Swan Bay Folk Art Center & Farm

in Port Republic, NJ


Nestled in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey is Swan Bay Folk Art Center, a place where people can come to learn skills from days gone by in order to create pieces of their own history.  For 30 years, Niki Giberson and her husband Gary have run Swan Bay Folk Art Center out of their home, a sheep farm settled on land that has been in Gary's family since 1637.  

     



We currently do not have "open house" hours for farm tours.  Please see follow us on Facebook for information on upcoming events at the farm.  


Message from Niki
2018
Hello Friends.  I just want to let you know that in November I will be having knee replacement surgery.  I don't expect that this will keep me down for too long, but I will not be teaching any classes at Swan Bay Folk Art Center from the beginning of November until the beginning February.  I will still be teaching basket classes until surgery to give everyone a chance to complete Christmas presents.  Please check the calendar on this site for available times for classes.  Lamb Celebration Day is tentatively set up for February 16th, 17th and 18th as long as the sheep cooperate.  Check this site for more details.  Thank you all for letting me be a part of your lives.
Enjoy your upcoming holidays. 

JERSEY FRESH FRIDAYS this summer  


See our schedule to see what baskets will be featured every Friday during the summer as we celebrate the season of delicious Jersey Fresh produce.  



New in 2018.....a Delicious Addition to Friday Night Friendship Classes

Sign up with 5 or more friends and come for an evening of basketweaving and snacks.  Tasty homemade treats, water, and tea will now be served during each of these classes.  Please see calendar for available open dates.  To see a picture description of baskets you and your friends can make, click here.  


To celebrate our 30th year here at Swan Bay Folk Art Center, for every friendship class completed this year, we will be  providing a needy family with a dozen baby chicks. They will grow up to lay hundreds of eggs every month, blessing a family with a rich source of protein, a steady source of income, and daily reminders of God’s faithfulness through Samaritans Purse.

NEW BASKET CLASS SERIES: 
                       TASTY TUESDAYS

On the Second Tuesday of every month, Niki will be featuring a new basket, complete with a recipe and tasty treat to sample.  See what classes are being offered by going to the calendar


Ode To A Butterfly
Nickel Creek (Nickel Creek )
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Featured on CNN's Parts Unknown

Gary and Niki were taped for an episode of the Emmy Award winning television series, "Parts Unknown."  They had a wonderful day shooting with Anthony Bourdain and his talented crew.  We had a small clip of the farm and Gary's carving that aired on the NJ episode of the show in May 2015.  

Make sure you like our FACEBOOK page to get the latest details on events at the farm, projects, and sheep stories! 

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