Friday, December 11, 2015

Hands-on Friday December 18th










Winter will arrive soon enough, and we can use your help!


Please join us on Friday, December 18th from 3 - 5 

when we will be installing the airlocks, tightening and sprucing up

to prepare for the cold weather.

On Saturday, December 19th the Morse High School Music Boosters 

will be selling raffle tickets at the market. 


Come enjoy the music and support the fine Morse Music program.


Hope to see you there!

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!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bath Freight Shed Alliance Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner

Please join us on June 28th from 6 - 7:30

 for our Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper.


It’s a wonderful chance to socialize and catch up on the progress and plans for the Freight Shed. You can also bid on a great selection of local products and services at our silent auction and help fund the installation of a dishwasher and new sink in the kitchen. Donations for the auction are most welcome.

Bring a contribution to our wonderful potluck or make a $15 donation if it’s not a cooking day for you!

All are welcome, but we do have a limited number of seats, so please contact us here with the number of folks in your group and whether you plan to bring food.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Find Treasures and Support the Freight Shed at Mayfair

Come to the Yard Sale at the Freight Shed 

Saturday, May 2, 9 - 2

We have a wide variety of intriguing items! 



Household and garden items




Buy a mug and we'll fill it with delicious Big Barn coffee! 


Your gently used overflow is most welcome (no clothes, please), 

and can be dropped of at the freight shed on Friday, May 1 between 2 - 4.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Connecting Farms to Morse High School


The Bath Freight Shed Alliance is happy to announce a successful first year of collaboration with local farms, the Morse High School Food Pantry, and students in the Culinary Arts program at the Bath Regional Career and Technical Center. Last summer the Alliance targeted $250 from the proceeds of its popular Full Moon Dinners to support the Pantry. These funds were used to buy carrots from Goranson Farm in Dresden, a member of the Bath Farmers Market and a longtime leader in community supported agriculture.

Julia Simmons, Special Ed Teacher at Morse High School, long time Goranson Farm employee and Bath Freight Shed Alliance volunteer together with Jon Merry, Alliance board member, Dragonfly Cove Farm in Dresden, and a graduate of the Culinary Arts program connected with the students at the BRCTC. Students visited Goranson and Dragonfly Cove Farms to get a better sense of the process by which food is selected, grown, tended and harvested. They have cut and bagged carrots for the Food Pantry as well as the Fruit for Everyone program, which provides fruit in every classroom for all students at no cost. They also incorporated the carrots into healthy snacks which were made available to all students during the midterm exam period.
 "Working with the kids, I wanted to expose them to current trends in the food world. I was a graduate of the program 13 years ago and would have loved something like this. I was hoping to jump start their school year and get them a little excited about food."

The Morse High School Food Pantry serves 15 to 25 students daily, and collaborates with the Bath Food Bank to ensure food resources reach students and families in need. Students and faculty at both Morse and Bath Regional Career and Technical Center are involved in staffing, stocking and managing donations to the Food Pantry.

Jon and Julia's work with the students reflects Alliance goals of community education and increased local access to healthy fresh local foods. And the kids are engaged. "We are planning on repeating the donation this year; some students helped with the Bike Maine Dinner (at the Freight Shed); they will be at the September dinner again this year."

Friday, February 20, 2015

Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Market

Come down to the Bath Farmers Market this Saturday the 21st and learn about this awesome program and the ability to change a young person's life!

More information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick can be found here:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Still Digging Out and More on the Way!

With two storms in the forecast and clearing up from Tuesday's storm still underway, the Bath Farmers Market has cancelled the market for this Saturday.

See you on February 7th!