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We need your help to rewire and winterize the Freight Shed so we can move our farmers market here in our downtown by November 1 2012.
We need your help to rewire and winterize the Freight Shed so we can move our farmers market here in our downtown by November 1 2012.
237 backers pledged $18,448 to help bring this project to life.

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Freight Shed + Winter Farmers' Market + Youth Boat Building + Music + Bicycles + River Ecology + Rough Space for making things happen at the heart of our little city..              

Help us save our Freight Shed. We are preserving the only remaining 19th century freight shed in the City of Bath, Maine. Bath is a place with a vibrant working waterfront, but this historic building has been neglected for years and in desperate need of revitalization. Located right on the riverfront in the heart of downtown Bath, The Freight Shed is the ideal structure to support community, local food and enrich the neighborhood.

What we have done:

Our grass roots efforts have already led to two summers of youth boat building programs at The Freight Shed. Now with your help we can bring this building to life year round. Our farmers market enjoys being in the downtown in the summer but there is no place to accommodate them there in the winter. In October they gave The Freight Shed a test run - and it was a huge success! More families than ever came. We know that this location will bring lots of people to the farmers market and will expand community market opportunities, small business incubators, bicycle rentals, private and community events, education and workshops… the possibilities are very exciting and we welcome your input into this highly collaborative process!

 What needs to be done:

We have had incredible support this last year, but there is still much work to be done! We must make repairs to the foundation, roof and walls as well as mechanical systems. Our local electrical technology students began rewiring the building in January - they are a great crew but they need materials. We also must winterize the building so it can be used year-round. When completed the Freight Shed will demonstrate energy efficiency, building re-use and the potential for people to take action and make meaningful change in their community!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Level I: Gets you- a BIG Thank you + Invite to the market opening! We know that good things can happen from lots of small acts - please be a part of it!

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    Level II: Gets you- Thank you credit on facebook and our Blog + Name on supporter wall + Bath Farmers’ Market Rib Raising recipes via email.

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    Latin American Lunch (for 1) at the Freight Shed. Relax and enjoy lunch with Latin flavor and music on a Sunday afternoon. To be scheduled in June
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    Level Three: Gets you – (All the Level 1-2 goodies) +
    The Arrowics, “Ring of Oak”, Limited Edition, Freight Shed CD.

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    Latin American Lunch at the Freight Shed (for 2). Relax and enjoy lunch with Latin flavor and music on a Sunday afternoon. To be scheduled in June
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    Pledge $47 or more About $47

    Level Four: Gets you – (All the Level 1-3 goodies) +
    Screen Print, Freight Shed Tee Shirt Designed by Evan Farley (additional Tees $25ea). Locally sourced tees.

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    Level Five: Gets you – (All the Level 1-4 goodies) +
    A heaping bag of locally grown and produced food from our farmers' market. This can be worked into your budget as you'll receive some choices! Plus we will honor you at the opening of our new winter market in November!

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    All the Level 1-4 goodies+ SUMMER SUPPLY OF EGGS12doz LOCAL FARM EGGS JUNE, JULY +AUGUST

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    Latin American Lunch at the Freight Shed (for 4). Relax and enjoy lunch with Latin flavor and music on a Sunday afternoon. To be scheduled in June
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    Level Six: Gets you – (All the Level 1-4 goodies) + a basket heaping with locally grown and produced food from our farmers' market. If you are from "away" we'll send your our shippable assortment with maple syrup, dried mushrooms, beans and more !

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    Level Seven: Gets you - (All the Level 1-4 Goodies) + Freight Shed Friday Dinner for 2.

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    1 1/2 hour Kennebec River Boat Tour for 6 people plus a Bath Farmers' Market basket of treats - See the Freight Shed from the water!

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    Level Eight: Gets you - (All the Level 1-4 Goodies) +
    Your name engraved on a Picnic Table for the Freight Shed.

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    One night for two: relax, replenish and rejuvenate at the beautiful Kismet Inn and Spa, includes breakfast prepared with organic, Bath Farmers Market ingredients + two massages and a private yoga session.

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    Two nights at the historic Greek Revival Inn at Bath for 2 includes breakfast + an architectural tour through Bath starting at the Freight Shed.

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    Grand Prize Level: Gets you - (All the Level 1-4 Goodies) + So much Love! To thank you we’ll throw you a party! We will put on a great event for you and 40 of your friends: all Local foods, at the Freight Shed with live music by the Arrowsics! Your sponsorship will be acknowledged with a plaque on Commercial Street!

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