Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday 2016

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday we hope you will consider a contribution to our annual appeal.  

Your donation will help us continue the restoration of the freight shed and preserve this vital community center.


To download our annual appeal letter and send a donation by mail, click here.


Click below to donate using a credit or debit card.


Thank you! We are very grateful for your ongoing support.

All donations to the Bath Freight Shed Alliance are tax-deductible.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Fall at the Freight Shed

Catch up on all the news and upcoming events at the freight shed!

Volunteers are needed to help us get ready for the winter market. Work days are scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 (12 - noon), Sunday, October 16 (9 - noon) and Saturday October 29 (9 - 3). See the newsletter here for all the details.


A Special Event at the Freight Shed!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fiber Day at the Freight Shed

On August 20th the freight shed hosted the 3rd annual Fiber Day! 

Midcoast artists and artisans working in fiber celebrated the diversity of fiber and textile arts available in our area.

Flowers courtesy of Linda Mercer at Sheepscot Flower Farm 
(with Matthew Henson who co-discovered the North Pole with Robert Peary)
Deb Manzi, weaver
Marianne DuBois, felter

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bath Freight Shed Local Food & Agriculture Fest

Local chefs will create a several course meal of local ingredients for you to enjoy on the banks of the Kennebec River.

"Kit and  Kaboodle," Jim and Elna Joseph and Keith (Kit) Garavoy, will entertain us with a mix of old and new music from Cajun, Québécois and old time traditions.

Please join the festivities and support the Bath Freight Shed Alliance's ongoing preservation effort and support for local food and agriculture. This is our one and only dinner this summer!
To purchase tickets, please click HERE.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting and Community Dinner

Please join us on Sunday, June 26th from 5:30 - 7:00

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 to help fund the installation of the new doors and the restoration of the Commercial Street side.

To join us on Sunday please click here.

For the Silent Auction we have a fine variety of items generously donated by local businesses and individuals. If you are unable to attend you can still support the Freight Shed Alliance with an email bid. Please include your name, telephone number, the item you are interested in as well as your bid.

Picking Spree or plant purchase in the beautiful perennial gardens of Edgewater Farm in Phippsburg. ($100 value)

Sewills of Liverpool Ship's Clock
($200 est. value)

Selection of fine meads made by Rob Nicholl ($55-60 value)

Gift Certificate for Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant in Sebasco.
($25 value)

Gift certificate for Solo Bistro in Bath. ($25 value)

One Man's World: Popham Beach, Maine
by James E. Perkins and Jane Stevens. First edition signed hardcover. ($200 est. value)

Four-piece Asian style tea set ($40-50 value)

Send us a bid for any of these items here.

Thank you for supporting the freight shed!

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.


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!


The Board and Volunteers of the Alliance

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick at the Farmers Market

January is National Mentoring month and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick will be coming to the market on January 23rd to recruit new mentors.


Spending one hour each week – whether it’s helping with homework, playing games or just hanging out – means a young person has someone to turn to in moments big and small.


Come to the market and find out more about Big Brothers, Big Sisters.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Meet the folks of the Winter Farmers Market!

Tracy & Tom Peniman
Pemaquid Lobster & Seafood.

Carrie & Eben Whitcomb 
Springdale Farm

Kim Scheimreif
Shepherds and Such
Beryl Sidelinger
Beryls Pastries
"Try the shiitake" suggests Julianne
 at Oyster Creek Mushroom Co.,
Candace Heydon owner.
Larry Donahue
Pleasant Pond Orchard


Nanne Kennedy (and dogs)
Meadowcroft and Seacolors Yarnery

At Appleton Creamery, Jillian, star apprentice, 
offers cheesy goodness. Caitlin Hunter, owner.

Claudia & Dan Sortwell
Big Barn Coffee

Carol amid the varied bounty at Borealis Breads.
Robin Chase
Chase Farm Bakery
Jon Merry
Dragonfly Cove Farm

Cara Crib
Galley Goodies

Julia and Jackie at Goranson Farm, with
Jan and Robin, Carl and Goran, and various crew.

Mark Saxl
Gracie's Garden
Debbie and Drew Hahn
Hahns End Cheese
Derek DeGeer
Hootenanny Bread
is here at Dragonfly Cove.

Tammy Kelley
Kelley Brothers Beef
Kristina at Maine Saltwater Creations,
Filly-Laura Fillinge, owner

Judy Hughes from MicroMainea with  
Pauline from Pine Tree Poultry
John and Sheila Barnstein
 Maine-ly Poultry
Amy Warner
Old Narrow Gauge Farm

Brian at Sparrow Farm
Ted and Karen Sparrow, owners.
Kyle DePietro
Tarbox Farm