Verde Market is a sustainable, bulk-buy store that opened its doors in May of 2018.
The idea stemmed from co-owners Martha Balaguer and Pam Barrerra, who realized there was no such store in Miami. They got inspiration for the business from European countries, where the concept is common.
Verde Market has two locations: 2328 N.E. 2nd Ave. in Midtown and 7304 S.W. 57 Ave. in South Miami.
The market sells every needed household item one can think of, from milk to laundry detergent, and even dog treats. The only catch is to get customers into the habit of reusing containers and minimizing their trash output.
“Our mission is to save the world from trash one bottle at a time. It’s very clear that we want to invite people to rethink how we can make things better and think about the long terms of our actions,” Barrera said. “We are here to educate and do something for our community and eventually for the world.”
At Verde, you’ll be greeted with an open-shelved marketplace complete with refill stations ranging from natural and organic soaps (personal & home cleaning), fresh orange juice, coffee, raw honey, dried fruits, superfoods, bulk nuts and nut butters.
The bulk refill process works like this: bring your own container or use their paper bags and reusable containers offered at the store, fill the containers as much or as little as you need, then the weight of the containers will be deducted at checkout. Price depends per ounce.
If you’re looking to be more environmentally conscious, Verde has you covered.
It’s open Monday through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.