Author: Josh Taylor 3/8/2023
March is Women's History Month, and March 8th is International Women's Day. As such, we are highlighting women owned businesses in and around Cooperstown, NY.
Read on to learn more about these businesses, and be sure to support them!
If family fun is what you crave, Barnyard Swing is the place to go. Located just outside Cooperstown in Milford, NY, and owned
by Marcy Birch, Barnyard Swing aims to provide affordable entertainment options for families where they can be
outside and away from their screens. Activities include their mini golf course, gem mining, a build a buddy workshop, and a
full service ice cream counter. Barnyard Swing is also motorcoach friendly, and a perfect stop for groups of 25+ people. For
more information, click here for their website.
Cake Academy and Bakery is helmed by professionally trained confectioner Kelsey Romaine, and son Hunter. A home business
based in Worcester, NY, Cake Academy and Bakery have been churing out delectable sweets at farmers markets
and retail shops across Otsego County. Whether it's their world class custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or cheeky Lil Nakey Cakes,
Cake Academy and Bakery is sure to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.
Find them in season at Eastern Otsego Farmers Market, or year round at the Pickin' Patch Emporium, or visit their page here.
Mohican Flowers is based in Cooperstown, NY and hand-delivers premium floral arrangements to help strengthen
relationships, give love and support, and celebrate life’s special moments.Owend and operated by Hanna Bergene,
Mohican Flowers specializes in sympathy arrangements, tropical and unique curated floral arrangements, and weddings.
Same day delivery is available in the general Cooperstown area. Mohican Flowers is dedicated to helping you find the perfect
flowers to deliver your message and enhance your special occasion.Visit their website here for more info.
Per CNN, "Goat yoga is the peanut butter and jelly of dream life combinations". Goat yoga is just like a regular yoga, with stretching,
postures and breathing, except with adorable and friendly goats wandering around and sometimes jumping on you as your complete
poses. Located at Gilbertsville Farmhouse, and owned by Sharon Boustani, NY Goat Yoga offers individual classes from May through
early November. For a more immersive experience, check out their overnight retreats at the farmhouse. For more information, click here.
There are a total of two businesses in downtown Maryland, NY. One is an auto repair shop, the other is The Pickin'
Patch Emporium owned by Otsego native Joleane Robinson. Their tagline is "thoughtfully sourced, gathered locally",
and this is shown in every aspect of this shop. Each and every item offered is created, grown, or harvested in New York State,
most within a 75 mile radius. All craft items are made locally, and make great giftsfor that special someone. Choose from handmade
apparel, jewelry, pottery, art, woodenfloral arrangements and so much more.
The Pickin' Patch is located at 7487 Rt 7 in Maryland, NY. Visit their website here.
Five Kids Bakehouse, located in Gilbertsville, NY was born out of a hobby, and has evolved into a full on brick and mortar enterprise.
Owner Heather Covington began baking out of her home kitchen in 2017. When demand exceeded production, the operation was moved
into a commercial space in historic Gilbertsville. The retail space offers all of Heather's breads and pastries as well as coffee, breakfast
and lunch items. Also of note is their cronuts, doughnuts made with flaky croissant consistency. You can visit their Facebook page here.
All About the Girls is a fun place to shop! The boutique, owned by Laura Tolbert and located in Cooperstown, NY offers women's fashion
accessories, fresh water pearljewlery selections, designer handbags, baseball mom jewelry, baseball bags andbackpacks. Gift boxes are
also available. Come for fun fashion and get dressed up! Find more information on All About the Girls here.
Oneonta, NY's Magic Box is your one stop shop for crystals, tarot, books, tea and all things metaphysical. Aside from retail items,
the Magic Box also hosts spiritual events including intuitive tarot readings, sound bathing sessions, lectures, drum circles and much
more. Fully curated by owner Anastasia Majestic, the Magic Box is the spot for all your metaphysical needs. For more information, visit their
website by clicking here.