We love word of mouth! Amber, owner of Tare Market and I met when someone sent her my way! She was in need of a closet makeover after a pandemic baby, covid + the expansion of her business. While we built her capsule wardrobe we bonded over motherhood, owning a business in N.E. + well...life. Thrilled to welcome her second store to our neighborhood, we knew we had to shine a light on her!
So let's hear her story:
After graduating with a degree in Conservation Biology, Tare Market's Founder, Amber Haukedahl traveled through South America operating research stations. She felt that the work she was doing to help protect habitat for endangered species was falling short, and that she wanted to do more to help make a positive impact on the environment.
When she discovered zero waste after moving to Minnesota in 2017, Amber was empowered to live a waste-free lifestyle and to help others do the same. After two years of educating herself on zero waste, facilitating presentations around the Twin Cities, tabling at events and fairs, and developing the business concept for Tare Market (the first zero waste store in Minnesota!) she opened Tare Market.
Since its inception, it has grown to include over 700 products, support many women and BIPOC makers, and help divert over 34,000 plastic bags from the landfill. It has now grown from one location to two serving both the SENA neighborhood and NE Minneapolis.
We know you are dying to check out her goods, SHOP HERE.