Scoop Marketplace

Scoop Marketplace is a zero waste grocery store where customers bring in reusable containers to fill with their desired quantity of product.

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Project Description

Scoop Marketplace is a zero waste grocery store where customers bring in reusable containers to fill with their desired quantity of each product; thereby eliminating the need for disposable packaging, and significantly reducing our environmental impact, while saving our customers time and money.

**Actual location within the greater Seattle area still to be determined.**

 

Plastic Pollution

I know you've seen our trash problem - how could you miss it? Have you stopped to reflect on how much worse the litter and plastic pollution has become over just the last 5 years? It is staggering, and getting worse. Researchers have estimated that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. That plastic is already breaking apart into tiny pieces that are sneaking into our food and water, and plastic chemicals such as BPA have been found in the air all across the globe. 

A significant amount of our plastic problem can be attributed to disposable food packaging. Single-use plastics require many resources to create, but are designed to be used only once before being thrown away. These plastics that have served very little purpose, will last forever on our planet.

Better Health for Our Bodies & Our Planet

Scoop Marketplace was created as a response to this problem. What if we found a way to purchase the food and home goods that we need without all of that disposable packaging? We will save ourselves money (let's face it, packaging isn't free), time (nobody likes taking out the garbage), and we will also avoid the many harmful chemicals that are used to create plastic food packaging and can easily leach into our food. By minimizing the trash that we bring into our lives, we will take a huge step towards creating a cleaner, healthier planet, and ensure a better future for ourselves, and the creatures we share it with.

Goods have been traded free from disposable packaging for many years, and we want to revive those shopping methods of generations past. 

Scoop Marketplace is the future of food, the way it used to be. 

Scoop Marketplace is not just a grocery store - it's a community. With our focus on sustainability and reducing our environmental impact, we prioritize customer convenience by offering an efficient shopping experience with a large variety of package-free groceries in one easily accessible location. We bring our customers peace of mind by thoroughly researching our products and carefully selecting only those that are most sustainable and of the highest quality. Scoop Marketplace strives to be a beneficial presence in the community where people can come together to learn, share food and ideas, and bond over similarities in values, lifestyles and food preferences.

Your Contributions at Work

There are two easy ways that you can help:

1) By spreading the word and creating awareness.

2) By purchasing rewards from this campaign.

Your contributions will support us as we find our permanent location and launch our first brick and mortar store. The money we raise from iFund Women will help us develop our retail presence and secure a lease on a retail space. It will also allow us to expand our pop-up opportunities and inventory.

I Appreciate You!

Thank you for being part of the movement towards sustainability! I sincerely appreciate every contribution and the effort you are making to share our message and mission with everyone around you. Thank you for being part of the Scoop community. I cannot wait to welcome you into Scoop Marketplace!

Scoop Marketplace Founder

My name is Stephanie Lentz, and I am the founder and owner of Scoop Marketplace. My husband and I have two small children, and Scoop Marketplace is my way of creating a better world for them. I am proud to be a female business owner, and to have the opportunity to show my children that we are capable of doing hard things, and we can change our world for the better. Having spent all of my life in the Seattle area, I am especially committed to preserving the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I look forward to watching the Scoop community grow as we learn from and inspire one another in this shift toward sustainability.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Rewards Pick-Up/Delivery: As many of these rewards make excellent holiday gifts, we want to make sure that you get them in a timely manner. Electronic links or downloads will be sent to you within 48 hours of purchase. For all other items, pick-up at either our 12/1 pop-up event at 21 Acres in Woodinville, or our 12/8 pop-up event at South Seattle CrossFit is preferred. Other arrangements (including shipping) will be made as necessary. **For items that must be shipped, please purchase before Wednesday, December 12, for best chance of arrival before Christmas.
  • Pantry Makeovers will be scheduled beginning in January.

 

 

Stephanie Wall
12/12/2018
Zero Waste Downloadable E-Guides
$50
Excited future customer
12/12/2018
Monetary Contribution
$30
Amber Haukedahl
12/11/2018
Monetary Contribution
$15
The Happy Wardrobe - Erin Keam
12/06/2018
Spotify Playlist Featuring Local Artists
$25
Barry Parducci
12/04/2018
Zero Waste Downloadable E-Guides
$150
12/03/2018
Monetary Contribution
$25
Lisa
12/03/2018
Gift Card, Shopping Bag, and E-Guides
$250
12/02/2018
Zero Waste Shopping Kit
$150
Joanna
12/02/2018
Zero Waste Downloadable E-Guides
$50
Sadie Zeller
12/01/2018
Zero Waste Shopping Kit
$100
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your vote of confidence. We appreciate your support!

7 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Spotify Playlist Featuring Local Artists

Scoop Marketplace founder, Stephanie, has compiled a playlist featuring some of her favorite music from local musicians! This playlist will leave you feeling inspired to go out and be a beneficial presence in the world.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Zero Waste Downloadable E-Guides

You will receive a digital download of three different zero waste guides including Zero Waste Shopping Tips, Travel Tips, and the Top Ten Easiest Daily Routine Transitions. These will be a great resource for you and your friends and family as you shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Basic Zero Waste Kit

Everything you need to make the most basic transitions towards a minimal waste lifestyle: on-the-go utensil kit, reusable shopping bag that folds into a small pouch, and a hand-blown glass straw with carrying case. The glass straw is incredibly durable and has a lifetime guarantee. 

note: color of products dependent on inventory available.

*Pick-up at either our 12/1 pop-up event at 21 Acres in Woodinville, or our 12/8 pop-up event at South Seattle CrossFit is preferred. Other arrangements (including shipping) will be made as necessary.*

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Gift Card, Shopping Bag, and E-Guides

Receive a $100 gift card to be used at Scoop Marketplace pop-up shops or at our storefront (estimated opening: Spring 2019), plus a canvas shopping bag and our Downloadable Zero Waste E-Guides.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Plastic-Free Pantry Makeover

Scoop Marketplace Founder, Stephanie, will come to your home and walk you through an inventory to identify the disposable packaging in your pantry and fridge. She will suggest the optimal food storage solutions for you to eliminate as much disposable packaging as possible (it's easier to avoid it in the future if you aren't used to having it around).

Then you will work together to create a customized shopping plan to match your needs and preferences. The focus will be on progress, not perfection.

Stephanie will also bring a few food storage products to help you achieve a package-free kitchen including wax food wraps, bowl covers, and a few different sizes of glass jars.

*This reward to be scheduled for January 2019*

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your vote of confidence. We appreciate your support!

7 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Spotify Playlist Featuring Local Artists

Scoop Marketplace founder, Stephanie, has compiled a playlist featuring some of her favorite music from local musicians! This playlist will leave you feeling inspired to go out and be a beneficial presence in the world.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Zero Waste Downloadable E-Guides

You will receive a digital download of three different zero waste guides including Zero Waste Shopping Tips, Travel Tips, and the Top Ten Easiest Daily Routine Transitions. These will be a great resource for you and your friends and family as you shift towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Basic Zero Waste Kit

Everything you need to make the most basic transitions towards a minimal waste lifestyle: on-the-go utensil kit, reusable shopping bag that folds into a small pouch, and a hand-blown glass straw with carrying case. The glass straw is incredibly durable and has a lifetime guarantee. 

note: color of products dependent on inventory available.

*Pick-up at either our 12/1 pop-up event at 21 Acres in Woodinville, or our 12/8 pop-up event at South Seattle CrossFit is preferred. Other arrangements (including shipping) will be made as necessary.*

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Gift Card, Shopping Bag, and E-Guides

Receive a $100 gift card to be used at Scoop Marketplace pop-up shops or at our storefront (estimated opening: Spring 2019), plus a canvas shopping bag and our Downloadable Zero Waste E-Guides.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Plastic-Free Pantry Makeover

Scoop Marketplace Founder, Stephanie, will come to your home and walk you through an inventory to identify the disposable packaging in your pantry and fridge. She will suggest the optimal food storage solutions for you to eliminate as much disposable packaging as possible (it's easier to avoid it in the future if you aren't used to having it around).

Then you will work together to create a customized shopping plan to match your needs and preferences. The focus will be on progress, not perfection.

Stephanie will also bring a few food storage products to help you achieve a package-free kitchen including wax food wraps, bowl covers, and a few different sizes of glass jars.

*This reward to be scheduled for January 2019*

0 Supporters
Select this reward