Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Winter Season at the Freight Shed is a Wrap!

Join us this Saturday, April 27th, as we celebrate a great winter season at the Freight Shed. 

Thanks to the Bath Farmers Market for their faith in this project and to all the customers new and old who made this place such a vibrant fun place to be on Saturday mornings.

Thanks to all the community partners and artists who shared their work with us in the community room and thank you to all the musicians who serenaded us!

Thanks to all the volunteers who spruced up the place, added layers of insulation in various forms, thanks to the board members who work so hard to make this venture viable and something that can be sustained and an extra special thank you to Jay Coffey who saw the sunrise every Saturday for six months to get the space heated up and ready for the day and would be at the Freight Shed at a moments notice to help out!

This weekend we wrap up the season with an exhibit of Keith Spiro's photographs of the Goranson Farm. We are so grateful to the farmers and food producers for all their hard hard work that fuels this community. Keith's photographs connect us with the beauty of the place and the people.

Thanks to all of you who have become members, bought bricks and Kickstarted just a year ago! There will be lots happening this summer and many ways to participate! Please stay posted.


Friday, April 19, 2013

What a Difference a Year Makes! Kickstarter Update #16 · Apr 19, 2013

Greetings Freight Shed Friends!

In two weeks, the Bath Farmers Market will move outside for the "summer" season. Hard to imagine since the temps in the morning still hover around freezing!

Thanks to your generous support the Freight Shed has become a real hub of activity this winter. Not only as home to the Bath Farmers Market but also as a place for beekeepers, artists, 4th grade composters, musicians, boat builders, rag rug makers, 4 H Clubs, neighbors to share their work and ideas. Vendors arrived in smaller vehicles because their set ups could stay in place and the easy access meant they could arrive later. People walked to the market and then spent time on our main street. The downtown businesses noticed the difference. Due to the market so many more people saw the potential of this place holds for the community.

We submitted our 501 (c) 3 application and we are actively seeking charter members and volunteers. Our next steps include repairing the exterior, installing a sprinkler system and kitchen. We plan on doing much of this work with volunteer and student help. The city will be building a side walk in front of the building that will be extra wide and provide plenty of space for bike racks as well a great social space to enjoy the west light. In January we got the City's permission to sell engraved bricks that will be installed in front of the Freight Shed. This will to help us fund the repairs!

Record breaking snow storms and cold temps did not stop our first season from being a huge success. We look forward to a summer with a Full Moon Dinner Series, music, boat building and lots of hands-on building repairs.

Your participation made it happen and we can't thank you enough!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

This Week at the Bath Freight Shed: Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine - April 13, 2013

Check out this Bath Community Television tour of the Bath Landfill, guided by the City of Bath Public Works Deputy Director Lee Leiner.

Join us TODAY at the Bath Farmers Market  - where you can put your veggies in your bag, coffee in your jar, all styrofoam free .

Our guest this week is Peggy Siegle, Director of Development and Communications for Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine. Drop by and learn about the ReStore here in Bath. 
Bath Natural Market
Sponsors of the Mid Summer Benefit Dinner & Concert for the Freight Shed
July 2012
Did you know that all the great picnic tables at the Freight Shed and the storm windows on the north end of the Freight Shed were built by Habitat volunteers?

Joanne Luneau, a Bath Freight Shed Alliance and Maine's First Ship volunteer, will share some great re-purposing projects and lead a hands on rag-rug making project.
Share your favorite re-use idea and help us stop the Bath Landfill Mountain from growing!

See you in the South End Community Room!

Coming up at the Freight Shed

  • April 27th: KELT's community blitz day to stencil storm drains in downtown Bath. Learn more about this upcoming event at "No Dumping! Drains to River!"

    April 27th: Last day of the Winter Market tribute to our local farmers and food producers - in photographs and paintings of our Bath Farmers Market farms 

  • May 4th: Maine's First Ship /Bath Freight Shed Yard Sale