The Environmental Benefits of Shopping Small
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the exciting yet sometimes overwhelming tradition of shopping for gifts. The holiday retail sales forecast for 2023 predicts a 3-4% increase over 2022, potentially reaching a staggering $957.3B to $966.6B. In fact, the average holiday shopper is projected to spend about $875 on food, decor, seasonal items and more, which is $42 more than last year.
5 Ways to Create a Zero-Waste Halloween
Halloween is right around the corner, and it's one of the most beloved holidays in the United States. In 2022, we saw record-high spending of $10.6 billion, with this year projected to top $12.2 billion.1,9 That’s a lot of candy, costumes, pumpkins and decorations! It is estimated that over 70% of the American population will participate in the holiday.2 It's safe to say that Halloween is a big hairy deal.
Vendor Spotlight: Roseline's Candles
Did you know that most candles contribute waste to the landfill? There’s the wax, the wick, and the container it comes in. At Tare Market, we love our candle maker Roseline Friedrich of Roseline’s Candles. Her candles are sustainably made from start to finish and created with the highest quality ingredients, including 100% soy wax and safe scents for a clean and beautiful burn. The containers are made of 100% recycled glass and can be returned to us for 10% off your next candle.
Treat Yourself With 3 Easy DIY Self Care Recipes

Self care rituals shouldn’t create stress or damage the environment. Luckily, caring for yourself and the planet aren’t mutually exclusive. These 3 simple, low waste recipes utilize biodegradable, plastic-free ingredients that are easy to come by.

Low Waste Recipe: Vegan Red Lentil Chili

At Tare Market, we love recipes that utilize low waste, package-free ingredients that are affordable and planet-friendly. This plant-based red lentil chili is vegan (or vegetarian, depending on your toppings) and so delicious– omnivores will love it, too. It’s perfect to cozy up in front of a fireplace or your favorite TV show with, or to serve when you’re feeding a crowd.

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping
There are many easy ways we can make our grocery shopping experiences more eco-friendly with a little planning and preparation. The best part is you can shop more sustainably using items you probably already own.

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