The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania


Calling all artists, small-batch producers, craft wineries and breweries, art venues, independent retailers – be part of the The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania experience!

In a few short years The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania (formerly the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail) has become a driving force for grassroots economic development in the Pennsylvania Wilds and a source of inspiration and community pride. Our program serves three main groups: the makers of artisan products; the retailers who want to sell high-quality, locally-made products; and the traveling public – the people looking to experience our region and ‘Take home a piece of the Pennsylvania Wilds.’ Identify with any of these groups? We could be a good fit for you!

Within the Wilds movement, The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania has emerged as an important way to connect key tourism assets across our large rural landscape with the many unique family-run businesses that make up the character of our region.

In recent years we’ve found exciting ways to broaden the scope of the program. We’ve added craft wineries, breweries and distilleries, inns, local playhouses and public art to our member network. We’ve also expanded our artisan types to include local producers of syrups, jellies, jerkies, chocolates and other small-batch food products.

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is in on track to build one of rural PA’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs and help them bring products to market that reflect our region’s natural beauty, bounty and rural traditions, while giving an economic boost to our communities. We hope you’ll join us!

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Current Wilds Cooperative Members- we need to hear from you!  We are collecting information for performance (yours and ours) for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.  Please follow the link below to take this short survey so we can collect the information that will help us serve you better.

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