In honor of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing local businesses and the hard working, successful women behind them. These women are active members of their communities that have created spaces their customers love. Check out these women owned businesses in Lehigh Valley, PA.

Products for sale at FD Market Co. in Center Valley, PAJackie Bassett FD Market Co.

FD Market Co.

Promenade Saucon Valley: 3060 Center Valley Pkwy #814, Center Valley, PA 18034

Jackie Bassett saw a need for more sustainable product options in the Lehigh Valley and began operating her business, FD Market, out of her parents’ basement at just 19 years old. Now you can buy her eco-friendly beauty, skincare, home, and living products from her beautiful storefront at the Promenade Shops in Center Valley.  

Joselin Medina of Medina's Books and Coffee in Coopersburg, PAInterior Medina's Books and Coffee in Coopersburg,PA

Medina's Books and Coffee

32 South Main St. Coopersburg, PA 18036

Joselin Medina always dreamed of opening a bookstore to honor her father and share her love of reading. Her shop offers new and used copies of the latest editions at discounted prices, and she has the perfect coffee recommendation to pair with every book. Stop by to pick up your next read and join her book club to connect with other book lovers in the community. 


Penny Caciolo of The Inside Scoop in Coopersburg, PAThe Inside Scoop in Coopersburg, PA

The Inside Scoop

301 N 3rd St, Coopersburg, PA 18036

Penny Caciolo co-owns and operates the go-to ice cream spot in Center Valley: The Inside Scoop. The special sundaes, retro interior, and Giant Chip statue that welcomes visitors as they drive in make for an especially sweet experience. Try a homemade, delicious scoop the old fashioned way.

The Wicked Botanist - Interior in Lehigh Valley, PADawn Ash of The Wicked Botanist in Lehigh Valley, PA

The Wicked Botanist

707 N New St, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Dawn Ash provides a uniquely eclectic plant experience at The Wicked Botanist with locations in Kutztown and Bethlehem. She specializes in finding the perfect plant to fit your needs, whether you’re a beginner plant lover or expert collector. Dawn also organizes the annual Lehigh Valley Wicked Plant Festival to bring together the plant community, artisans, vendors, food, and entertainment.

Ice Cream Lounge & Caribbean Grill

The Ice Cream Lounge & Caribbean Grill

1800 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040

Cindy Smith pours every ounce of love she can muster into each and every dish she creates at the Ice Cream Lounge & Caribbean Grill. Known for its delicious specialty rolled ice cream and savory jerk chicken dishes, this dual spot aims to please and is worth a stop when you're in Easton. The flavors of their Jamaican heritage will make you feel like you're on the island yourself!

Mallory Richards of Backyard Bar Co, a mobile bartending service based in Lehigh Valley, PA

The Backyard Bar Co.

Lehigh Valley based

The Backyard Bar Co is a unique horse trailer mobile bar run by Mallory Richards. Richards creates beautiful cocktails that will look and taste delicious. Ideal for weddings, graduations, corporate events, birthdays, and more, the Backyard Bar Co, offers a number of packages so you can find one that suits you the best. Certified bartenders will be available to serve beer, wine, champagne, specialty cocktails, mocktails, and more. You provide the alcohol and they provide everything else! 

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Threaded with Moonlight Art Exhibit at Allentown Art Museum

31 N 5th St, Allentown, PA 18101

Angela Fraleigh, esteemed artist and professor at Moravian University, pays homage to female labor in the textile industry through history in her exhibit Threaded with Moonlight at Allentown Art Museum. Her vibrant, beautiful compositions center women as powerful creators while intertwining imagery and symbols across cultures. Marvel at these works at Allentown Art Museum this March. 

Check out these women owned businesses, exhibits, and more on your next visit to Lehigh Valley, PA!