ABOUT THE EVENT
This one-day trade show connects retail establishments with quality wares, gifts, foods and beverages crafted in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
Orders for PA Wilds Made products can be placed in bulk at wholesale pricing for qualified buyers. This is also a great opportunity for wholesalers to learn more about how to get their products into the PA Wilds Conservation Shop.
Hosted by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania (WCO), in partnership with the Clarion University Small Business Development Center, the Buyer’s Market is a “made local, sell local” themed event.
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Registration is now open for artisan producers and retailers!
PHOTOS FROM 2017 BUYER'S MARKET
Here are photos from the inaugural Buyer's Market, held in 2017!
The Buyer's Market is open to artisan producers from the PA Wilds, as well as retailers and the general public! Read more below.
Wilds Cooperative Trading Posts, retailers, gift shops and other small businesses interested in carrying locally-made products from the Pennsylvania Wilds. The market will be open exclusively to buyers from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon, allowing for one-on-one time to review product lines and meet the makers. Retailers can also learn about joining the Wilds Cooperative (WCO) as Trading Posts. Retailers can pre-register using the code online through February 18, 2019, to receive free admission and one complimentary travel mug per registration while supplies last, or register at the door. The cost at the door is $10/retailer.
Artisans, creative makers and small-batch producers in the PA Wilds who are making art, wares, gift items, food and beverages and want to sell their goods to retail outlets. Producer exhibitors must be members of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. If not yet a member, producers can apply for membership to The Wilds Cooperative first. Event registration due by February 18, 2019. The cost to participate is $25 for members and $50 for Artisans in Review (those who have not yet been officially juried into the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania). To learn more about joining the WCO, click here.
Members of the general public can attend for free and purchase goods crafted in the PA Wilds from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. This is a perfect opportunity for the public to learn more about the Pennsylvania Wilds movement and source gifts and products made in the region.
See all the registered producers by visiting the 2019 Buyer's Market directory here.
2018 BUYER'S MARKET
The 2018 Buyer's Market was held March 3, 2018, and featured many makers from around the Pennsylvania Wilds.
A big thank you to all of the buyers and makers who attended the 2018 Buyer's Market!
We would also like to thank Tracy Reinsel and the team at Clarion University Small Business Development Center for being such a wonderful event partner!
Are you looking for additional ways to connect with PA Wilds Made products and services? Then check out our Annual Buyer's Guide below!
This Wilds Cooperative of PA Buyer's Guide connects the makers of quality crafted PA Wilds made products with the dedicated retailers who see the value in sourcing locally.
The Buyer's Guide is a FREE download. However, you will walk through the checkout process. You will be asked to supply a valid email address (that's how you will receive your download) and additional contact information. If you have no other products in your cart, or your total cart amount =$0 you will not have to provide any payment information.
USING THIS GUIDE
Retailers: We’ve compiled our Professional Level artisans in visual arts, food, and craft in one spot to make it easier for you to select quality PA Wilds products to stock your shelves and line the walls in your shops. This guide is organized by medium, so you can focus on the types of products that fit your retail space and your market.
Artisans and Producers: This is a chance to research the fine Trading Posts in the PA Wilds that are already selling Artisan goods. This guide will help you to see which establishments might be a good fit for your product and lays out some basic contact information so that you can contact the retailer and learn more about their process for accepting new work and products.
Both Retailers & Producers: Don’t forget to check out the Creative Service Partners section for contact info for those in the creative industries that might be able to help you execute a future project or help fill a business need.