After several years of guest vending at NewBo City Market, The Barkery opened its permanent Shopkeeper space on November 18, 2021.
Stephanie Riffey, who owns and operates The Barkery, started making healthy dog treats out of her home when she became tired of worrying about the impact dog treats could have on her dogs' health.
"I love making and creating things," Stephanie said. "This just fit in well with my love of dogs too."
After developing pup-approved recipes, the business began to grow.
"People get excited about healthy treats for their dogs," she said. "When I started vending at NewBo I thought this would be a great place for that next step as a business."
The Barkery features a variety of dog treats, pet accessories and gifts for dog lovers.
As a NewBo City Market Shopkeeper, Stephanie and her business will connect with thousands of customers each and every week.
Shopkeepers like her are the heart of the Market. They are a community of entrepreneurs, developing both their products and skills to scale up and launch new businesses throughout Eastern Iowa. With every successful venture comes the opportunity for new businesses to open inside the Market, so we are constantly searching for that “next big thing at NewBo.”
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