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!


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