Monday, October 19, 2015

Getting Ready for the Winter Farmers Market--You Can Help

We are so excited for the start of the 4th season of the Bath Farmers Market at the Freight Shed! Getting set up and ready means we need some helpers. Even an hour or two makes a HUGE difference!!

We were aiming for this coming Sunday but it looks like that can't happen - but this Wednesday afternoon, October 21, between 2:30 - 4:30 a crew is growing but we still need help!

Here's what we need to do:
  • repair a vinyl window on the water side
  • clean and put up tarps
  • air infiltration prevention measures
  • switch out storm door
  • paint bathroom
  • wrap base on east side with plastic - plywood will have to wait until next year
If you are handy with tools or cleaning rags, please let us know if you can help by emailing here.

Thank You!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

October Work Days

Volunteers will be part of a raffle for $20 in Bath Farmers Market tokens.

Questions + suggestions....


Saturday, August 29, 2015


On SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th FROM 3- 6,  there will be an exhibit of paintings and pastels by Kathleen Galligan works will be for sale during the August Full Moon Dinner.  25% of the sale price will be donated to the Freight Shed restoration fund.  The work in the show includes three paintings of the Freight Shed. Kathleen Galligan's work in oil and pastel has been exhibited widely in Maine.  She was featured in the July 2012 edition of Maine Home and Design magazine.  Her work is found in many private and public collections including the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015




 On SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 FROM 9 - 2, Midcoast area artists and artisans will be celebrating the fiber arts at the freight shed. Join them at this FREE event to explore a wide variety of materials and styles, including  demonstrations of weaving, spinning, rug hooking, and other techniques.  

While you're at the freight shed be sure to visit the boat shed and see the progress the volunteers have made this summer on the Virginia.


For more information about FIBER DAY call Lori Benson at 207-371-8082 or email



Monday, July 13, 2015

Dining at the Freight Shed

On June 28th Freight Shed supporters, farmers and board members enjoyed delicious food, silent auction bidding and an excellent presentation by Wiebke at the Alliance's Annual Meeting & Potluck Supper. Despite the cool, rainy weather, the freight shed was cheery and welcoming.

The Freight Shed Alliance welcomed Julia Simmons to the board.  Passionate advocate for local foods, farming and education, she brings great organizational skills  to the BFSA. Lori Benson, Maine's First Ship Board member was recognized for her efforts as a volunteer for the Freight Shed and organizer of Fiber Day, now an annual event.

Many Thanks for Auction Donations to Now You’re Cooking, Oyster Creek Farm, Hahn’s End Cheese, Appleton Creamery, Pemaquid Lobster and Seafood, Jyang-Lee Kitchens, Goranson Farm, Shepherds and Such, Chase Farm, Gracies Garden, J.R. Maxwell, Solo Bistro, Mustard Seed Bookstore, and Markings Gallery.

 The new kitchen sink was put to great use as well!

On a moonlit summer night it is a grand place to enjoy fine local food and music.

Tickets are still available for the August and September Full Moon Dinners. Go to our Full Moon Dinners page for details.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Volunteers Needed!

With our Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper coming up next Sunday, June 28th, we are looking for help from a few good folks.

On Wednesday, June 24th from 3:00-5:00 we'll be painting and sprucing up the Community Room.

On Sunday, June 28th, we need help to set up, serve and clean up.

Please contact us here if you are available to help.

Thank you!