Get to know one of our newest makers on the PA Wilds Marketplace... Goot Essa! Goot Essa began in 2001 when a group of Amish dairy farmers came together as a six-family cooperative. Their goal has always been to use their cheesemaking expertise to ensure every generation has the means to stay on the farm. In the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, “Goot Essa” means “good food” or “good eating.”
Articles by PA Wilds Marketplace
Articles by PA Wilds Marketplace
Each time we return home from our travels, we typically bring something special back with us to help recall the memories we made there. What is a souvenir? Regardless of what the physical product takes the form of, it is simply a tangible reminder of an experience that you have had, like a vacation or a daytrip or a special occasion. These souvenirs can help you relive the positive emotions that are tied to that memory.
Although many people in the United States think of Labor Day as the unofficial end to summer or just a fun day to grill and hang out with friends one last time in the warm weather, the holiday actually began in some of the darkest days of America’s industrial history. When you buy a product from the PA Wilds Marketplace, you can feel proud knowing that these products were dreamt of, designed, crafted, printed and created by artisans who are happily making a living here in the PA Wilds.
Owners of The Village Eatinghouse, Clay and Melanie Phillips, have been in the business of creating delicious sauces for more than 20 years! Based in Karthaus in the I-80 Frontier landscape of the PA Wilds, Village Eatinghouse products help you feel confident and inspired in your food preparation.
Whether you’re searching for gifts for a child’s elementary teacher, high school teacher, band director, art teacher or math tutor, the best gift is one that comes from the heart. A locally made gift for a teacher (including these gifts made in the PA Wilds) is more unique than one that comes from a big box store. Your handcrafted gift will stand out and show how much you care.
Kinzua Bridge State Park is the story of a man-made marvel, the power of Mother Nature destroying its original purpose, and how some ingenuity brought the location back as an amazing visitor center.
The Pennsylvania Wilds is vast and beautiful, and it invites us into that space to explore and to become our most authentic selves. Deep Green Journey, a specialized field guide based in Williamsport along the I-80 Frontier landscape of the PA Wilds, offers to “create space in the Wild to find healing, wholeness and delight.”
When you purchase something from the PA Wilds Marketplace, you know that it’s been sent with love from one of the artisans who lives and works in this region. Some of our PA Wilds Marketplace makers go above and beyond when they package and ship your order. Check out some of their responses for an inside, behind-the-scenes look at how they prepare your orders and get them ready to ship.
Many people use their camps or cabins for hunting excursions. However, even outside of hunting season, these camps provide a place where people can slow down and escape their daily routines. Group meals, campfires, good drinks, card games and lots of laughter are the key to the quintessential camp experience. You want your camp to feel as comfortable as your home, while still maintaining that sense of ruggedness and escape from the “real world.”