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F.A.Q.

WHAT IS TARE MARKET?

Tare Market is Minnesota’s first zero waste store! We offer a wide range of package-free sustainable living products, as well as bulk shelf-stable foods and cleaning products. Our goal is to meet you where you are in your journey and help you find ways to reduce your waste and fight climate change. We also provide workshops and education to help you along on your zero waste journey.

WHERE IS YOUR STORE AND WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

Our flagship location is located at 2717 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406, We are open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

WHY DO SOME OF YOUR PRODUCTS COME IN PACKAGING IF YOU CLAIM TO BE PACKAGE-FREE?

Unfortunately, we cannot avoid all types of packaging due to FDA regulations, supplier policies, etc. However, we make sure to avoid single-use plastic and excessive packaging, and ensure any packaging products may come in is fully reusable, compostable, or recyclable. We also work with our suppliers to ensure they send products to us with the least amount of packaging possible, and we reuse every bit of packing material we can for shipping orders from our online store.

HOW DO I SHOP IN BULK WITH MY OWN CONTAINER?

It’s simple! Just bring in a clean, dry, empty container and follow the steps below:

1. Weigh your empty jar on our scale to obtain the tare weight, and write it on your container.
2. Fill your container with whatever bulk goodies you would like!
3. Bring the filled container to the checkout where we will weigh it again, subtracting the tare weight from the final weight, to obtain the weight of the contents inside. This way you only pay for the contents of the container!

Our staff are available to help you, so please let us know if this is your first time shopping when you arrive.

WHAT IF I FORGET MY REUSABLE CONTAINERS OR BAGS?

Don’t worry about it! While we encourage you to bring your own containers and bags, we will have options for you in the event you forget. In addition to the wide range of reusable containers and bags we have available for sale, we have paper bags for use and jars available on a returnable deposit system.

CAN I BE REFUNDED FOR AN ITEM I PURCHASED?

We are happy to offer returns/exchanges for unopened/unused items or damaged items. Items must be in their original packaging. Please email us within 15 days of the purchase date to start the return process. We are not able to offer refunds or exchanges on makeup products, unless you received them damaged. We are not able to offer refunds for food purchases, unless you feel the food was rotten or spoiled, in which case we will refund you the full amount. If you’d like to return an item that was shipped to you, please call (612) 200-9274 for assistance. You can also email us at customerorders@taremarket.com.

HOW CAN I BECOME A VENDOR AT TARE MARKET?

Do you have a zero waste or low waste product that you think would fit well with the mission of Tare Market? We are always considering new products. We require that items ship to us plastic-free, and are made sustainably with organic ingredients (when possible). Products that come package free and are made in the USA are preferred. Please head over to the "About Us" page and click on the link to access our Google Form.

WILL YOU FACILIATE A CLASS ON ZERO WASTE FOR MY ORGANIZATION?

At Tare Market, an important part of our mission is spreading the word about waste-free living, and educating others on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. We have presented on a variety of topics including, but not limited to: zero waste basics, going zero waste with kids, zero waste grocery shopping, etc. If you are interested in having us facilitate a presentation or class at one of your events or spaces, please review this document. Contact us at hello@taremarket.com if you would like to have Tare Market speak at your event. At this time we are limiting our presentations to virtual only.
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