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.
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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Kickstarter only supports credit card payments. While it will not count toward our goal you can support our project directly by sending a check to the Bath Freight Shed Alliance at our mailing address: 348 Bald Head Rd. Arrowsic ME 04530 Thank You!
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Thanks for asking. You will not be charged for your pledge amount until the 31st of March - and only IF we are successful! We are super encouraged though!
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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!Estimated delivery:
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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.Estimated delivery:
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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 or July.Estimated delivery:
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Level Three: Gets you – (All the Level 1-2 goodies) + The Arrowics, “Ring of Oak”, Limited Edition, Freight Shed CD.Estimated delivery:
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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 or July.Estimated delivery:
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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.Estimated delivery:
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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!Estimated delivery:
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All the Level 1-4 goodies+ SUMMER SUPPLY OF EGGS12doz LOCAL FARM EGGS JUNE, JULY +AUGUSTEstimated delivery:
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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 or July.Estimated delivery:
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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 !Estimated delivery:
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Level Seven: Gets you - (All the Level 1-4 Goodies) + Freight Shed Friday Dinner for 2.Estimated delivery:
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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!Estimated delivery:
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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.Estimated delivery:
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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.Estimated delivery:
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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.Estimated delivery:
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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!Estimated delivery:
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