Eco Fair: Artful Living, Hand Made and Home Grown

Produced in partnership with the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, this free “Community Open House” on May 2 showcases home grown native plants, herbs and berries, handmade items from New Jersey artists and craftspeople, wellness information and a variety of hands-on crafts and activities for families. Admission is free for all visitors throughout the day.

Participating environmentally minded vendors and community organizations include: Air Plant Artistry, American Vegan Society, Cathy Cramer & Anne Timmreck, Cherelle’s Handcrafts & Collectibles, Citizens United, Countryside Garden Club, Creating Health, Crystal Lens Art, Cumberland Air Solutions, Danielle Petoukhoff Jewelry, Déja Jewels, Deppenwood, Earth Gatherings II, Easter Seals NJ – Millville, Fitness Mastered, Imagine, Juice Plus, Lavendar & Old Lace, Momma Donna’s Organic Greenhouse, New Jersey Water Association, Ole Shep’s Honey, Patricia Robinson Crafts, Spectrum Energy Inc., Studio DelVetro, Chris Coffman, Rutgers SNAP-Ed of Cumberland County, National Federation for the Blind – NJ, The Great Full Garden/Experimental Farm Network, and White Cloud Therapies.

A wide selection of herbs, native trees and shrubs, wild flowers and pollinators, plus tomato plants will be for sale from the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County. They will also present “What Works in the Garden and Beyond” with guest speakers, The Butterfly Tent and Children’s Table.

Several eco friendly crafts for children will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The group, Package Goods Orchestra, from Galloway Township, NJ, will entertain visitors to the Eco Fair from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available from J & J BBQ and Grill, Granny’s Kettle Korn, JR’s Hot Dog, Frosbite, Tacos Bravos, PapaFritas, CDS Sandwich Shop, Sweet Roses Twisted Lemonade, and Sweets Suite Café.

WheatonArts has served as an arts and cultural crossroads in the heart of South Jersey for four decades. Whether it is the fascination of glassmaking and American glass, the cultural traditions of those who have shaped the region, or by the artists and educators who share their unique talents through classes, workshops and demonstrations, WheatonArts offers visitors a special cultural experience.

WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.For more information about WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or visit For more information about the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, call
856-825-3700, or visit