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 31 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 follow us on Facebook for information on upcoming events at the farm.  


Message from Niki
2019
Hello Friends.
Happy New Year!!
I will start teaching at Swan Bay again starting on Tuesday, February 5th and continue every Tuesday night, one Thursday night a month, one Saturday a month for Stockton's SCOSA program, and friendship classes in between.  Last Year for every friendship class I taught, we donated one dozen chickens to needy families somewhere in the world through Samaritans Purse.  This was so successful as 41 families received chickens, that we are doing it again this year.  For every friendship class taught in 2019, we will donate 12 more chickens.   I am so excited to get started again.  If you would like to sign up for a class, you can check the calendar on this site for the schedule and then email, or call me at
609 652-0366
  I look forward to creating with you in 2019!


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 2019.....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 31st 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 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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