Green Trading Post

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


Shop Local and Shop Green

Dates: December 2 and 3, 2023 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Location: PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

Organized as a traditional holiday bazaar, the Green Trading Post, offers merchandise and memberships from local non-profit organizations. We also feature local artists and local authors whose work arises from or focuses on the Pine Barrens. Find unique gifts for friends and family this holiday season. The event will place on December 2nd and 3rd, 2023 in our gorgeous renovated dairy barn.

Get directions here.

2023 Exhibitors

Nonprofit Organizations:

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF)
Handmade holiday ornaments featuring local wildlife, books, bags, hats, t-shirts, and symbolic species adoption certificates! Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) is a statewide nonprofit that works to preserve rare and imperiled species of wildlife that live and breed in, and migrate through New Jersey. We do this by: Carrying out research on species, populations and natural communities. Learn more about CWF here.

James Still Historic Site and Education Center
The Visitor Center at the Dr. James Still Historic Office Site, located at the adjacent properties of 210 Medford-Mt. Holly Road and Dr. James Still Office and Auxiliary center is located at 209-211 Church Road, Medford, NJ. the site consists of 23 acres and is owned by the State of New Jersey, as its first African-American heritage site purchase. The Dr. James Still Historic Office Site Association maintains and oversees the properties and their dedicated use as an educational center committed to preserving the legacy of Dr. James Still. Learn more here.

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 here.

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

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. Learn more here.

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Nature-inspired hats, hoodies and tee shirts, stickers, earrings, ornaments, children’s books and 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. The overall mission of Cedar Run is to serve as a community resource on the importance of protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all. Their Nature Center and hiking trails are open to the public 7 days a week! Learn more about Cedar Run here.

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.

Deborah Geiger- Geiger Glass Studio
Living near the Pinelands and Jersey shore gives inspiration for some of Deborah’s stained glass work.She has been working with glass for years using tiffany, lead, fused and traditional glass painting methods. In recent years birding inspired her to capture the essence of birds found in NJ. She will have these fused glass birds, along with ocean and holiday-themed suncatchers and ornaments for sale.

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
Pine Barrens Post is a small homestead in Sweetwater, NJ that offers seasonally, small-batched, nature-inspired products. They are beekeepers focusing on herbal-infused and specialty honey and beeswax products like salves and candles. Owners, Lauren and Rob, enjoy exploring this anything-but-barren land, tending to their garden, producing maple syrup, foraging, creating herbal products, volunteering, and offering their community opportunities to connect with nature. Pine Barrens Post can be found at and on Instagram @pinebarrenspost

Sensory Scrub
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.


Allen Crawford
Author of Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself and A Wild Promise
The fifty-year anniversary of the Endangered Species Act is nearly here. Since December 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act has ensured that the most threatened and vulnerable species and their habitats are protected. This landmark act has been crucial to the preservation of the wild beauty that surrounds and sustains us.

In A Wild Promise, Allen Crawford has illustrated over 100 species that embody the spirit, legacy, and commitment of the Endangered Species Act. Crawford’s full-color illustrations and hand-drawn text create a vibrant tapestry of our nation’s habitats―oceans, mountains, deserts, wetlands, prairies, and forests―and the varied species that call these places home. With a powerful and moving introduction by award-winning writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams, A Wild Promise is urgent and inspirational, lending voice and spirit to all endangered species. A Wild Promise is a celebration of conservation, commitment, and compassion―a clarion call to continue to embrace, engage, and act in ways that preserve and protect our living world. Allen Crawford is the creator of the illustrated books Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself (Tin House 2014) and A Wild Promise (Tin House 2023). His work has won many awards, including a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. He and his wife Susan created 400 identification key illustrations, which are on permanent display at the American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Allen’s work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York TimesOrion, and Art in America. He lives in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.

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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