Jason Bladzinski

  • As an avid outdoors-man who has hiked the Appalachian trail, and spends weeks at a time deep in the forests, I always liked the rustic look and feel of the traditional wood walking stick. I don’t care for those metal trekking poles that some hikers like to carry. Planning an extended stay in the summer months in the forests of the Pine Barrens, I finally decided to fashion my own walking stick 6 years ago. I liked the process and the results and decided that I could make a small business making a product you can’t easily find in camping supply stores. I made my first batch and discovered the Whitesbog General Store and its mission to sell custom products from locals with a Pinelands culture theme. After contacting the then director Sue, I quickly became a regular vendor at the store and the Annual Blueberry Festival. Soon I discovered that I could create wooden ring jewelry with the scraps I would cut from the saplings I gathered for my walking sticks and have rounded out my small business which I now call Woodspire. My products are always popular at the store and during the festival and I am happy to have a business that I enjoy. The Whitesbog Preservation Trust gave me this opportunity and I am very grateful for that! I use locally foraged woods including Flowering Dogwood, Sugar Maple, American Beech, Black Birch, Shagbark Hickory, Elm, Maple and Eastern Red Cedar.


Claudia Teal

Pen and ink or watercolor rendering of a loved home or building makes a cherished gift. I work from photos to create that special memory. Home portraits in pen and ink or watercolor illustration.

Rita DeStefano

Stuffed Animals by Rita Sue



Blooming Spoons Home Decor

Antique, retro, whimsical, seasonal and everyday items that have been upcycled, repurposed, redesigned and newly created home decor items.

The Soap Owl

Handmade bath and body products including soap, lip balm, body butter, wax melts, washcloths and face scrubbies –

PK’s Creations

Seaglass jewelry including bracelets, anklets, pendants, lockets, angel necklaces, earrings, rings and pins.

Michael & Carol Crafts

Crochet, embroidery and lace creations (also for sale in the Whitesbog General Store).

The Paper Dollz

Handcrafted paper art and quilled jewelry

Double D’s Doggie Delights

 Handmade dog coats and treats, collars, leashes, bandanas and more!

Handcrafted by Steve

Hand-turned pens and gifts from wood, acrylic and stone.

Friends Groups

Animal Protection League/ Bear Education and Resource

Our mission is to educate NJ residents to co-exist with Black Bears, Deer, Geese and all Wildlife in NJ. We offer non-lethal solutions. We are a non profit organization. We do have a few items for donation. Our links are below.


The New Jersey Lighthouse Society

The New Jersey Lighthouse Society (NJLHS) was formed in 1989 as a state chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society. In 1994, the chapter became

the New Jersey Lighthouse Society. The Society is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the history about and to support the preservation of lighthouses everywhere. The main focus of the

NJLHS in these efforts is on the New Jersey, Delaware Bay and New York Harbor regions. Every year, the organization raises funds to help benefit the lighthouses in these areas. For more information about the New Jersey Lighthouse Society, please visit our webpage. There is a list of New Jersey Lighthouses, including those which are no longer standing, and historical information about them. There is

also information on joining the Society to help us continue to raise awareness of the importance of lighthouses in our history, and to preserve them for future generations to enjoy.


Paula Newcomer

Author of The Blueberry Girl:: The Story of Elizabeth Coleman White


Food & Drink

Big Daddy’s Chicken & Ribs of Long Branch, NJ

DiMatteo Vineyards & Winery of Hammonton, NJ

Jersey fresh wines including blueberry and cranberry wines,

Butter Me Up

Butter Me Up is a family owned and operated business. We started with just four flavors in 2016, we now have more than 20 and we continue to grow. We have a Butter of the Month Club which gets you a different jar of butter and a box of scones delivered to your door monthly. It makes a great gift or a fun treat for yourself.