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TARE MARKET


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Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

We are excited to be hosting the very first 2 day TARE MARKET pop-up shop. Tare Market is a brand new initiative started by a team of people who are passionate about improving the health of our planet, and were frustrated by the lack of eco-friendly and low waste options available at most retailers.

The market will offer a variety of plastic-free and bulk sustainable living products and have a series of free presentations on various zero waste topics, zero waste raffle prizes, and a DIY zero waste toothpaste activity all weekend long.

Please stop by, explore, and be a part of the creation of a zero waste space that is good for the environment and our fellow Minnesotans. We can’t wait to see you!

Zero Waste Items for Sale:

  • bulk toothpaste
  • compostable dental floss
  • bulk liquid cleaners
  • unpackaged hand soap
  • bulk facial toner
  • laundry products
  • reusable cotton rounds
  • lip balms
  • bamboo cutlery
  • bamboo straws
  • shampoo bars
  • reusable food containers
  • reusable mesh and cloth bags
  • nut milk bags
  • deodorant
  • and more!

Remember to bring your own fillable containers if you are interested in purchasing bulk liquids or toothpaste.


PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:
Descriptions for the presentations are below. Please register for each one you wish to attend via the link provided. The first 15 registrants for each talk will receive a free raffle ticket!

Saturday:
11:30am - 12:00pm: Introducing the Tare Market
1:30 - 2:00pm: Starting Your Zero Waste Wardrobe
3:00 - 3:30pm: Zero Waste Grocery Shopping 101

Sunday (Open Streets Northeast):
11:30am - 12:00pm: Going Zero Waste with Kids
1:30 - 2:00pm: Introducing the Tare Market

DIY Toothpaste Activity (available until supplies last)
Erika Larson, from erikalars.com, will have supplies available to make her tried and true zero waste toothpaste. For a $10 donation you will receive a second hand jar, the recipe to replicate in the future, and a few months supply of toothpaste. Happy brushing!

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTIONS:
Introducing Tare Market: Currently, the average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash and 1.3 pounds of recycling per person, per day (US Green Building Council). A large percentage of this waste is associated with consumer products, including food, which are often wrapped in excessive plastic packaging. Plastics present a huge problem for the environment as they do not decompose in a landfill, but rather, break down to become microplastics which damage our oceans, waterways, and wildlife. In addition, plastics are also only able to be recycled a finite amount of times. So, how do we reduce our plastic waste? Shop package free! Tare Market aims to remove plastic and trash from our homes by providing an affordable and convenient way to shop for shelf-stable food items, cleaning products, health and beauty products, and other sustainable living supplies. Come meet the people behind Tare Market, learn about our mission, what to expect from the store, and provide input on what you hope to see at a local zero waste store. Click here to register for the Saturday talk. Click here to register for the Sunday talk.

Starting Your Zero Waste Wardrobe: With the ever quickening pace of fashion and shopping trends, the clothing we buy, wear, and cycle through can have lasting impact on people and the planet. The average American throws away 72 pounds of clothing each year, most of which is reusable, recyclable, and worth a second look. Ashleyn Przedwiecki, a representative of Fashion Revolution MN and THREADED, will be leading an introductory talk on the many options in curating a zero-waste wardrobe. Ashleyn will walk us through how to edit and assess our closets, the fabrics and fibers to watch out for, and how to recycle and dispose of those textiles cluttering your home. Join her to learn quick tips and tools on how you can build a closet that represents you and your values. Click here to register. 

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping 101: Amber Haukedahl from ZeroWasted.net will introduce easy and small changes you can make in your grocery shopping habits to move towards a zero waste lifestyle and increase your positive impact over time. This is an introductory talk for anyone who is interested in making more sustainable choices in their life and producing less waste. If you are eco conscious and want to do more to combat climate change, but need some guidance and instruction, this talk will give you tips and tricks for starting out. Click here to register. 

Going Zero Waste with Kids: Life with kids can be messy, chaotic, and stressful--and manufacturers know it. One walk down a baby or kid aisle at a retail store and you’ll see a common theme: convenient, plastic, and disposable. But raising kids shouldn’t mean having to harm the planet with billions of disposable diapers, plastic trinkets, and individual snack wrappers. And yes, you can still have the ease and convenience you need! Kate Marnach from Zeroish.org, will share how she was able to reduce her waste with 3 young kids by over 80% in just a few months, and guide you through some tips and tricks for going zero waste as a family. Click here to register. 

Earlier Event: July 25
Open Studio
Later Event: August 12
Water Bar visits Vikre