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Join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance for our annual Green Trading Post where you can make a difference with your holiday dollars.
2019 Green Trading Post
Date: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7th and 8th, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Location: PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088
Get directions here.
Organized as a traditional holiday bazaar, the Green Trading Post, offers merchandise and memberships from local non-profit environmental, cultural or historical organizations. This event takes place at the Bishop Farmstead, headquarters of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Use your “greens” for good and for gifts this holiday season.
Profits help support the missions of the various conservation groups participating in this program.
Confirmed Exhibitors for 2019 (as of October 24th)
Pinelands Preservation Alliance – books about Pinelands history, ecology and culture, CD’s and movies about the region, and t-shirts, hats, hoodies and water bottles adorned with their logo.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey – nature- themed books and other merchandise. Their mission is to preserve rare and imperiled species of wildlife that live and breed in, and migrate through New Jersey. Learn more on their website.
Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. – Pine Barrens Diamonds by Paul Evans Pedersen Jr.: Paul’s wife Cookie will be on hand with his famous Pine Barrens Diamonds for sale. 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, including the Crowleytown Works, Isabella Works, The Tansboro Works, The Coffin and Hay Works, The Bulltown Works, and other old glass manufacturers from yester-year. Learn more here. New this year are his Jersey Devil Claws necklaces. She will also have copies of Paul’s book New Tales from Old Haunts: The Legendary Pine Barrens.
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. Plus they will have used kayaks for sale. Learn more about Pinelands Adventures gift certificates.
Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry Center – handmade baskets, mountain dulcimers and candles. Learn more about their shop in Mill Race Village in Mount Holly.
Rancocas Nature Center – field guides, bird feeders, nature toys, apparel. Learn more about their education programs and conservation work on their website.
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 – gift items, apparel and more! Cedar Run is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation.
Gift memberships for all non-profit organizations will also be available. A few members of the Pinelands Dulcimer Society will play on both days and there will be light refreshments.
Author Barbara Solem will be on hand to sign copies of her books. Barbara’s books include Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Batsto Village and The Forks.