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.
Articles by PA Wilds Marketplace
Articles by PA Wilds Marketplace
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!
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.
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.
Our hearts are filled with hope and thankfulness as we enter into a new year for the PA Wilds Marketplace. This has been a year of continued growth, inspiration, and innovation for the PA Wilds Marketplace. The online platform was launched in 2021, and 2023 was a year where the marketplace found a solid base of makers who are selling their products and excited customers who are thrilled to be able to buy a locally handcrafted gift.
Looking for the perfect gift for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or other special kid in your life? Here are some of the best toys, games, snacks, and gifts for kids! Find meaningful gifts for kids' birthdays, holidays, or everyday fun with something for every kid, including cute shirts, puzzles, treats, and even a joke book all from small makers in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Despite the cold temperatures and long nights, winter gives us so many reasons to celebrate in the Pennsylvania Wilds. However you may be celebrating this season, we wish you and yours a very happy, healthy, joyous time!
The New Year is a time to feel hopeful about the upcoming 12 months. It’s a time to think about changes you might want to make or things you want to do. A New Year’s Resolution is an optimistic goal that helps you set the stage for the next year. Whatever you’re trying to accomplish in 2023, let the entrepreneurs in the PA Wilds help you accomplish those goals!
Pennsylvania Wilds-based artist Julie Mader has partnered with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship to release new art kits called Paint the PA Wilds Watercolor Kits. The kits are now available for purchase on the PA Wilds Marketplace at ShopThePAWilds.com/JulieMader.