Friday, January 31, 2014

Happenings @ the Freight Shed: Market Morning February 1, 2014

This Saturday at the Bath Farmers Market, visit the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s table to learn about the fun array of upcoming events. Specifically, the 4th Annual Winter Read, a community book discussion group. 

This season’s selection is  Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter by local author, David Buchanan. 

The reader joins gardeners, preservationists, environmentalists, farmers, and cooks on a journey to rediscover the role of forgotten varieties of food in our farming fields and at our dinner tables. It’s a fascinating read that brings together the author’s love of food, farming, and discovering New England’s unique agricultural and culinary history.
Will with his Irish Bouzouki and in the foreground, Michele on the fiddle
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Also, we welcome back Twisted Strings, an acoustic duo who entertain us with a wide array of tunes with Celtic roots and featuring Michele Roy on fiddle and Will West on the guitar and Irish bouzouki! 

Not sure what an Irish bouzouki is? Well come on down to check it out!

For more information regarding what's going on at the Bath Farmers Market, be sure to check out their weekly newsletter, News from the Bath Farmers Market -- you can either sign up to subscribe or catch it on their Facebook Page

Are you interested in learning more about the Bath Freight Shed? Thought so! Well please visit our website and if you're able to make a donation or become a Member, you can do that there as well! Not able to make a donation right now but want to help out? Well, we have lots of opportunities for volunteers either on a regular basis or just now and then. You can email Merry Chapin or call her at 207-443-5669 for more information.

Look for the Market Information Booth where you can also purchase your Market Money Tokens and if you're a SNAP customer, this is the booth to visit to take advantage of SNAP Incentive Program where fore every $4 you purchase by swiping your EBT card, you earn an extra dollar! Swipe $16 and you get an extra $4 in tokens -- extending your purchase power!

You can also purchase Bath Farmers Market Gift Certificates at the Information Booth -- a gift that gives year-round!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Good energy

 Farmers Market on December 28th

Chipping away at ice inside and out Saturday could have been disheartening but the volunteers who assembled to help and the stream of sympathetic market supporters, helped keep our spirits up!

The farmers market had to be cancelled. Too many vendors struggling with record breaking temperatures, ice storm repairs, power outages topped off by an other snow storm. After days of frigid temperatures our bathroom waterline burst.

This event has clarified our need for an insulated mechanical space, new water line entry, designated space for the sprinkler system and a hot water heater (an Important ingredient for a future kitchen). This extra cold weather has forced the issue but it will help insure that we have a fully functional facility in the future.

The next Bath Freight Shed Alliance meeting will be on January 15th at the Inn at Bath. Our next Hands On Friday will be on January 10th 1PM until 3PM.  We could use your help with some general cleaning and weatherproofing. Please let us know via email ( if you can attend.

Thank you for your continued support!


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Weather hazzard causes Bath Farmers Market to cancell market for January 4th

Due to extra cold temperatures and snow this Saturday's farmers market has been cancelled. Be safe, stay warm and join us next Saturday on January 11th!