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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.

And now it begins...

Posted by Catt White (Creator)

We did it, Kickstarters! 

You did it! You pledged more than $146,000 - 58% over our original goal - to help refurbish the Food Hall at the San Diego Public Market and get started on the Market Kitchen. 

Our campaign is now closed, and Kickstarter will soon be providing us with reports so we can contact you for the information we need to deliver your rewards. Keep an eye out for emails through this system the early part of next week and respond as soon as you can. We'll still be able to update you via Kickstarter, until we get the info to send you weekly e-newsletters.

It has been a wild ride the last 16 days and we're frankly overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement. Now, the real work begins. But first, let's celebrate. Our backer (and local farmer) Tamara perfectly captured the euphoria we're feeling:

"Oh joy of joys!!!....We did it San Diego! Thank you Catt and Dale for being unreasonable in your willingness to dream big dreams........Beyond what is reasonable, comfortable, safe, ordinary........ yeah, thats what we're talking about!!!! Lets roll up our sleeves together, engage the willingness of community and create, create, create! The birth of a legacy, wow! You rock, we rock...thank you!"

No, no, no no... thank each and every one of you! We're doing this together!

In gratitude, Dale & Catt


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    1. Catt White Creator on

      Thank you for all of the offers of support!

      The response has been overwhelming, and we're organizing a system now to get more specific info on what kinds of time and talents are being offered, and how to schedule individuals and groups and coordinate those efforts.

      First up, we'll be sending surveys to all of our backers so we can fulfill your rewards, and that communication will offer ways you can provide us with specifics on ways you'd like to be involved. Watch your email tomorrow and Wednesday.

      Meanwhile, follow us on Facebook for another way to stay in touch.

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      Desi McKinnon on

      This is so awesome. I can't wait to see it all come into being. I also agree with Jim on the volunteer tip. Please ask because I have more labor than money to share;)


    3. Amanda Kalal on

      Congratulations!!!! Cannot wait to help and support our new public market! -Amanda K.

    4. Jill Main Salgado on

      ^^^ 100% agreement with Jim T

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      Jim and Lisa Thomas on

      So cool.'ve brought us together. We've offered a small financial offering of support. We know there is much work what's next? Feel free to ask from your family of new best friends... work party, ideas, contacts, volunteers. JIM T