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Supporting Women-Owned Businesses in Sturbridge

March 15, 2024

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we want to take a moment to shine a spotlight on the women who are making history right here in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. These entrepreneurial women are running successful, women-owned businesses and enriching our community with their passion, creativity, and dedication.

Local Dining

Specializing in New England-made and imported cheeses, 413 on Main also offers a lunch menu featuring seasonal ingredients supplied by local farms. With both an intimate indoor dining room and a patio for warmer months, guests can enjoy exquisite cheese boards or a hearty lunch. Additionally, the upstairs space serves as a venue for cheese board-making classes and private events.

Sweeten your day with a visit to Whoopie Doo & Cupcakes. The owner’s love for baking shines through in each delicious, beautifully decorated cupcake. This charming bakery is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch menu paired with quality coffee at women-owned Sturbridge Coffee House. It’s a great spot to start your day in Sturbridge.

Shops & Artisans

Sadie Green’s Curiosity Shop is a delightful store is filled with unique jewelry, accessories, and gifts. Each piece tells a story, thanks to the creative vision of its owner. Sadie Green’s is run by a mother-daughter duo who work together to find good quality, reasonably priced items in hopes that anyone who visits will find the perfect gift or treasured item for themselves.

Lake Road Living offers a range of products from home decor to clothing, all selected with an eye for quality and style. The owner’s passion for curating beautiful items that highlight the spirit of New England living shows through every item available at this lifestyle store.

The Painted Stone offers an eclectic mix of items that cater to a variety of tastes and interests. From semi-precious crystals and jewelry-making beads to house plants and locally made items, it’s a treasure trove of unique finds. The locally made items at this unique shop range from candles and jewelry to self-care products, wall art, painted gifts, macrame, and even refurbished furniture.

Founded by a husband and wife team, The Bird Store & More provides everything for bird lovers, from feeders to books. The owner’s expertise and enthusiasm for birds make this store a unique and engaging place to shop.

Also run by a husband and wife duo, Sturbridge Pottery sells beautifully crafted pottery pieces that are true works of art. They have worked at perfecting their glazes and forms in Stoneware, Porcelain and Raku.

You can also support female-owned businesses by shopping at Alternatives for Health, Vintage and Swoon, The Thrifty Gypsy and Chickadees.

Celebrating Women’s History Month extends beyond honoring past achievements. It’s about supporting the women making history in Sturbridge today. Each purchase at these businesses fuels their passion and strengthens our community. Support women-owned businesses not just in March, but all year long. Find a full directory of women-owned business in the Sturbridge area here: https://wibsturbridge.org/