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I love screenprinting and aim to use and create sustainable goodies that also promote the local foods movement. My inspiration comes from time spent working at farmers markets in Northern California.

All Tina Produce items are designed, hand screen-printed and cleverly packaged in Oakland by me, Kristina Basgen, and on occasion a few helpers.

The seeds of Tina Produce began in 2009, when I left my administrative non-profit job to pursue a more creative career. I worked at farmers’ markets while taking a slew of graphic arts classes. Spending time at the outdoor farmers’ markets proved more therapeutic for my mental health than the health of my dwindling savings; I still have yet to discover a sad person at a farmers market. When I took an intensive screen printing class in the summer of 2010, the berry designs for Tina Produce…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 2
  • Joined March 2, 2011

Favorite materials

flour sack, recycled hemp, repurposed and new berry containers, things found at east bay depot for creative reuse, water based inks

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About

I love screenprinting and aim to use and create sustainable goodies that also promote the local foods movement. My inspiration comes from time spent working at farmers markets in Northern California.

All Tina Produce items are designed, hand screen-printed and cleverly packaged in Oakland by me, Kristina Basgen, and on occasion a few helpers.

The seeds of Tina Produce began in 2009, when I left my administrative non-profit job to pursue a more creative career. I worked at farmers’ markets while taking a slew of graphic arts classes. Spending time at the outdoor farmers’ markets proved more therapeutic for my mental health than the health of my dwindling savings; I still have yet to discover a sad person at a farmers market. When I took an intensive screen printing class in the summer of 2010, the berry designs for Tina Produce emerged. Slowly but surely my Etsy site took wind and a few local shops began carrying the on trend gift-ready kitchen towels and napkin sets. Beyond my wildest dreams, Anthropologie picked up the floursack towels and mixed berry napkin sets for their summer 2013 inventory.
Who knew that working at farmers' markets would eventually inspire professional independence in a creative field. I look forward to making time for new designs in 2015.

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