Tuesday, March 22, 2016

For Julia and family



 













Our hearts go out to our devoted board member Julia Simmons whose husband, Justin, passed away on Sunday.  He leaves behind their daughter, Lexi and his son, Kai. Justin shared Julia's passion for family, nature and food.

Julia's positive energy reaches far and she has made significant contributions to the Bath Freight Shed Alliance advocating for the local farmers, access to local food, and opening doors for her students at Morse.  Julia works hard for her family and our community and we are determined to rally for her and help in any way we can through this difficult time.

We have set up a site, "Julia's Helping Hands”,  to organize cooking driving, childcare; you name it...

The Justin Simmons Memorial Fund has been established at Bath Savings to help Julia and her children. 

Please show Julia how important she is to us and that our community is grateful for her contributions.

Sincerely,


Wiebke Theodore.


Friday, March 4, 2016

Spring Dinner for the Bath Freight Shed


Please join us on Sunday April 10th  4:30 - 7:00 

and support the Bath Freight Shed!

Postponed to a date to be determined soon.


Silent Auction & Champagne
Three Course Meal Featuring Local Foods
In Support of Local Agriculture
A Collaboration of Chefs Jon Merry and Ray Franklyn
Wine & Beer Included
@ Solo Bistro

Proceeds will go toward education and programming to support access to healthy local food as well as the continued restoration of the freight shed. Our plans for this year include installation of new doors with transoms and the restoration of the outside clapboards. We also plan to start on our historical photographic exhibit this coming summer.

Click HERE for all the details.





Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thanks to John Vigne, who did our sill work during the summer!

We were one of three organizations nominated for a grant

 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation in Midcoast District 14. 

We thank all our supporters who took the trouble to vote for us. 

Congratulations to the winner, 

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick. 

We are all in this together!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Learn About Growing Vegetables in Maine

On Feb. 27 from 2-3:30 pm
Linton Studdiford (Master Gardener)
will give a presentation at the Bath Freight Shed called
 "Growing Vegetables in Maine"
 a  slide show and discussion of vegetable growing in the Mid-Coast Area:  
best varieties, when to plant, seed sources, winter growing inside, and more.  

This free event is sponsored by the Sagadahoc Chapter of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners.  

Seating is limited so arrive early to secure a place.  
For more information, call 207-350-6062.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Vote for the Freight Shed!

Alliance Board member Elizabeth Knowlton confers with Maeve McGowan, 
a volunteer from Morse High School, at a community event.

We at the Bath Freight Shed are asking you to share our excitement about a recent nomination by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation for one of their annual $2000.00 awards. These awards support a wide range of activities in Maine by organizations dedicated to improving the quality of  life and society.

We are looking for support in winning this grant, and hope to use it to make healthy foods available to the whole community. As we make improvements to the Freight Shed we move toward providing a valuable, central, community setting for the Winter Farmers Market and educational workshops focusing on local healthy food, its preparation and use. We have existing projects underwaylike finishing our kitchen to better support community food events and programsthat would benefit  from this funding.

You can support us by voting by cell phone or computer.
2. Scroll down to District 14 and click on The Bath Freight Shed Alliance (Arrowsic is for mail only)
3. Scroll down to submit and click!
4. Repeat all of the above once a day until January 31st.

Thanks for your support and interestthis building matters and so do you!

Sincerely,

The Board and Volunteers of the Alliance