Green Trading Post

Join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance for our annual Green Trading Post where you can make a difference with your holiday dollars.

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Date: Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th, 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Location: PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

Holiday bazaar featuring nonprofit organizations, local artists, and local authors. Use your “greens” for good this holiday season! Held on both floors of our renovated dairy barn.

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2022 Exhibitors

Nonprofit Organizations:

Pinelands Preservation Alliance 
Browse our large collection of books about Pinelands history, ecology and culture, and movies about the region. We have t-shirts, hats, and hoodies adorned with our logo. Pick up trail maps from state parks and forests. Purchase our Pinelands Adventures Map for $5. This full-color map of the roads, rivers, forests and historic sites of the Pinelands National Reserve is the only one of its kind! We also have local honey, native seed packets, handmade note cards and books for children.

Pinelands Adventures
Pinelands Adventures gear including hats, shirts, dry bags, hoodies, and more! Or surprise someone you love with a gift certificate for an adventure in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Learn more about Pinelands Adventures gift certificates.

Rancocas Creek Farm
Rancocas Creek Farm (RCF) is a chemical-free farm that was established on 72-acres of land that was donated to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance in 2019. Purchase a 2023 CSA share for yourself or as a gift! As a CSA member, you receive a weekly distribution for 21 weeks starting in June. Your share will include things like lettuce, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, garlic, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, onions, squash and beans. For a complete list and more information visit www.RancocasCreekFarm.org.

Whitesbog Preservation Trust
Nature-themed gifts and jams, chocolates and honey. This nonprofit works to preserve the buildings and history of historic Whitesbog Village located in Brendan Byrne State Forest. They offer amazing educational programs.

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Hats, hoodies and tee shirts, stickers, earrings, ornaments, children’s books, learning tools, and more! Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is a 171-acre non-profit wildlife refuge, wildlife rehabilitation hospital and nature center on the edge of the New Jersey Pinelands. Cedar Run includes the Woodford Nature Center, a Wildlife Housing Area with nearly 60 native residents, and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital that sees more than 6,000 wild animals each year.

Local Makers:

Blueberry Wood Apiary & Little Critters Illustrations
Shop local honey, beeswax lip balms, hand creams, candles, and artwork!

Clarence Fennimore – Delaware River Style Decoy Carver
Born and raised in Bordentown, New Jersey, Clarence Fennimore grew up hunting on the Delaware River and Barnegat Bay. Inspired and influenced by his uncle, decoy maker Harry Fennimore (1886-1970), among others, he grew to love the trappings and traditions of duck hunting.He began making decoys in the 1980s and has carved in both the Barnegat Bay and Delaware River school styles. His work is exceptional and incredibly popular with a dedicated legion of collectors.

Harry Silvers – Owner, Shaker Boxes
Superbly crafted in cherry, maple, and pine. Hand-cut swallowtails, steam-bent on special forms. Fastened with copper tacks and wooden pegs. Harry is based in Tabernacle, NJ.

Pine Barrens Diamonds
Pine Barrens Diamonds by Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. These unique, handcrafted pieces come from deep within the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey featuring “Pine Barrens Diamonds”(TM). They are cut, shaped, and expertly polished pieces of early 19th Century glass that were abandoned from several world-famous glass works. Paul will also have copies of his book New Tales from Old Haunts: The Legendary Pine Barrens.

Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry
Handmade baskets, mountain dulcimers and candles. Plus basket making demonstrations by Steven Carty and Mary Carty.

Pine Barrens Post
What began as a land-sharing endeavor in 2018, slowly grew into a thriving mini-homestead nurtured by owners Lauren and Rob. All items feature their philosophy of balance—a blend of old time-tested techniques with modern efficiencies, and of sustainability and passion for the Pines. Handmade, homegrown or foraged in the Pine Barrens, offerings include: small batch honey infusions, herbals, dried florals, hiking sticks, beeswax products and beeswax candles. “Made with a Piece of the Pines”, Pine Barrens Post can be found on Instagram @pinebarrenspost

Soapmaking a Mess
Shop locally handcrafted soaps and scrubs made with sensory needs and sensitive skin in mind.

1Elemental Child
Featuring a natural line of healing botanicals created with an intention to facilitate oneness of nature and spirit. All products are hand-crafted with elements found in nature and are designed to stimulate a synergetic balance between body and mind; manifesting vitality and well-being. 1Elemental Child botanicals are organically grown and sustainably wildcrafted.

Authors:

Katie Schulze-Bahn
Author of Sugar Sand Road.
The book is about a young islander named Katie who is enjoying life running wild and free among salt air and seagulls until a summer storm turns her world upside down. Forced to move to a forest town in Southern New Jersey, life starts over, but – in a way – it’s just beginning for her. On a warm summer morning, she unexpectedly meets a boy named Will. Their instant friendship is a story of love, loss, and growing up, and all in a very special place called the Pine Barrens.

Richard Lewis
Author of Photographing the New Jersey Pine Barrens: The Ultimate Photography Guide.
This is the only book to provide a detailed guide to photographing the Pine Barrens. In this book are the full details to more than 50, easy to get to photogenic locations in the Pine Barrens complete with directions, specific views,recommended equipment, and illustrated with over 120 color photographs. Richard Lewis has been a professional and fine art landscape photographer since the 1970’s. Richard is an active photography blogger, lecturer, instructor and conducts workshops in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. His work has been published extensively in print, and online and is part of several permanent collections.

William Lewis
Author of New Jersey’s Lost Piney Culture
This book takes a close look at the vibrant Piney culture and industry that is based on the natural landscape. Foraging skills learned from the local Lenapes were passed down through generations of Piney families who gathered many of the same wild floral products that became staples of the Philadelphia and New York dried flower markets. As the state government sought to preserve the Pine Barrens and develop the region, Piney culture was frequently threatened and stigmatized. Author and advocate William J. Lewis charts the history of the Pineys, what being a Piney means today, and their legacy among the beauty of the Pine Barrens. William will have volume 1 of his coloring book series Piney Everlastings and his bestseller New Jersey’s Lost Piney Culture available for sale with the author’s autograph. He will also have Piney Tribe fan gear; stickers, magnets, and pins.

Greg Vizzi
Author of The Original People: The Ancient Culture and Wisdom of the Lenni-Lenape People
by Chief Quiet Thunder (Narrator 1934-2020) and Greg Vizzi (Author).
Chief Quiet Thunder was a traditional Lenape Indian elder and chief who lived in the state of Delaware. For three decades, he had inspired thousands of students and adults in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and southern New Jersey, thrilling them with his authentic presentations and stories. The Original People is a compelling collection of the chief’s childhood memories and the history of his tribe. He describes tribal ceremonies, traditions, and social life before contact with Europeans. The book is a tribute to an esteemed Native American and extols the wisdom of his people who enjoyed a peaceful existence for many thousands of years. It is a story few people know.

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