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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.

2018 Green Trading Post

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1st and 2nd, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Location: PPA Headquarters, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088

Get directions here.

Tired of the mall? Fed-up with catalogs? Want to do something more with your holiday shopping? Then the Green Trading Post, offered by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, is for you.

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 on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. at the Bishop Farmstead, headquarters of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Use your “greens” for good and for gifts this holiday season. See the Pinelands Juried Photography exhibit while you are there!

Profits help support the missions of the various conservation groups participating in this program.

List of Confirmed Exhibitors for 2018:

  • Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (Sunday Only)- nature- themed books, Adopt-a-Species
  • 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.
  • Master Gardeners of Burlington County - herb bunches and other natural goods handmade with love.
  • Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. - Author and artisan will be on hand to sign copies of his book, New Tales from Old Haunts: The Legendary Pine Barrens. He will also have 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"™. 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.
  • Pinelands Adventures - used kayaks, and Pinelands Adventure outdoor gear including hats, shirts, lanterns & headlamps, water shoes and more! Or surprise someone you love with a gift certificate for an adventure in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
  • Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry Center - handmade baskets, mountain dulcimers and candles
  • Pollination Station - nature-themed jewelry, pottery and ornaments as well as wildlife note cards
  • Rancocas Nature Center - field guides, bird feeders, nature toys, apparel
  • Whitesbog Preservation Trust - nature-themed gifts and jams, chocolates and honey
  • Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge - gift items, apparel


Barbara Solem, Pine Barrens author, speaker and tour guide. Barbara, who is the author of 3 books, Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, The Forks: A Brief History of the Area and Batsto Village: Jewel of the Pines, will be available on Saturday, December 1st to sell and sign her books. Barbara’s books tell the story of the Pine Barrens towns that once rose up around the iron furnaces, glass factories, paper mills, cranberry farms and brick-making establishments of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Her specialty is bringing these long vanished towns back to life!

Albert D. Horner, an award-winning fine art photographer whose images distill the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of the Pinelands will be available on December 1st to sign and sell his book, Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness. In the past decade, using digital photography, Horner has produced more than 150 stunning images taken in the 1.1 million-acre Pinelands National Reserve. Some 80 of these fine-art photographs appear in his 2015 monograph referenced above. A Pinelands Preservation Alliance board member, Horner uses his art to advocate on behalf of the ecologically important region, giving presentations and exhibiting his images.

Gift memberships for all non-profit organizations will also be available.

A few members of the Pinelands Dulcimer Society will play on both days. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Pinelands Preservation Alliance

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