best of all, these products are all handcrafted or designed in the PA Wilds by local artists who love where they live.
Rachel Courtney is the owner of Sugar Mama’s Appalachian Maple. Her interest in maple production was piqued at a young age after having a positive and delectable experience hanging out with a local maple producer.
How has Stephanie Distler's studio space changed over the years? She takes us on a visual tour of her studio in Johnsonburg in the PA Wilds, starting in 2016 until nowadays. It certainly looks a lot different now!
Try this tasty recipe for Rita's Alpine Eggs with French Sauce! The recipe calls for Der Alpine Kase cheese from Goot Essa, which you can find on the PA Wilds Marketplace. This recipe will be loved by everyone for those lazy weekend mornings at home or a tasty brunch with to impress your friends. Although the presentation can feel upscale, the recipe is very accessible and tastes like a homestyle kind of "toast and eggs" breakfast you remember from your childhood... just upgraded!
As we approach Valentine's Day, our hearts are filled with love... not just for our sweethearts, but also for the special place we call the PA Wilds! There are plenty of reasons to love this region: the awe-inspiring landscape that surrounds us, the family and friends we can share memories with, and the creative endeavors of our PA Wilds entrepreneurs. Our Pennsylvania Wilds region gives us plenty of reasons to love it, especially with its rich history and endless variety of natural beauty. Let’s take a moment and show some adoration and appreciation for the PA Wilds!
Ready to kickstart your New Year's Resolution to get healthy while still eating delicious food? Each year, Melanie and Clay at Village Eatinghouse release their seasonal Simple & Sour Italian dressing and marinade, which is available only from January through April. Made with apple cider vinegar, the Simple & Sour seasonal sauce uses no sugar and no salt. This dressing and marinade will help you stick to your New Year's Resolution, adding phenomenal flavor into recipes while still watching your intake of sugar and salt.
Jillia English, owner of Jillia Ceramics, has partnered with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship to create PA Wilds-inspired and branded mugs, which are available on the PA Wilds Marketplace. In addition to portraying the beauty of the region, a portion of proceeds from each PA Wilds-branded mug sold will help support the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship’s mission to integrate conservation and economic development in a way that strengthens and inspires communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Happy National Cheese Lover's Day! Celebrated on January 20th each year, National Cheese Lover's Day is a time to incorporate some cheesy goodness into your life and "havarti" a "gouda" time. Our PA Wilds Marketplace makers, particularly Goot Essa, can help you celebrate this year in a delicious way.
Stick to it! Stickers are a fun, inexpensive way to show your pride in the place you live, express your love for somewhere you visited, share an interest and display your personality for all to see! They can be placed on coolers, water bottles, mugs, kayaks, vehicles, appliances, binders or almost anywhere you can think of!
The best gifts are made with love, and all the items in the PA Wilds Marketplace surely fit that description. All the items sold on the Marketplace's online platform are locally produced by artists and businesses in the PA Wilds. When you purchase from the PA Wilds Marketplace you aren’t just purchasing a unique gift, you are supporting artisans who call the PA Wilds home.