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Second Handmade Tucson event: Rescheduled (date to be determined)

Kristine Spengler About Us Creative Startups makers and sourcing Store news

Second Handmade Tucson event: Rescheduled (date to be determined)

Saguaro Market will be hosting our second Handmade Tucson event TBD. The primary objective of the Handmade Tucson event is to share with local makers the purchasing trends we're seeing and customer feedback we're hearing during our markets. Secondary goals include sharing success stories, gathering and socializing with like minded locals, uncovering collaboration opportunities, and this month we're adding a facilitated design session during which we'll collectively determine action items for building a more prosperous creative economy. The agenda is as follows: 5:30-6Gather, Gab, & Get Settled6:00-6:30 Presentation: Saguaro Market Sales Trends & Developments Local Maker Success Stories 6:30-8:00Group Activity: Creating a...

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Cactus and Confetti

Kristine Spengler About Us Store news

Cactus and Confetti

Saguaro Market was born on June 7, 2016 and took its first step four months later when we opened the doors for our first-ever market weekend. We've now completed five official 4-day markets and a couple of bonus 1-2 day markets. We've accumulated a lot of data and are using it now to make some confetti-worthy decisions. Here are two major highlights: First, Saguaro Market will be transitioning later this year to more traditional retail hours. This means that instead of being open once a month for 4-days, we'll be open weekly. We're still working on the optimal schedule but we'll publish...

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#ittakesavillage to #buildthemarket

Kristine Spengler About Us Grand Opening Store news

#ittakesavillage to #buildthemarket

It's a bit surreal to think that what was a glimmer in our eye 6-weeks ago is now a market in the making with an actual location. Steve refers to this phase as #buildingthemarket and I added #ittakesavillage because, wow, it's a lot of work! I'm learning that when you're building something from scratch anything is possible and this is both a blessing and a curse. You start thinking things like, "wouldn't it be great if we could have a paper making/beer brewing workshop where we brew beer and then design and make labels for the bottles. And heck while we're...

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About Kristine

Kristine Spengler About Us

About Kristine

It turns out that the process of becoming a retailer is reminiscent of the chicken and egg debate. You have to prove you're a viable retailer in order to purchase goods at wholesale prices but you can't really create a shop without first having the goods to sell. Add that to the lessons learned list. While we're waiting for these chickens to hatch I'll take some time to introduce myself. I'm a newlywed wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a dog-mom to 3 pups, as well as a friend/co-worker to many and a close friend to just a few. I spend my...

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Saguaro Market Blooms

Kristine Spengler About Us

Saguaro Market Blooms

Steve & I met here in Tucson. He's from York, PA and I'm from St. Paul, MN. He moved here for work, which we'll tell you more about soon, and I moved here to be closer to my parents and to escape the brutal MN winters.While we love Tucson and can't imagine living anywhere else it took us both a while to develop that love. It didn't however take us too long to know that we had found "our person" in each other. We were married last month in Lewes, Delaware on the beach where we rented a beautiful home...

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