Eco-friendly market opening 2nd Lehigh Valley business Friday

Cindy Apt

Owner Jacquelyn Bassett’s long-awaited second FD Market Co. brick-and-mortar shop is set to be unveiled to the public Friday.

Bassett of Lower Macungie Township is opening in space that previously housed QD Accounting at 158 Northampton St. in Downtown Easton. FD Market additionally has a thriving e-commerce operation. FD’s initial site, owned by Bassett and her mother, Jaime, opened in November 2019 on Main Street in Emmaus.

The vision behind the two locations is the same: creating a one-stop store for sustainable goods and a zero-waste refillery.

The Easton store plans to have the same lineup of well-known products found at the Emmaus site. There are more than 50 different household and personal care products “on tap” that customers can use to fill up their own containers, Bassett has said.

Patrons can expect to find a wide range of products in the market’s beauty and skincare line. There are sustainable cosmetics; bamboo brushes; plant-based bath poufs; organic facial serums; vegan lip butter; blue green algae and charcoal face masks; and reusable facial rounds. The store carries beard oil and shave cream for men. There’s shampoo and conditioner haircare bars, as well as bottled shampoo and conditioner in such scents as citrus, lavender and peppermint.

FD also has a wide range of household items and cleaning products. There’s additionally a section for small children. Patrons who opt for such products as dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo or conditioner can buy a glass or aluminum container from the store or bring any clean and dry container from home.

Bassett previously said she’s filled up anything from old dish soap bottles to former honey bears to salsa jars. The cost is determined based on the weight of the product inside the container, but patrons can save cash by not buying another new container.

Bassett took to the business’ Facebook page this week to share news about the opening.

“We *finally* have some good news to share!!,” the posting stated. “After much anticipation (and many tears lol) Our Easton location will be OPENING this Friday 4/29!”

For this weekend, FD Market Co. in Easton plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Monday, the store is closed. Bassett is asking the public to stay tuned to the business’ Facebook page for an announcement of regular hours of operation, starting next week.

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Pamela Sroka-Holzmann may be reached at [email protected].

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