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We're creating the world's best new public market right here in San Diego and filling it with farmers, chefs, art and food.
1,379 backers pledged $146,121 to help bring this project to life.

It's a Sign of the Times

Posted by Catt White (Creator)

Thank you Kickstarters!

It's a good thing we have a really big place for a party. Almost 1,400 of you have donated to create the San Diego Public Market and we're not quite done yet. We have less than three hours to the end of our Kickstarter pledge drive.

By now, you've given enough for a good head start on the Market Kitchen, in addition to preparing the Food Hall to host Wednesday and Sunday farmers' markets and upcoming events.  (Kickstarter Backers party, anyone?) Additional donations his morning will determine how fast the kitchen can be ready to host a food truck pod, vendor commissary space and community cooking classes.

We're grateful to you for the much needed and appreciated funding, whether a dollar or many thousands at a time. (Thank you Roger and Arturo!) We're thrilled that almost 1,400 hearts and minds have voted and campaigned for this project. You've emailed and posted on Facebook and driven past the property and honked or waved while we're patching and scrubbing and giving tours to contractors, chefs and prospective shopkeepers.

Your enthusiasm is a sign that this idea is important and that you're with us: we're not going to wait around anymore for the powers that be to give us a place for a public market like they do in most cities. We're just going to do it ourselves, like a whole flock of Little Red Hens.

Like us, you've got just a few more hours to increase the size of our flock by calling friends, emailing co-workers and telling that guy ahead of you in the coffee line.

So here's another sign. Some of you have asked how to get the campaign sign in our Kickstarter story. Sorry, Melissa created that one in Photoshop. But since so many of you want one, we're heading to the printer and we're making one more offer if you've already cast your vote.

Increase your pledge by at least $10 this morning before our campaign ends (just after 10 am PST today, August 24th) and receive this limited edition yard sign in addition to the reward already chosen.

To increase your pledge: Sign into your Kickstarter account. Click "manage your pledge". Increase the amount (by at least $10) without changing your reward by filling in the additional amount in the grey box at the top of the page. We'll add your sign to your reward account on our end and you can pick it up next month.

You've cast your vote. We'll build it, and you will come. It's time.

With gratitude, Catt & Dale

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    1. Sean Kelley on

      Honk honk, great job other there neighbor!